Coverart for item
The Resource Liar's bench, Kim Michele Richardson

Liar's bench, Kim Michele Richardson

Label
Liar's bench
Title
Liar's bench
Statement of responsibility
Kim Michele Richardson
Title variation
Liars bench
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1972, on Mudas Summers' seventeenth birthday, her beloved Mama, Ella, is found hanging from the rafters of their home. Most people in Peckinpaw, Kentucky, assume that Ella's no-good husband did the deed. Others think Ella grew tired of his abuse and did it herself. Muddy is determined to find out for sure either way, especially once she finds strange papers hidden amongst her mama's possessions. But Peckinpaw keeps its secrets buried deep. Muddy's almost-more-than-friend, Bobby Marshall, knows that better than most. Though he passes for white, one of his ancestors was Frannie Crow, a slave hanged a century ago on nearby Hark Hill Plantation. Adorning the town square is a seat built from Frannie's gallows. A tribute, a relic--and a caution--it's known as Liar's Bench. Now, the answers Muddy seeks soon lead back to Hark Hill, to hatred and corruption that have echoed through the years--and lies she must be brave enough to confront at last. Kim Michele Richardson's lush, beautifully written debut is set against a Southern backdrop passing uneasily from bigotry and brutality to hope. With its compelling mystery and complex yet relatable heroine, Liar's Bench is a story of first love, raw courage, and truths that won't be denied"--Inside flap of cover
Summary
"In 1972, on Mudas Summers' seventeenth birthday, her beloved Mama, Ella, is found hanging from the rafters of their home. Most people in Peckinpaw, Kentucky, assume that Ella's no-good husband did the deed. Others think Ella grew tired of his abuse and did it herself. Muddy is determined to find out for sure either way, especially once she finds strange papers hidden amongst her mama's possessions. But Peckinpaw keeps its secrets buried deep. Muddy's almost-more-than-friend, Bobby Marshall, knows that better than most. Though he passes for white, one of his ancestors was Frannie Crow, a slave hanged a century ago on nearby Hark Hill Plantation. Adorning the town square is a seat built from Frannie's gallows. A tribute, a relic--and a caution--it's knownas Liar's Bench. Now, the answers Muddy seeks soon lead back to Hark Hill, to hatred and corruption that have echoed through the years--and lies she must be brave enough to confront at last. Kim Michele Richardson's lush, beautifully written debut is setagainst a Southern backdrop passing uneasily from bigotry and brutality to hope. With its compelling mystery and complex yet relatable heroine, Liar's Bench is a story of first love, raw courage, and truths that won't be denied"--Inside flap of cover
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10392550
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Liar's bench, Kim Michele Richardson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes recipes and a reading group guide (pages [254]-261)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20391222
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9781617737336
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn884617068
  • (OCoLC)884617068
Label
Liar's bench, Kim Michele Richardson
Publication
Note
Includes recipes and a reading group guide (pages [254]-261)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20391222
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9781617737336
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn884617068
  • (OCoLC)884617068

Library Locations

    • Brownstown Public LibraryBorrow it
      120 E. Spring St., Brownstown, IN, 47220, US
      38.879862 -86.041004

Library Links

Processing Feedback ...