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In the country of women : a memoir

by Straight, Susan (Author)

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"In inland Southern California, near the desert and the Mexican border, Susan Straight, a self-proclaimed book nerd, and Dwayne Sims, an African American basketball player, started dating in high school. After college, they married and drove to Amherst, Massachusetts, where Straight met her teacher... Full description

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Table of Contents:
  • Prologue: Homerica
  • Part I.
  • Little House in the Thistles ;
  • The First Bullet ;
  • The Dance ;
  • The Country Squire ;
  • Nurse-in-Charge ;
  • Hey Now ;
  • Olympia - One Can Could Get You Pregnant ;
  • Daisy Belle ;
  • Driveway #1 - The First Love Letter
  • Part II.
  • Castas ;
  • Mulato ;
  • The Second Bullet ;
  • Fruitful ;
  • The Toast ;
  • Fruitful #2
  • Part III.
  • Run the World ;
  • Wild Things ;
  • Pig ;
  • The Santa Ana River ;
  • A Secondhand Lonely ;
  • Dew Point - Pack of Four ;
  • Love Strands ;
  • Crosses and Missions ;
  • Coach - Driveway #2 ;
  • The Batmobile ;
  • The Yard Couch ;
  • Grizzly ;
  • Nine ;
  • Al Green - Driveway #1, The Second Love Letter ;
  • Travels with My Ex in the Time of Revenue
  • Part IV.
  • Switzerland, Loveland, Cuddlyland ;
  • Bring Me Your Smartest Girl ;
  • Kin - White House #1 ;
  • A Place of Style and Refuge - White House #2 ;
  • Letter to My Nephew - Our Dungeon Shook (After James Baldwin) ;
  • American Human Not Interested ;
  • Braid/Züpfe ;
  • Ancestry ;
  • Saphina ;
  • The Work of Women - Evaporation and Memory, white House #3
  • Acknowledgements
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