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❰Download❯ ➵ The Twelve-Mile Straight Author Eleanor Henderson – S-mebel.pro From New York Times bestselling author Eleanor Henderson an audacious American epic set in rural Georgia during the years of the Depression and ProhibitionCotton County Georgia 1930 in a house full ofFrom New York Times bestselling author Eleanor Henderson an audacious American epic set in rural Georgia during the years of the Depression and ProhibitionCotton County Georgia 1930 in a house full of secrets two babies one light skinned the other dark are born to Elma Jesup a white sharecropper’s daughter Accused of her rape field hand Genus Jackson is lynched and dragged behi.

Nd a truck down the Twelve Mile Straight the road to the nearby town In the aftermath the farm’s inhabitants are forced to contend with their complicity in a series of events that left a man dead and a family irrevocably fracturedDespite the prying eyes and curious whispers of the townspeople Elma begins to raise her babies as best as she can under the roof of her mercurial fat.

The Twelve-Mile Straight Epub Ê The Twelve-Mile  PDF ¿ PDF/EPUB s mebel.pro

The Twelve-Mile Straight Epub Ê The Twelve-Mile PDF ¿ PDF/EPUB s mebel.pro

twelve mile mobile straight book The Twelve-Mile ebok The Twelve-Mile Straight eBookNd a truck down the Twelve Mile Straight the road to the nearby town In the aftermath the farm’s inhabitants are forced to contend with their complicity in a series of events that left a man dead and a family irrevocably fracturedDespite the prying eyes and curious whispers of the townspeople Elma begins to raise her babies as best as she can under the roof of her mercurial fat.

10 thoughts on “The Twelve-Mile Straight

  1. Paromjit Paromjit says:

    The Twelve-Mile Straight Epub Ê The Twelve-Mile PDF ¿ PDF/EPUB s mebel.pro twelve mile mobile, straight book, The Twelve-Mile ebok, The Twelve-Mile Straight eBookThis historical Southern Gothic novel set in the depression era and prohibition is a hard read with its relentless depiction of the Jim Crow time It is 1930 in Florence Cotton County Georgia when a sharecropper's daughter Elma Jesup a white single woman gives birth to the Gemini twins one baby is white and the other is 'coloured' an exceedingly strange event Elma's father Juke who sells moonshine is instrumental in pointing the finger at the good kind and sweet Genus Jackson as the perpetrator of rape and the stirred up townsfolk murder Genus by lynching him and dragging his body down the Twelve Mile Straight the road to town Journalists are bribed to ensure the 'right' story is told to the town This sickening injustice is not to end there the narrative goes back and forth in time as the repercussions of these events leaves no one untouched as the parts they contribute to them are revealed Nan is the blac


  2. Angela M Angela M says:

    The Twelve-Mile Straight Epub Ê The Twelve-Mile PDF ¿ PDF/EPUB s mebel.pro twelve mile mobile, straight book, The Twelve-Mile ebok, The Twelve-Mile Straight eBookFlorence Georgia Cotton County The Twelve Mile Straight road in 1930's depressed times on a farm Lynching and racism that makes you sick women abused deception and lies and secrets some genuinely evil people In the midst of it all a colored and a white baby are born They called them Gemini twins and they wanted you to believe they were born of the same mother at the same time but of two fathers and because of that lie a man is lynched Up front I have to say this is dark gruesome sad and brutal It was hard to read but than likely so reflective of the time and place and so important not to forget that as atrocious as things were this was what happened in that time and place Even with that why was I was compelled to keep reading? I've given up on books that were hard to take before but I just had to find out what happens to the innocent children I was also compelled by t


  3. Fran (on hiatus) Fran (on hiatus) says:

    The Twelve-Mile Straight Epub Ê The Twelve-Mile PDF ¿ PDF/EPUB s mebel.pro twelve mile mobile, straight book, The Twelve-Mile ebok, The Twelve-Mile Straight eBookGeorge Wilson owned two hundred acres of land along the Twelve Mile Straight Road in 1930's Cotton CountyGeorgia Additionally he owned the cotton mill The Jesups were the principal sharecropping family since the turn of the century Juke Jesup's daughter Elma and Negro maid Nan lived with Juke in a house provided by George Wilson while Negro pickers


  4. Carol Carol says:

    The Twelve-Mile Straight Epub Ê The Twelve-Mile PDF ¿ PDF/EPUB s mebel.pro twelve mile mobile, straight book, The Twelve-Mile ebok, The Twelve-Mile Straight eBookE galley provided through the generosity of Edelweiss Ecco Publishing and Author Eleanor Henderson to be published September 12 2017 A shout out to Bookseller Charles Bottomley of Northshire Bookstore Manchester Vermont for his recommendation of this forthcoming book Eye brows are raised and tongues are wagging as well you might think they would be when you hear the premise of this story set in 1930’s Cotton County Georgia Elma Jessup the unmarried pregnant daughter of a sharecropper labors in delivering a light skinned girl and a dark skinned boy Even the unpaved twelve mile straight so named due to the exactness of this description can’t separate the nosiness of her righteous neighbors and what is not their business This birthing of innocents leads to long reaching and


  5. Campbell Andrews Campbell Andrews says:

    The Twelve-Mile Straight Epub Ê The Twelve-Mile PDF ¿ PDF/EPUB s mebel.pro twelve mile mobile, straight book, The Twelve-Mile ebok, The Twelve-Mile Straight eBookI came to respect and appreciate this novel than it promised in its opening pages But I never did come around to liking it exactly Which I daresay is the author's intentMs Henderson testifies to this on the back cover I wanted to capture the innocence of those country stories and also to fracture it Fracture it she does far beyond a funhouse mirror and into a thousand jagged shardsThis is a punishing book Oh it's easy enough to read and for the most part smoothly told in its construction The end is a relief and a release as it's hard to imagine much worse could happen to the characters that surviveCan fiction be penance? I had the distinct sense during The Twelve Mile Straight that I was reading a writer's attempt to turn over every rock and bring to light every transgression and injustice real and imagined that her relatives might have been connected to Her scholarship is so thorough that it's hard to discern where the


  6. Louise Wilson Louise Wilson says:

    The Twelve-Mile Straight Epub Ê The Twelve-Mile PDF ¿ PDF/EPUB s mebel.pro twelve mile mobile, straight book, The Twelve-Mile ebok, The Twelve-Mile Straight eBookSet in rural Georgia during the years of the Depression and Prohibition Cotton County Georgia 1930 in a house full of secrets two babies one light skinned the other dark are born to Elma Jesup a white sharecroppers daughter Field hand Genus Jackson is accused of her rape He is lynched and dragged down The Twelve Mile Straight In the aftermath the farms inhabitants are forced to contend with their compliantly in a series of events that left a man dead and a family irrevocably fractured Elma begins to raise her bab


  7. Melissa Crytzer Fry Melissa Crytzer Fry says:

    The Twelve-Mile Straight Epub Ê The Twelve-Mile PDF ¿ PDF/EPUB s mebel.pro twelve mile mobile, straight book, The Twelve-Mile ebok, The Twelve-Mile Straight eBook375 4Eleanor Henderson had me hooked from page one – with the mystery of these two babies born with different skin colors no spoiler – this is part of the book jacket copy Then she reeled me in with the unimaginable actions of one of the characters against her own daughter And I had to know “How on Earth could she?” and “Why on Earth would she?” And then other events occur that had me flipping pages for answersThe stakes are high early on in this story that is a reminder of the country’s history of hatred And even though slavery had been abolished some 60 plus years earlier its after effects and growing forms of bigotry were alive and well in 1930s Georgia The book covers every misdeed and reprehensible human behavior ima


  8. Melissa Crytzer Fry Melissa Crytzer Fry says:

    The Twelve-Mile Straight Epub Ê The Twelve-Mile PDF ¿ PDF/EPUB s mebel.pro twelve mile mobile, straight book, The Twelve-Mile ebok, The Twelve-Mile Straight eBook375 4Eleanor Henderson had me hooked from page one – with the mystery of these two babies born with different skin colors no spoiler – this is part of the book jacket copy Then she reeled me in with the unimaginable actions of one of the characters against her own daughter And I had to know “How on Earth could she?” and “Why on Earth would she?” And then other events occur that had me flipping pages for answersThe stakes are high early on in this story that is a reminder of the country’s history of hatred And even though slavery had been abolished some 60 plus years earlier its after effects and growing forms of bigotry were alive and well in 1930s Georgia The book covers every misdeed and reprehensible human behavior ima


  9. Roman Clodia Roman Clodia says:

    The Twelve-Mile Straight Epub Ê The Twelve-Mile PDF ¿ PDF/EPUB s mebel.pro twelve mile mobile, straight book, The Twelve-Mile ebok, The Twelve-Mile Straight eBookThis got off to an emotive start with the lynching of a young black man accused of raping a white girl who has given birth to twin babies one white one black But this implausible scenario is just the start of a tale which feels predictable overly melodramatic and too long With a narrative which moves back and forth in time and with extended back stories to new characters the plot seems to circle and stall rather than progress The themes too can be ticked off on one hand rape violence patriarchy racism misogyny All important issues for sure but they're too pat here used for dramatic effect rather than real insight The twisted relationships feel contrived and the writing is somehow distanced so that it's difficult to feel involved There are a lot of books out there about the American South and its oppressive past this one repeats all the usual tropes and adds nothing new to the mix


  10. Bamboozlepig Bamboozlepig says:

    The Twelve-Mile Straight Epub Ê The Twelve-Mile PDF ¿ PDF/EPUB s mebel.pro twelve mile mobile, straight book, The Twelve-Mile ebok, The Twelve-Mile Straight eBookDNF'd this one at the halfway point I was into it when it first started but by the halfway point it seemed like the plot was spinning its wheels in the mud Part of it was for every character in the novel there was a lengthy backstory to introduce The shifts between the character's past and where they were in the current timeline was not handled smoothlyI also didn't buy the Gemini twins angle because it seemed so implausible that people in the area who knew the family would be gullible enough to think both the colored baby and the white baby were born to Elma Maybe it


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