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The Air Between Us

By Deborah Johnson

Revere, Mississippi, with its population of "20,000 and sinking" is not unlike most Southern towns in the sixties. Black people live on one side of town and whites live on the other. The two rarely mix, or so everyone believes. But the truth is brought to the forefront when Billy Ray Puckett, a white man wounded while hunting, shows up at the segregated Doctors Hospital. No one thinks much of his death—just a typical hunting accident—until the sheriff orders an investigation.

Suddenly the connections between whites and blacks are revealed to be deeper than anyone expected, which makes the town's struggle with integration that much more complicated. Dr. Cooper Connelly, who hails from a prominent white family, takes an unexpectedly progressive view toward school integration; while the esteemed Dr. Reese Jackson, so prominent he has garnered an Ebony profile, tries to stay above the fray. With fully realized characters and a mystery that will keep readers turning pages until the end, The Air Between Us is a heart-filled, endearing tale.




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Format: Book
Author: Johnson, Deborah
Title: The air between us / Deborah Johnson.
Publisher Date: New York : Amistad, c2008.
Subject: Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction Nineteen fifties -- Fiction Mississippi -- Fiction
Isbn: 9780061255571 0061255572
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: M Johnson
Oclc: 181592069
Bib Id: 288133

Format: Book
Author: Johnson, Deborah
Title: The air between us / Deborah Johnson.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Amistad, c2008.
Description: 321 p. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction
Subjects: Nineteen fifties -- Fiction
Subjects: Mississippi -- Fiction
ISBN: 9780061255571
ISBN: 0061255572
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: M Johnson