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Praying for Sheetrock

A Work of Nonfiction

by Melissa Fay Greene

  • 329 Want to read
  • 36 Currently reading

Published by Ballantine Books .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages368
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7568991M
ISBN 100449907538
ISBN 109780449907535

So emphatic is Melissa Fay Greene that Praying for Sheetrock is a work of nonfiction that she includes the phrase as a part of the title. Perhaps she feared that her use of novelistic techniques might lead the reader astray into believing that the stories she tells, the history she recounts, are imagined or distorted. Praying for Sheetrock Praying for Sheetrock Research Papers look at a book by Melissa Fay Greene about racial discrimination. Research papers that discuss Praying for Sheetrock by Melissa Fay Greene discuss the racial tensions that existed during the novel. Have our writers that are experts in historical literature custom write a review of Praying for Sheetrock or .

Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Praying for Sheetrock This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Finalist for the 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 s, the white sheriff still wielded all the power, controlling everything and everybody.

Prologue Summary The book opens with a vivid description of a collision between two trucks on Highway 17 in rural McIntosh County, Georgia. The white sheriff of the county, Tom Poppell, arrives on the scene of the accident. Greene describes Poppell’s personality—he likes to curse, and he dresses nicely—and mentions the family dynasty of Poppell [ ]. Praying for Sheetrock: A Work of Nonfiction Melissa Fay Greene, Author Da Capo Press $ (p) ISBN More By and About .


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Finalist for the National Book Praying for Sheetrock book 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 s, the white sheriff still wielded all the power, controlling everything and by: Finalist for the 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 s, the white sheriff still wielded all the power, controlling everything and everybody.4/5.

Praying for Sheetrock is a book about social change and the way it can really happen - in small measures, in individual homes, with participants who are simultaneously victims and heroes.

The setting for this warmly written history is McIntosh County, Georgia, at the beginning of the s/5(80). PRAYING FOR SHEETROCK A Work of Nonfiction. Finalist for the 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 s, the white sheriff still wielded all the power, controlling everything and everybody.

Praying for Sheetrock is a book of literary nonfiction by writer Melissa Fay Greene. The book was a finalist for the National Book Award in A group of experts convened by New York University’s journalism department also included the book on its list of the best journalism of the 20th century.

The book’s author, Greene, is a native of. Finalist for the 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 s, the white sheriff still wielded all the power, controlling everything and everybody.

Somehow the sweeping changes of the civil rights. Praying for Sheetrock was named one of the top works of American journalism in the 20th century by a panel of judges under the aegis of New York University School of Journalism, won the Robert F Kennedy Memorial Book Award, and was nominated as a finalist for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Praying for Sheetrock Homework Help Questions. What's the summary for Praying for Sheetrock. Please keep in mind that the full title of this book is Praying for Sheetrock: A Work of Nonfiction.

Melissa Fay Greene (born Decem ) is an American nonfiction author. A graduate of Oberlin College, Greene is the author of six books of nonfiction, a two-time National Book Award finalist, a inductee into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame, and a recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in the Creative Arts.

Greene has written for The. As a work of nonfiction, Praying for Sheetrock is not inflated by facts and figures, or from layer upon layer of dry historical information. Melissa Fay Greene uses a variety of intriguing literary tools—poetic language, quirky character details, authentic dialogue—to make the book, as the critics say, “read just like a novel.”/5(6).

Instead, "Praying for Sheetrock" is a composite oral history of a complex, deceptively quiet community during the s and s, where the social norms seemed old-fashioned, even quaint, and where even justifiably disgruntled citizens, both white and black, are restrained equally by an ill-defined sense of fear and by a desire to get along Cited by:   Finalist for the 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 s, the white sheriff still wielded all the power, controlling everything and everybody.

Somehow the sweeping changes of the civil 4/5(5). Praying for Sheetrock Hardcover Book. By Melissa Fay Greene. First Edition/ First Printing Published by Addison-Wesley. Very Good Condition, Light Wear- Please see Pictures.

Please add $ shipping in the U.S. only. Email me with any questions. Thanks. Seller Rating: % positive. "Praying for Sheetrock," by Melissa Fay Greene, pages, Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, New York, $ MELISSA FAY Greene's "Praying for Sheetrock" is the Georgia book that people should Author: Carl Schoettler.

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InMcIntosh County, N.C., was a tiny hamlet of souls—half of them black—that the civil-rights movement, played out in cities, had passed by: a hard-scrabble setting for Greene's powerful book debut. Greene describes the black community—so isolated that they spoke Gullah—as having no plumbing, telephones, hot water, paved roads, electricity, gas heat, or Author: Melissa Fay Greene.

Praying for Sheetrock: A Work of Nonfiction by Melissa Fay Greene. Click here for the lowest price. Paperback,Pages: Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Praying for Sheetrock by Melissa Fay Greene,Fawcett Columbine edition, in English - 1st Ballantine Books edCited by: Praying for Sheetrock | Finalist for the 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 s, the white sheriff still wielded all the power, controlling everything and : Da Capo Press.

7. In the chapter entitled 'Praying for Sheetrock,' the author delineates three levels of history: the first, the accepted public history; the second, the specific local history; the third, the private stories of every individual.

Among all the strange and wonderful stories in the book, which level of history is most represented? Which level5/5(2). Finalist for the 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 s, the white sheriff still wielded all the power, controlling everything and everybody.5/5(1).

Enderby Entertainment is developing a feature film based on Melissa Fay Greene’s civil rights drama “Praying for Sheetrock,” Variety .