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Take One Candle Light a Room

(2010)
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Fantine Antoine is a travel writer, a profession that keeps her happily away from her southern California home most of the time. When she returns to mark the fifth anniversary of the murder of her close friend Glorette, she finds herself pulled into the tumultuous life of Glorette's twenty-one-year-old son, Victor. After getting involved in a shooting, Victor - Fantine's godson - has fled to Louisiana. Together with her father, Fantine follows Victor, determined to help him avoid the criminal future that he suddenly seems destined for.

But Fantine's own fate will be altered on this journey as well: her father will reveal the wrenching secrets of his past, and she will be compelled to question the most essential choices she's made in her life. And all three characters will come face-to-face with the issues of race that beset them: Fantine, whose light black skin has eased her way in the world; her father, who grew up in the Jim Crow South; and Victor, whose fall into violence mirrors the path of so many other black men his age.

Take One Candle, Light a Room is a powerfully moving story about the intricacies of human connection, and about the ways in which we find a place for ourselves within our families and the world.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Used availability for Susan Straight's Take One Candle Light a Room

Hardback Editions

October 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Take One Candle Light a Room: A novel
Author(s): Susan Straight
ISBN: 0-307-37914-0 / 978-0-307-37914-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
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Paperback Editions

March 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Take One Candle Light a Room: A Novel
Author(s): Susan Straight
ISBN: 0-307-47737-1 / 978-0-307-47737-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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Audio Editions

June 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Take One Candle Light a Room
Author(s): Susan Straight
ISBN: 1-5226-7288-5 / 978-1-5226-7288-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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September 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Take One Candle Light a Room
Author(s): Susan Straight
Publisher: Audible Studios
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September 2013 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Take One Candle Light a Room
Author(s): Susan Straight
Publisher: Audible Studios
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September 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Take One Candle Light a Room
Author(s): Susan Straight
Publisher: Audible Studios
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September 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Take One Candle Light a Room
Author(s): Susan Straight
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Take One Candle Light a Room: A Novel
Author(s): Susan Straight
Publisher: Anchor
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA