Echoes of a Distant Summer

Ebook $12.99

Random House | Oct 12, 2011 | ISBN 9781588361998

  • Paperback$17.00

    One World/Ballantine | Aug 30, 2005 | 688 Pages | 5-3/16 x 8 | ISBN 9780345478047

  • Ebook$12.99

    Random House | Oct 12, 2011 | ISBN 9781588361998

Praise

Praise for Standing at the Scratch Line

Standing at the Scratch Line is a big, good-hearted book, carried along all but effortlessly by the power of the images it has tapped into and by Guy Johnson’s remarkably adroit writing.” —The Washington Post

“[King] Tremain has the qualifications to be one of literature’s most versatile heroes: a sharp-shooting soldier (WWI), jazz-club impresario, gangster, bootlegger, smuggler, general-store owner, vigilante, lover and, finally, doting father and grandfather.” —The Wall Street Journal

“An exuberant novel about dreaming big dreams and honoring black heroes . . . Johnson creates a credible, powerful leader with a reputation built on dead bodies—both black and white—bruised egos, and
lessons about prejudice and power. . . . A page turner full of pride, energy and passionate people.” —Black Issues Book Review

“Fast-paced, intelligent . . . [This] novel presents a brief history of twentieth-century black America in the guise of a testosterone-fueled adventure yarn.” —Library Journal


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