For Carrie and her best friend, Zora, Eatonville — America’s first incorporated Black township — has been an idyllic place to live out their childhoods. But when a lynch mob crosses the town’s border to pursue a fugitive and a grave robbery resuscitates the ugly sins of the past, the safe ground beneath them seems to shift. Not only has Zora’s own father, the showboating preacher John Hurston, decided to run against the town’s trusted mayor, but there are other unsettling things afoot, including a heartbreaking family loss, a friend’s sudden illness, and the suggestion of voodoo and zombie-ism in the air, which a curious and grieving Zora becomes all too willing to entertain.
In the finale to the acclaimed trilogy, award-winning author Victoria Bond explores the end of childhood and the bittersweet goodbye to Eatonville by preeminent author Zora Neale Hurston. Readers can find the first two books of the series at Zora and Me and Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground.
"Bond does the real-life storyteller Hurston proud, weaving an absorbing tale of the everyday horrors Black people faced in the South at the turn of the 20th century, even within the bounds of communities such as Eatonville. Both fans of and newcomers to the award-winning Zora & Me series will thoroughly enjoy this thrilling conclusion. A sweet, lyrical, finely crafted mystery and a testament to the deep bonds of friendship." — Kirkus Reviews
|Recommended Age||10 - 13|
|Publication Date||Oct 13, 2020|
|Series Name||Zora and Me|