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Praying for sheetrock a work of nonfiction by Melissa Fay Greene

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Published by Addison-Wesley in Reading, Mass .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • McIntosh County (Ga.),
  • Georgia,
  • McIntosh County

Subjects:

  • Poppell, Thomas Hardwick,
  • Political corruption -- Georgia -- McIntosh County -- History -- 20th century,
  • Criminal justice, Administration of -- Georgia -- McIntosh County -- History -- 20th century,
  • Police corruption -- Georgia -- McIntosh County -- History -- 20th century,
  • Sheriffs -- Georgia -- McIntosh County -- Biography,
  • McIntosh County (Ga.) -- Social conditions,
  • McIntosh County (Ga.) -- Politics and government,
  • McIntosh County (Ga.) -- Race relations

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementMelissa Fay Greene.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHN79.G42 M354 1991
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 335 p. ;
Number of Pages335
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2025765M
ISBN 100201550482
LC Control Number91000547
OCLC/WorldCa23464129

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Praying for Sheetrock was named one of the top works of American journalism in the 20th century by a panel of judges under the aegis of New York University School of Journalism, won the Robert F Kennedy Memorial Book Award, and was nominated as a finalist for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Praying for Sheetrock Homework Help Questions. What's the summary for Praying for Sheetrock? Please keep in mind that the full title of this book is Praying for Sheetrock: A Work of Nonfiction. Melissa Fay Greene (born Decem ) is an American nonfiction author. A graduate of Oberlin College, Greene is the author of six books of nonfiction, a two-time National Book Award finalist, a inductee into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame, and a recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in the Creative Arts. Greene has written for The . As a work of nonfiction, Praying for Sheetrock is not inflated by facts and figures, or from layer upon layer of dry historical information. Melissa Fay Greene uses a variety of intriguing literary tools—poetic language, quirky character details, authentic dialogue—to make the book, as the critics say, “read just like a novel.”/5(6).

  Instead, "Praying for Sheetrock" is a composite oral history of a complex, deceptively quiet community during the s and s, where the social norms seemed old-fashioned, even quaint, and where even justifiably disgruntled citizens, both white and black, are restrained equally by an ill-defined sense of fear and by a desire to get along Cited by:   Finalist for the National Book Award and a New York Times Notable book, Praying for Sheetrock is the story of McIntosh County, a small, isolated, and lovely place on the flowery coast of Georgia--and a county where, in the s, the white sheriff still wielded all the power, controlling everything and everybody. Somehow the sweeping changes of the civil 4/5(5). Praying for Sheetrock Hardcover Book. By Melissa Fay Greene. First Edition/ First Printing Published by Addison-Wesley. Very Good Condition, Light Wear- Please see Pictures. Please add $ shipping in the U.S. only. Email me with any questions. Thanks! Seller Rating: % positive. "Praying for Sheetrock," by Melissa Fay Greene, pages, Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, New York, $ MELISSA FAY Greene's "Praying for Sheetrock" is the Georgia book that people should Author: Carl Schoettler.