THE DRY GRASS OF AUGUST - BEHIND THE STORY (A BOOK COMPANION
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Loved the novel, but still hungry for more?
If you've devoured the last morsel of your savory book, but have a stomach that yearns for more, "Behind the Story" will be a most delightful surprise. Enjoy this basket full of hand-picked treats, compiled as an easy, concise, info-rich serving just for you! You'll be on a VIP tour where we will take you by the hand to show you what is behind the curtains, what is "Behind the Story".
Re-read the original book RIGHT AFTER reading this book!
The original book suddenly became much richer and more enticing after I finished this Behind the Story, I HAD to open up the original book once more! Highly recommended!
From Sherry Lawson
A sneak peek of what's inside:
? Bibliography and resources, great as study guides or research resource.
? Trivia Questions and Discussion Starters, great for your book clubs!
?What was the inspiration behind the creation of this book??
What inspired Anna Jean Mayhew to write The Dry Grass of August happened to her a long time ago. However, it took her thirty years before she was able to write about it. When the ?color line? was removed from the Charlotte, North Carolina city buses, the parents of Anna Jean Mayhew told her that if a ?colored? person would sit beside her on the bus, she should immediately get off or at least transfer to another seat. In 1957, Anna Jean Mayhew was working as a lifeguard for the summer. She had blue eyes, a deep tan and her hair was almost white from being exposed to the sun. While riding the bus, a ?colored? woman sat beside her. Immediately, she recalled what her parents lectured her on if this instance would occur. However, she felt that it would be rude to transfer to another seat. So, she stayed where she was seated. Eventually, she glanced down on the arm rest where her arm was resting beside that of the woman?s. She realized that her tanned arms were darker than the arms of the ?colored? woman...
Don't miss out! It's highly recommended.
if you're a real literature junkie or a diehard fan of the novel (I am both) it's really a must read. Highly recommended.
- ForTheQuinn (Austin, TX, US)
Disclaimer: This work is not meant to replace, but to complement the original work. If you've loved the novel, then this is the book for you. It is educational in purpose, entertaining in nature, unauthorized and unofficial. It is a digestive work produced to stimulate the appetite and to encourage readers to appreciate the original work even more.