By (author) Connie Porter
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All-Bright Court by Connie Porter
Book DescriptionSet in a colorfully painted but crumbling housing project near a Buffalo, New York, steel mill, this "novel full of wisdom, grace and poetry" (Newsday) traces two decades in the lives of the project's residents. At the heart of this collective portrait is the Taylor family: Sam, Mary Kate, and their five children. For the Taylors and their neighbors, this is a time of tremendous optimism. The oldest boy, Mikey, shows special promise at school. Sam eats alongside his white coworkers at the local diner after his shift in the mill's inferno. The door to the white world seems to be opening. But time fades optimism: the steel industry falters, men lose their jobs. Mikey learns to distrust hope. The miracle of this heartbreaking story is its warmth in the face of tragic disappointment. All-Bright Court illuminates the dignity, faith, and humor that enable people to endure a world bound by devastating reality.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780618056798
(210mm x 146mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Houghton Mifflin (Trade)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Connie Porter
Addy 3-Book Boxed Set, Paperback / softback (August 2014)
Three Addy Walker adventures are collected in this boxed set. Readers can join Addy as she learns about true friendship; on a journey that leads to a double celebration on April 9th; and on a trip back in time in which the reader chooses what happens next. Illustrations.
Heart Full of Hope, Paperback / softback (August 2014)
Having Poppa home fills Addy's heart with happiness, and moving to a boarding house brings a new special friendNone who encourages Addy to always stay hopeful for the future. Then Addy enjoys the victory of having her idea chosen for a fair fundraiser. Illustrations.
Finding Freedom, Paperback / softback (August 2014)View all books by Connie Porter
Addy Walker's family is planning a dangerous escape from slavery during the summer of 1864. But before they can leave, her Poppa and her brother, Sam, are sold! Addy and her Momma decide they must head out on their own. But when will her family be reunited? Illustrations.
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