Title: Praying for Sheetrock
Author: Greene, Melissa Fay
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., New York
Publication Date: 1991
Edition: First Edition
Book Condition: F
D-j Condition: NF
Comments: Back of d-j lightly soiled.
Synopsis: Finalist for the 1991 National Book Award and a New York Times Notable book, Praying for Sheetrock is the story of McIntosh County, a small, isolated, and lovely place on the flowery coast of Georgia–and a county where, in the 1970s, the white sheriff still wielded all the power, controlling everything and everybody. Somehow the sweeping changes of the civil rights movement managed to bypass McIntosh entirely. It took one uneducated, unemployed black man, Thurnell Alston, to challenge the sheriff and his courthouse gang–and to change the way of life in this community forever.