Book based on Madison in the early 1960's
Jan 26, 2023 12:00 PM
Lunch - Anne Dimock
Book based on Madison in the early 1960's

Entitled 'Against the Grain'. Every small act of history is a drama of time, place, and people. Welcome to Jamestown, New Jersey where in 1962-1964, six characters intersect in a conflict of change and complacency. During desegregation battles in the early 1960s, one African American family in a leafy NJ suburb experiences barriers more quiet and hidden than in the South. When the oldest child, Fleur, a high school student, gets an after school job in an upscale store on Main Street, she becomes the catalyst for change no one in her town expects. Some want to help her, others want to impede her, and some end up doing both. Fleur learns the limits of trusting her future to others, while making and defending her own decisions.