In World War IIaera Mississippi, the aftermath of a tragedy takes on all the intensity and heat of the Delta summer when the town of Ruleton copes with violence, racism, and a vengeful spree that threatens the life of a young girl and the soul of the small town. In Hushpuckashaw County in the 1940s, many things are desperately unfair. Letitia Johnson, a young black mother and the nanny for one of the townas most distinguished couples, knows this only too well when the coupleas baby is found drowned in its bath. Accused by the grieving family and the enraged townspeople, Letitia quickly sends her twelve-year-old daughter, Sally, out to hide in the brush before she is taken into custody. The angry mob would get revenge when they drag Letitia from her jail cell and hang her that very night. But they wouldnat get Sally. Baby Allen, a courageous social worker, is assigned to Sallyas case, and gradually coaxes the young girl out of hiding, wins her trust, and secures her protection. But once Sally is safe, Baby is left with the greater mission of uncovering the truth about who is responsible for the infantas deathaa shocking revelation that will change the ways and attitudes of a town that has been long in need of changing. Beautiful and gripping, Cotton Song is the story of a womanas fight to save the child left behind after the horrific lynching that took her motheras life. From the Hardcover edition.For breakfast, Jolene wore a willowy green dress and the strand ofpearls hea#39;d given her for their first anniversary. She coulda#39;ve been dressed for Easter Services at church. A Presbyterian, Jolene never missed a Sunday service, towingJakeanbsp;...
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