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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (126 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Pat Cunningham Devoto Narrator: Pat Cunningham Devoto Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In Bainbridge, Alabama, eight-year-old John Gallatin McMillan III has been the center of his mother's world, cloistered and pampered, until she unexpectedly dies. Taken away by his one remaining relative, his mother's sister, John soon learns that the new home awaiting him in Lower Peach Tree is a run-down tenant farm in the heart of the Alabama Black Belt. There he is thrust into a life alien to everything he has ever known, working long hours in the fields for his violent, alcoholic uncle.

As John fights for his survival, he comes to identify with the struggles of the poor blacks he encounters, and imagines that his salvation lies in escape to Chicago, just as they feel that their own survival depends on going north to a new life. Instead, a twist of fate brings him to the Bend, a black settlement that has become a refuge for outcasts. Here John finds himself in the middle of the brutal confrontation between blacks and whites that will foreshadow the historic struggle about to sweep the country.

A powerful drama of prejudice and lost innocence, indomitable courage, and the secret corners of a child's heart, Out of the Night that Covers Me is a testament to Pat Cunningham Devoto's extraordinary talent.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by April | 2/20/2013

    " One of my favorite books. What a powerful story about a young, white boy who befriends an older, black man during the civil rights era. I cannot say enough good things about it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Danielle | 4/26/2012

    " I read this back in the 90's it was a book my Grandmother had read cover to cover at least 20 times. I love historical time period fictions and this one was so perfectly writen that I felt swept away by the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Noelle Thomas | 3/14/2012

    " Really great story. I dont have anything else to say about it. I literally didnt put it down. Not once. Well, only for some cheez-its. am currently re-reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Bryan | 12/29/2011

    " Harper Lee meets Rick Bragg. This territory feels familiar but Devoto gives things enough twist to be satisfying despite arbitrary plotting. "

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