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Title:
No crystal stair
Author:
Rutland, Eva.
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Publication Information:
Ontario, Can. : Mira, 2000.
Physical Description:
474 pages ; 18 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781551665191
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Growing up in Atlanta during the 1920s and 1930s as a member of the black privileged class, Ann Elizabeth Carter, the daughter of a doctor and granddaughter of a slave, comes face to face with the realities of prejudice and segregation when she marries Robert Metcalf, a black pilot stationed at Tusk


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Spanning almost 60 years of American history, Rutland's debut family saga chronicles the lives of privileged Ann Elizabeth Carter and Army Air Corps pilot Robert Metcalf--their romance, their struggles, and their ultimate happiness--as it sweeps its characters from the genteel, segregated world of Atlanta's black elite through the rough realities of war, prejudice, and civil rights activism and into the present. Optimistic, lightly humorous, and filled with an abundance of appealing characters, this is a well-crafted, compelling romance that does not gloss over the realities of prejudice, making for sometimes uncomfortable, but eye-opening, reading. It will have appeal far beyond the African American readership and would be a welcome addition to most romance and general women's fiction collections. Rutland is a veteran writer of series romance and lives in Sacramento, CA. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.