Oprah Book Club Selection, October 1999: Breena Clarke's first novel takes place in Washington, D.C.'s Georgetown in 1925, where a large and close-knit African American community took shape beneath the shadow of segregation. At the center of the story is baby Clara, who is swallowed by the Potomac as her sister, Johnnie Mae, cools off in the brackish water. It's the only place the girls can find relief -- they're banned from the new swimming pool the white kids use. After Clara drowns, the river is never the same, and Johnnie Mae hovers on the edge of womanhood wondering if she'll be able to get past her guilt and emptiness.
This trade size paperback book is in very good condition with light shelf wear. No marks or creases.