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No Crystal Stair
No Crystal Stair

No Crystal Stair


424 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF

PDF, $7.95 (US $7.95) (CA $7.95)

Publication Date: December 2009

ISBN 9781934178072

Rights: US & CA

IWP Book Publishers (Dec 2009)


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Telling the remarkable story of black Americans in the 20th century through the character of Ann Elizabeth Carter, this historical novel weaves real events throughout the tale of America making slow, steady, and still unfinished progress towards racial equality. Raised in the privileged and comfortable world of Atlanta’s black elite, Ann Elizabeth still endures the dangers and rank discrimination of the deep south. When she marries Tuskegee Airman Robert Metcalf during World War II, their world broadens to include war-torn Germany, postwar Los Angeles, school integration, marches and sit-ins of the civil rights era, Cold War Europe, and the black separatist movement of the 1960s and early 1970s.

Author Biography

Eva Rutland was born in the segregated South before World War II. She was the recipient of the 2000 Golden Pen Award for Lifetime Achievement and is the author of more than 20 novels, including Almost a Wife, Heart and Soul, and Her Own Prince Charming. She lives in Sacramento, California.