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Author : Nina Revoyr
ISBN : 9781936070480
Genre : Fiction
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"[A]n absolutely compelling story of family and racial tragedy. Revoyr’s novel is honest in detailing southern California’s brutal history, and honorable in showing how families survived with love and tenacity and dignity." —Susan Straight, author of Highwire Moon Southland brings us a fascinating story of race, love, murder and history, against the backdrop of an ever-changing Los Angeles. A young Japanese-American woman, Jackie Ishida, is in her last semester of law school when her grandfather, Frank Sakai, dies unexpectedly. While trying to fulfill a request from his will, Jackie discovers that four African-American boys were killed in the store Frank owned during the Watts Riots of 1965. Along with James Lanier, a cousin of one of the victims, Jackie tries to piece together the story of the boys’ deaths. In the process, she unearths the long-held secrets of her family’s history. Southland depicts a young woman in the process of learning that her own history has bestowed upon her a deep obligation to be engaged in the larger world. And in Frank Sakai and his African-American friends, it presents characters who find significant common ground in their struggles, but who also engage each other across grounds—historical and cultural—that are still very much in dispute. Moving in and out of the past—from the internment camps of World War II, to the barley fields of the Crenshaw District in the 1930s, to the streets of Watts in the 1960s, to the night spots and garment factories of the 1990s—Southland weaves a tale of Los Angeles in all of its faces and forms. Nina Revoyr is the author of The Necessary Hunger ("Irresistible."—Time Magazine). She was born in Japan, raised in Tokyo and Los Angeles, and is of Japanese and Polish-American descent. She lives and works in Los -Angeles.
Category: Fiction


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ISBN : CORNELL:31924082822820
Genre : Labor unions
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Category: Labor unions

From The Southland

Author : Thomas Lux
ISBN : 193485137X
Genre : Art
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"Lux creates a series of remarkable portraits of contemporary Americans engaged in peculiar and sometimes hilarious trades: fire-eaters, bridge-workers, bug photographers, hypnotherapists, crime lab cops, master taxidermists, inveterate weepers and denizens of the night. A delicious mix of captivating science writing and colorful studies of contemporary Americana"--Cover, p. [4].
Category: Art

For Home And The Southland

Author : John Zwemer
ISBN : 0935523731
Genre : Confederate States of America
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Men form East Central Georgia form a regiment to the glorious struggles and triumphs in Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.
Category: Confederate States of America

Faith In The Great Southland

Author : Mary Hawkins
ISBN : 9781624166228
Genre : Fiction
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Elizabeth Waverly never dreamed that taking a convict transport back to her home in Australia would change her life. But from the moment she lays eyes on John Martin, she cannot resist her growing attraction to him. She knows the man faces a life sentece for murder, but her heart refuses to believe he is guilty of the charges against him. How could someone who so valiantly protects others and accepts another prisoner's punishment be a brutal felon?Yet once the transport ship lands in Australia, their paths are bound to head in very different directions. Is their love destined to become a bittersweet memory of what might have been, or will faith show them another way? The Great Southland Series includes: Faith in the Great Southland: Book 1 Hope in the Great Southland: Book 2 Love in the Great Southland: Book 3 Great Southland Gold: Book 4
Category: Fiction

Vigilante Southland

Author : Gary Phillips
ISBN : 9781401285951
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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VIGILANTE: SOUTHLAND is a hard-hitting tale of revenge and redemption from acclaimed crime novelist Gary Phillips (PEEPLAND) and artist Elena Casagrande (SUICIDE RISK) that puts an uncompromising, contemporary spin on the classic Marv Wolfman and George Pérez-created character. Donny thought he had it all. A cushy life in L.A. and a brilliant and beautiful girlfriend, Dorrie. While Donny just never seemed to have time for social causes, Dorrie dedicated her life to fighting societal and racial injustice…but crime and corruption have a way of fighting back. Now Dorrie’s dead…and Donny is left behind to take up the battle. It’s the last thing he ever expected, but the more he learns about the shadowy forces that killed the woman he loved, the more determined he is to find justice—by any means necessary. Conspiracies. Corporations. Assassins. Family secrets best left buried. The system can’t stop any of them from taking their bloody toll, but Donny can. All he needs is his fists, his smarts, a little training…and a mask. Because sometimes doing the right thing means breaking the law. He is the Vigilante. How far will he go to set the wrong things right? Collects VIGILANTE: SOUTHLAND issues #1-6, with the first publication of issues #4-6.
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Southland Writers

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ISBN : UVA:X002551592
Genre : American literature
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Author : Tom Poland
ISBN : 9781611175950
Genre : History
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Veteran journalist and southern storyteller Tom Poland has been writing about the disappearing rural South for nearly four decades. With a companionable appreciation for nostalgia, preservation, humor, and wonder, Georgialina: A Southland as We Knew It brings to life once more the fading and often-forgotten unfiltered character of the South as Poland takes readers down back roads to old homeplaces, covered bridges, and country stores. He recalls hunting for snipes and for lost Confederate gold; the joys of beach music, the shag, and cruising Ocean Drive; and the fading traditions of sweeping yards with homemade brooms, funeral processions, calling catfish, and other customs of southern heritage and history. Peppered with candid memoir, Georgialina also introduces readers to a host of quirky and memorable characters who have populated the southland of Poland’s meanderings. As commercialization, homogenization, and relocation have slowly altered distinctive regions of the country, making all places increasingly similar, southern traditions have proven to be more resilient than most. But Poland notes that many elements that once defined day-to-day life in the South are now completely foreign to contemporary generations. Set primarily in Poland’s native Georgia and adopted home of South Carolina, his tales of bygone times resonate across a recognizably southern landscape and faithfully recall the regional history and lore that have defined the South for generations as a place uniquely its own for natives, newcomers, and visitors.
Category: History