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The Secret of Magic

By Deborah Johnson, 1958-

In 1946, a young female attorney from New York City attempts the impossible: attaining justice for a black man in the Deep South.







Regina Robichard works for Thurgood Marshall, who receives an unusual letter asking the NAACP to investigate the murder of a returning black war hero. It is signed by M. P. Calhoun, the most reclusive author in the country.




As a child, Regina was captivated by Calhoun’s The Secret of Magic, a novel in which white and black children played together in a magical forest.



Once down in Mississippi, Regina finds that nothing in the South is as it seems. She must navigate the muddy waters of racism, relationships, and her own tragic past. The Secret of Magic brilliantly explores the power of stories and those who tell them.



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Publish Date

2014

ISBN

9780399157721


Format: Book
Author: Johnson, Deborah, 1958-
Summary: Working for a prominent member of the NAACP in 1946 when a request comes from her favorite childhood author to investigate the murder of a black war hero, Regina Robichard travels to Mississippi, where she navigates the muddy waters of racism, relationships, and her own tragic past.
Title: The Secret of Magic / Deborah Johnson.
Publisher Date: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, a member of Penguin Group (USA), [2014]
Subject: Women lawyers -- Fiction. Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction. Race relations -- Fiction. Mississippi -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9780399157721 (hbk.) 0399157727 (hbk.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 5
System Items Total: 13
Call Number: F Johnson
Oclc: 853618601
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Bib Id: 506391

Format: Book
Author: Johnson, Deborah, 1958-
Summary: Working for a prominent member of the NAACP in 1946 when a request comes from her favorite childhood author to investigate the murder of a black war hero, Regina Robichard travels to Mississippi, where she navigates the muddy waters of racism, relationships, and her own tragic past.
Title: The Secret of Magic / Deborah Johnson.
Publisher, Date: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, a member of Penguin Group (USA), [2014]
Description: 402 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects: Women lawyers -- Fiction.
Subjects: Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Subjects: Race relations -- Fiction.
Subjects: Mississippi -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Genre: Legal stories.
Notes: "Amy Einhorn books"--Title page recto.
LCCN: 2013025090
ISBN: 9780399157721 (hbk.)
ISBN: 0399157727 (hbk.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 5
Total Copies: 13
Call Number: F Johnson