The Resource Act of grace, by Karen Simpson

Act of grace, by Karen Simpson

Label
Act of grace
Title
Act of grace
Statement of responsibility
by Karen Simpson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Why would Grace Johnson, a bright, African-American high school senior, save the life of a Ku Klux Klansman named Jonathan Gilmore? That question hovers over Grace's hometown of Vigilant, Michigan, and few people, black or white, understand her actions--especially since rumor has it that many years ago, a member of the Gilmore family murdered several African-American residents. And if Grace had her way, she would not reveal the circumstances that led her to make what some deem to be a foolish sacrifice and an act of treason against her race. The decision to remain silent, however, is not Grace's to make, for the spirit of her ancestors have emerged and insist, in ways Grace cannot ignore, that she bear witness to the violent racial history that continues to divide the town of Viligant. But when Grace discovers a century-old tale of a bloodsoaked, eye-for-eye vengeance that includes the mysterious death of her own father, she questions whether she has the ability and the will to accept the mind-bending spiritual challenge in front of her. As Grace reluctantly embarks on the unlikeliest of journeys and into the magical world of the African-American traditions used by her ancestors to fight slavery and oppression, she undergoes a spiritual transformation that leads to the true nature of her calling: to lead Jonathan Gilmore, the town of Vigilant and her own soul on a path toward reconciliation, redemption and true grace."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
EYH
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Simpson, Karen
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Michigan
  • Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
  • Forgiveness
  • Racism
  • African American high school students
  • Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
  • African American high school students
  • Forgiveness
  • Racism
  • Michigan
Label
Act of grace, by Karen Simpson
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn709802885
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9780991641901
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)709802885
Label
Act of grace, by Karen Simpson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn709802885
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9780991641901
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)709802885

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