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Three-time Golden Globe nominated actress Denise Nicholas has won great acclaim for her debut novel. Spreadout beside Celeste on the train is a paper entitled How to Stay Alive in Mississippi. A young, privileged black woman from Detroit, Celeste has begun to realize she knows as little about her race as her white ex-boyfriend. So she heads to the South “to shore up her own Negro-ness” by volunteering during the Freedom Summer.

©2005 Denise Nicholas (P)2006 Recorded Books, LLC

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“Sometimes gorgeous, sometimes terrifying, this novel marks the debut of a talented writer.” ( Publishers Weekly)

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