Praying For Sheetrock

Author: Melissa Fay Greene
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0306824957
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Finalist for the 1991 National Book Award and a New York Times Notable book, Praying for Sheetrock is the story of McIntosh County, a small, isolated, and lovely place on the flowery coast of Georgia--and a county where, in the 1970s, the ...

The Southern Quarterly

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Book Reviews Praying for Sheetrock: A Work of Nonfiction. By Melissa Fay
Greene. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc., 1991. 337 pp.
$21.95. As a native Georgian born and reared near Atlanta, I can say that Praying
for Sheetrock 's setting, a coastal county in south Georgia, and its people, both
the county's black and white population, are as strangely familiar to me as the
inhabitants of South Carolina's islands or Louisiana's bayous. "Strangely familiar"
is ...

The New Encyclopedia Of Southern Culture

Author: M. Thomas Inge
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469616645
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1952) journalist and nonfiction writer. Melissa Fay Greene has published many
articles as a journalist, but her great success has been with her nonfiction books
Praying for Sheetrock (1991), The Temple Bombing (1996), Last Man Out (2003),
and There Is No Me without You (2006). A native of Macon, Ga., Greene worked
for the Savannah office of Georgia Legal Services in 1975, a job that provided
her with the inspiration for her first book, Praying for Sheetrock. The work
exposes the ...

On The Issues

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When our office came upon Mcintosh County (the subject of Praying for
Sheetrock), it was so isolated, so beautiful, it looked like Hilton Head, North
Carolina, must have looked 100 years | ago." But the look of untouched, undevel-
| oped community had an ugly underside: "An ... experiencing a powerful,
simultaneous, call to her original vocation — writing. "I began to work on full-
length, non- fiction articles in the evenings after I work," she wrote in an article
called "On Writing Nonfiction.

Thematic Guide To Popular Nonfiction

Author: Lynda G. Adamson
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313328558
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Change always occurs in both good creative fiction and nonfiction. In Praying for
Sheetrock, Melissa Fay Greene observes the changes in a small community that
topples its racist political hierarchy. Peter Matthiessen searches for an elusive
animal in The Snow Leopard ... The authors of these three works, Future Shock,
The Culture of Narcissism, and The Mother Tongue, identify humans changing
identity, beliefs, and language. Future Shock by Alvin Toffler Alvin Toffler reports
in his IX.

American Studies In Scandinavia

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Porsdam also examines a number of non-fictional works, such as Melissa Fay
Greene”s Praying for Sheetrock: A Work of Nonfiction (1991), Derrick Bell's And
We Are Not Saved: The Elusive Quest for Racial Justice (1987) and Faces at the
Bottom of the Well: The Permanence of Racism (1992), and Patricia Williams's
The Alchemy of Race and Rights (1991). Finally, Porsdam interrogates three
examples of work being done within the field of law and literature, Richard
Posner's Law ...

Word Painting

Author: Rebecca McClanahan
Publisher: Writers Digest Books
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A third, more subtle method of indirect description involves rendering a
character's inner landscape through cadence, syntax and diction. In this method,
the writer imagines herself into a character's mind, then attempts to reproduce the
internal rhythms of a character's thought patterns. In Praying for Sheetrock: A
Work of Nonfiction, Melissa Fay Greene takes us inside Fanny's mind as she
recalls a difficult childhood "in a world that consisted of her cot, the field, the
kitchen and the church ...