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Scarlet Sister Mary / by Julia Peterkin ; foreword by A.J. Verdelle.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch AWARD PUL 1929 (Text) 39391006761439 Award - Fic Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0820319562
  • ISBN: 9780820319568
  • ISBN: 0820323772
  • ISBN: 9780820323770
  • Physical Description: xxxv, 345 pages ; 19 cm
  • Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, 1998.

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General Note:
"Brown thrasher books."
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages xxxiii-xxxv).
Summary, etc.:
Banned in Boston when it was first published in 1928, Scarlet Sister Mary is the story of a sexy, independent, and outspoken woman who lives to please herself. Abandoned by her husband, the heroine takes many lovers, loses her firstborn son, and eventually "finds peace" as a church member, although she refuses to give up her love charm and her gold hoop earrings. Scarlet Sister Mary shocked readers with its sensual portrayal of a black woman's private life, but it was universally lauded for its honesty and courage. The first edition sold more than one million copies worldwide, and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1929.
Awards Note:
Pulitzer Prize, 1929
Subject: African American women > Fiction.
Plantation workers > Fiction.
South Carolina > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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