One Mississippi: a novel
When Daniel Musgroves family moves to a small Mississippi town at the beginning of his junior year, he faces all the pain and thrills of adolescence, with extra helpings of hormones and humiliation. But then he meets Tim, a fellow outsider, and the two become fast friends. You only need one best friend, Daniel reasons, to make it through high school alive. Together, they negotiate the triumphs and tribulations of junior year: going to the prom in sky blue tuxesit is 1973, after allplaying in an original Baptist musical entitled Christ!, and an unforgettable encounter with their secret heroes, Sonny and Cher. But when the first-ever black prom queen of Minor High School is hit by a car and emerges from her coma believing shes white, Daniel and Tim find themselves caught up in a shocking chain of events that leads to a shattering climax. In the spirit of Richard Russo and Tom Perrotta, Mark Childress is one of our sharpest and most keen-eyed chroniclers of small-town life. ONE MISSISSIPPI is his most ambitious and accomplished novel yet.
Level 4, 17 Points
Level 4, 17 Points
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|Grouping Title||one mississippi|
|Grouping Author||childress mark|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-07-21 23:35:05PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-07-22 00:02:19AM|
|available_at_catalog||Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Hermitage, Hermitage Kids, Main Kids, Main Library|
|detailed_location_catalog||Edmondson Pike - Adult Audiobook, Hermitage - Adult Fiction, Main Library - Adult Fiction|
"There is nothing small about Childress's fine novel. It's big in all the ways that matter - big in daring, big in insight, and big-hearted. Really, really big-hearted." -New Orleans Times-Picayune
This exuberantly acclaimed novel by the author of the bestselling Crazy in Alabama tells an uproarious and moving story about family, best friends, first love, and surviving the scariest years of your life.
You need only one best friend, Daniel Musgrove figures, to make it through high school alive. After his family moves to Mississippi just before his junior year, Daniel finds fellow outsider Tim Cousins. The two become inseparable, sharing a fascination with ridicule, The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour, and Arnita Beecham, the most bewitching girl at Minor High. But soon things go terribly wrong. The friends commit a small crime that grows larger and larger, and threatens to engulf the whole town. Arnita, the first black prom queen in the history of the school, is injured and wakes up a different person. And Daniel, Tim, and their families are swept up in a shocking chain of events.
"Wise, riveting, hilarious, painful, gentle, and ferocious, One Mississippi is a wonderful%
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|isbn||9780316012119, 9780316137805, 9781428111615|
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Hermitage, Hermitage Kids, Main Kids, Main Library|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000266285|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Little, Brown and Co.,|2006.|385 p. ; 25 cm., ils:CARL0000408595|CD audio book|Audio Books||English|Recorded Books,|p2007.|12 sound discs (13 hr., 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in., overdrive:de80e5f7-4bd5-4269-a7bc-620d05b0644c|eBook|eBook||English|Little, Brown and Company|||
|series||Southern voices audio|
|series_with_volume||Southern voices audio||
|subject_facet||Audiobooks, High school students -- Fiction, Male friendship -- Fiction, Mississippi -- Fiction|
|title_display||One Mississippi : a novel|
|title_full||One Mississippi : a novel / Mark Childress, One Mississippi A Novel, One Mississippi [sound recording] / by Mark Childress|
|title_short||One Mississippi :|
|topic_facet||Audiobooks, Fiction, High school students, Historical Fiction, Literature, Male friendship|