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The Dry Grass of August

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The Dry Grass of August

On a scorching day in August 1954, 13-year-old Jubie Watts leaves Charlotte, North Carolina, with her family for a Florida vacation. Crammed into the Packard along with Jubie are her three siblings, her mother, and the family's black maid, Mary Luther.

For as long as Jubie can remember, Mary has been there --- cooking, cleaning, compensating for her father's rages and her mother's benign neglect, and loving Jubie unconditionally. » Click Here

The Dry Grass of August
by Anna Jean Mayhew

  • Publication Date: April 1, 2011
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Kensington
  • ISBN-10: 0758254091
  • ISBN-13: 9780758254092