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Park Row Books 6/11/2019. New hardcover. in Brand New jacket. Store pick: Call Your Daughter Home is sure to become a classic in Southern literature. It is a book that I didn’t just read – I lived it and felt it. And even though it was heart wrenching in parts it was also uplifting with a beautiful message of strength, perseverance and the power of women and a mother’s love. It is a beautifully written story of three women whose lives intersect in a small South Carolina town in the 1920s. Gertrude is a poor white woman with 4 daughters who has endured hardships that defy belief and yet finds the strength to do what she must to ensure that her children survive. Oretta is a first generation freed black woman who works for the same family who owned her mother. She too has suffered from loss and pain, the least of which is not being able to do what she knows is right because she must remember her place. Annie Cole is the mistress of the plantation where Retta lives and works and even though she is white and supposedly rich and privileged she too has suffered great loss and pain. Though from totally different backgrounds it is evident that these three women are more alike than they are different as they fight misogyny, poverty, and racism and try to save their families and those they love. -Nancy M., store volunteer (seconded by Nancy H. and Jackie W., store volunteers) Signed by author.