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The Twelve-Mile Straight

by Eleanor Henderson

Hardcover, 543 pages, HarperCollins, List Price: $27.99 |

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Set in the South during the Great Depression, The Twelve-Mile Straight takes an entirely fresh view on big American themes — race, heredity, inequality, shame — in a time of financial crisis and racialized violence.