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The Secret of Magic

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In 1946, a young female attorney from New York City attempts the impossible: attaining justice for a black man in the Deep South.


Regina Robichard works for Thurgood Marshall, who receives an unusual letter asking the NAACP to investigate the murder of a returning black war hero. It is signed by M. P. Calhoun, the most reclusive author in the country.  

As a child, Regina was captivated by Calhoun's The Secret of Magic , a novel in which white and black children played together in a magical forest. Once down in Mississippi, Regina finds that nothing in the South is as it seems. She must navigate the muddy waters of racism, relationships, and her own tragic past.  The Secret of Magic brilliantly explores the power of stories and those who tell them.

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Full title secret of magic
Author johnson deborah
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Last Update 2018-05-23 23:09:43PM
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display_description Working for a prominent member of the NAACP in 1946 when a request comes from her favorite childhood author to investigate the murder of a black war hero, Regina Robichard travels to Mississippi, where she navigates the muddy waters of racism, relationships, and her own tragic past.
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subject_facet Large type books, Legal stories, American, Mississippi -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction, Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction, Race relations -- Fiction, Race relations -- Mississippi -- Fiction, Women lawyers -- Fiction
title_display The Secret of Magic
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