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If Sons, Then Heirs: A Novel by Lorene Cary
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If Sons, Then Heirs: A Novel (edition 2011)

by Lorene Cary (Author)

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Title:If Sons, Then Heirs: A Novel
Authors:Lorene Cary (Author)
Info:Atria Books (2011), 320 pages
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For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons...And if sons, then heirs...
--Romans 8:15, 17

If we know that the past also lies in the present, we understand that we are able to change the past by transforming the present.
--Thich Nhat Hanh,
Our Appointment with Life
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For Robert Clarke Smith
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Jewell Thompson nosed her sedan into the narrow Philadelphia street.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 145161022X, Hardcover)

The critically acclaimed author of Black Ice, Pride, and The Price of a Child offers this deeply moving story of a family’s challenge to reunite, understand the truth about its past, and secure its legacy.

 

If Sons, Then Heirs sheds light on a uniquely American, largely untold story of African American land ownership, the outmigration from the South, racial violence, and the consequences of past decisions on present realities.

      After World War II, Needham family members migrated north to Philadelphia from South Carolina, leaving behind the tragic injustice surrounding the violent death of their patriarch, King. His devoted widow, Selma, remains on the old home place. Over the years, she raises King’s children, including his great-grandson, Rayne, on whom falls the responsibility to bring the family together to save the family land and mend the rift between him and his mother.

      Rayne and the other vividly drawn characters face challenges big and small that mirror the experiences of families everywhere. But in the masterful storytelling of Lorene Cary, so distinct and unique are their voices that they will live in the minds of readers long after the last page is read.  If Sons, Then Heirs is a tour de force that explores the power of family secrets, bonds, and love. This gripping novel is certain to be on the must-read lists of all who enjoy brilliantly rendered stories of family, love, and American history.

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