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Join Reference Librarian Sam Lee for a discussion of The Twelve-Mile Straight by Eleanor Henderson

Georgia, 1930: in a house full of secrets, two babies—one light skinned, and the other dark—are born to Elma Jesup, a white-sharecropper’s daughter. Accused of her rape, field hand Genus Jackson is lynched and dragged behind a truck down the Twelve-Mile Straight, the road to the nearby town. In the aftermath, the inhabitants are forced to contend with their complicity. 543 pages

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