Shirlee Taylor Haizlip, bestselling author of The Sweeter the Juice, and her husband, Harold C. Haizlip describe, with unwavering commitment to each other, their families, and their race, what hard work, good luck, and most important, unshakable love can accomplish.
Told in their alternating voices, In the Garden of Our Dreams is a portrait of their nearly forty-year love affair. Born into a generation reared in segregation, Harold, the Southerner, and Shirlee, the Northerner, strove not only to marry their individual differences in reaching for common happiness, but also joined the larger struggle of their generation to achieve integration and racial equality. In this intimate and moving memoir, the couple reflects on how they defined themselves as African Americans during some of the most important years in America’s struggle with issues of race, class, and equality. Uplifting and romantic, In the Garden of Our Dreams gives all couples hope in this time of increasing cynicism about the value of marriage and the effect each individual can have in the larger struggle against society’s ills.
About Shirlee T. Haizlip
Shirlee Taylor Haizlip is the author of the bestselling memoir The Sweeter the Juice, a New York Times notable book. Harold C. Haizlip is a prominent educator and innovator who is presently the Western Regional Director of Communities In Schools,… More about Shirlee T. Haizlip
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Published by Anchor Feb 15, 2000| 332 Pages| 5-3/16 x 8| ISBN 9780385497596