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The grace of silence : [a memoir] / Michele Norris.

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  • ISBN: 9780307378767
  • ISBN: 0307378764
  • ISBN: 9780307475275
  • Physical Description: xiv, 185 p., [16] p. of plates ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books,

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General Note: Subtitle from cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [186]-185)
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction -- Daddy -- Block busters -- Aunt Jemimas -- The garden -- Alabama -- A secret -- The docket -- Service -- The shooting -- The war at home -- A date with justice -- Home -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.: Michele Norris, host of National Public Radio's "All Things Considered," set out, through original reporting, to write a book about "the hidden conversation on race" that is going on in this country. But along the way she unearthed painful family secrets. Extraordinary for Norris's candor in examining her own complex racial legacy, "The Grace of Silence" is also informed by hundreds of interviews with ordinary Americans and wise observations about evolving attitudes toward race in America.
Subject: Norris, Michele.
Norris, Michele > Family.
African American journalists > Biography.
African American women > Biography.
United States > Race relations.