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The Grace of Silence: A Memoir
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ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: San Francisco Chronicle, The Christian Science Monitor, Kansas City Star.A profoundly moving and deeply personal memoir by the co-host of National Public Radio's flagship program All Things Considered. While exploring the hidden conversation on race unfolding throughout America in the wake of President Obama's election, Michele Norris discovered that there were painful secrets within her own family that had been willfully withheld. These revelations—from her father's shooting by a Birmingham police officer to her maternal grandmother's job as an itinerant Aunt Jemima in the Midwest—inspired a bracing journey into her family's past, from her childhood home in Minneapolis to her ancestral roots in the Deep South. The result is a rich and extraordinary family memoir—filled with stories that elegantly explore the power of silence and secrets—that boldly examines racial legacy and what it means to be an American.

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Street Date:
09/21/2010
Language:
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9780307379467
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Michele Norris. (2010). The Grace of Silence: A Memoir. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

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Michele Norris. 2010. The Grace of Silence: A Memoir. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

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Michele Norris, The Grace of Silence: A Memoir. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2010.

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Michele Norris. The Grace of Silence: A Memoir. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2010. Web.

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In the wake of talk of a "postracial" America upon Barack Obama's ascension as president of the United States, Michele Norris, cohost of National Public Radio's flagship program All Things Considered, set out to write, through original reporting, a book about "the hidden conversation" on race that is unfolding nationwide. She would, she thought, base her book on the frank disclosures of others on the subject, but she was soon disabused of her presumption when forced to confront the fact that "the conversation" in her own family had not been forthright.

Norris unearthed painful family secrets that compelled her to question her own self-understanding: from her father's shooting by a Birmingham police officer weeks after his discharge from the navy at the conclusion of World War II to her maternal grandmother's peddling pancake mix as an itinerant Aunt Jemima to white farm women in the Midwest. In what became a profoundly personal and bracing journey into her...

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