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Promise In The Aftermath Of A Devastating Tornado That Rips Through The Town Of Tupelo, Mississippi, At The Height Of The Great Depression, Two Women Worlds Apart One Black, One White One A Great Grandmother, The Other A Teenager Fight For Their Families Survival In This Lyrical And Powerful Novel Gwin S Gift Shines In The Complexity Of Her Characters And Their Fraught Relationships With Each Other, Their Capacity For Courage And Hope, Coupled With Their Passion For Justice Jonis Agee, Bestselling Author Of The River WifeA Few Minutes After 9 P.m On Palm Sunday, April 5, 1936, A Massive Funnel Cloud Flashing A Giant Fireball And Roaring Like A Runaway Train Careened Into The Thriving Cotton Mill Town Of Tupelo, Mississippi, Killing Than 200 People, Not Counting An Unknown Number Of Black Citizens, One Third Of Tupelo S Population, Who Were Not Included In The Official Casualty Figures.When The Tornado Hits, Dovey, A Local Laundress, Is Flung By The Terrifying Winds Into A Nearby Lake Bruised And Nearly Drowned, She Makes Her Way Across Tupelo To Find Her Small Family Her Hardworking Husband, Virgil, Her Clever Sixteen Year Old Granddaughter, Dreama, And Promise, Dreama S Beautiful Light Skinned Three Month Old Son.Slowly Navigating The Broken Streets Of Tupelo, Dovey Stops At The House Of The Despised McNabb Family Inside, She Discovers That The Tornado Has Spared No One, Including Jo, The McNabbs Dutiful Teenage Daughter, Who Has Suffered A Terrible Head Wound When Jo Later Discovers A Baby In The Wreckage, She Is Certain That She S Found Her Baby Brother, Tommy, And Vows To Protect Him.During The Harrowing Hours And Days Of The Chaos That Follows, Jo And Dovey Will Struggle To Navigate A Landscape Of Disaster And To Battle Both The Demons And The History That Link And Haunt Them Drawing On Historical Events, Minrose Gwin Beautifully Imagines Natural And Human Destruction In The Deep South Of The 1930s Through The Experiences Of Two Remarkable Women Whose Lives Are Indelibly Connected By Forces Beyond Their Control A Story Of Loss, Hope, Despair, Grit, Courage, And Race, Promise Reminds Us Of The Transformative Power And Promise That Come From Confronting Our Most Troubled Relations With One Another.

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  • Hardcover
  • 400 pages
  • Promise
  • Minrose Gwin
  • 06 August 2017
  • 0062471716

10 thoughts on “Promise

  1. says:

    One horrific natural disaster, two families one black, one white, two babies thrown by the tornado and the same heartache for both families over the loss and devastation, two families connected bythan this devastation This isthan a story based on an actual tornado in Tupelo, Mississippi in 1936, the fourth most deadly tornado in the US according to the author in her prologue She also notes the undocumented fate of black people whose lives were lost because they just weren t cou One horrific natural disaster, two families one black, one white, two babies thrown by the tornado and the same heartache for both families over the loss and devastation, two families connected bythan this devastation This isthan a story based on an actual tornado in Tupelo, Mississippi in 1936, the fourth most deadly tornado in the US according to the author in her prologue She also notes the undocumented fate of black people whose lives were lost because they just weren t counted that s right just not counted This is not only about the havoc and destruction, the injuries, the death but it is also a powerful reflection of the time and place, of human resilience, how people manage to dig deep into themselves to find what they need to move forward.Sixteen y...

  2. says:

    A work of fiction based on the true event of the April 5, 1936 Tupelo, Mississippi tornado and its devastating aftermath The author herself heard stories of this tornado during her childhood, growing up in Tupelo.This story tells of the damage and how it was handled especially in the time of racial divides.As another author stated in her review a compelling...

  3. says:

    3.5 stars In the height of the depression, a devastating and horrific tornado has leveled the small town of Tulepo, Mississippi Houses are destroyed and many are killed, injured, or displaced Two families fearfully affected one white, one black Jo, a teenage girl struggling to keep her mother and baby brother alive while her family s laundress, Dovey desperately searches for her missing husband, granddaughter, and grandson Gwin has mastered such great detail throughout the pages of this sw 3.5 stars In the height of the depression, a devastating and horrific tornado has leveled the small town of Tulepo, Mississippi Houses are destroyed and many are killed, injured, or displaced Two families fearfully affected one white, one black Jo, a teenage girl struggling to keep her mother and baby brother alive while her family s laundress, Do...

  4. says:

    I hated to finish Promise because it meant leaving some incredible characters Gwin gives the reader little chance to breathe as she takes us into the horrific terror of the historic 1936 storm in Tupelo, MS Gut wrenching scenes of water logged days and nights people wandering around looking for loved ones tripping over bodies of neighbors and friends Just when you think the damage is only physical, you realize Promise is also about the emotional storm that will shake apart two families.Hi I hated to finish Promise because it meant leaving some incredible characters Gwin gives the reader little chance to breathe as she takes us into the horrific terror of the his...

  5. says:

    Really, really fantastic characters Loved Jo and Dovey I had to keep reminding myself though that this wasn t historical fiction It s really just straight up fiction Which is ok, just some inconsistencies with the time period I believe But a really great story Didn t want to put it down.

  6. says:

    4 stars for Promise This one is set in 1936 Tupelo in the aftermath of a tornado that ripped through the town Not surprisingly, this one has racial tension, but the tornado claimed lives, property, and created devastation for just about the whole town The author did a great job of making me feel like I was at the scene with descriptions of the debris everywhere and the terrible disasters that befall many residents of the town, either in the tornado itself or wandering around later in the dark 4 stars for Promise This one is set in 1936 Tupelo in the aftermath of a tornado that ripped through the town Not surprisingly, this one has racial tension, but the tornado claimed lives, property, and created devastation for just about the whole town The author did a great job of making me feel like I was at the scene with descriptions of the debris everywhere and the terrible disasters that befall many residents of the town, either in the tornado itself or wandering around later in the dark for help or to find lost loved ones.This was a quick read for me and I enjoy Minrose Gwin s writing style My ARC didn t have the historical photos in the back, so I ll seek those out The author grew up in Tupelo and heard about the tornado from her family, but did a lot of research to write this book.The story is told by two characters Dovey an African American washwoman I m reminded how lucky I am to have an automatic washer and dryer and ...

  7. says:

    Full review giveaway on my blog

  8. says:

    Originally posted Readaholic Zone including an interesting video I found.Minrose Gwin deserves a standing ovation for PROMISE This is the most outstanding book based on true events that I have read Hence, this book stands alone above all others due to so many factors which I will discuss later in the review Gwin s writing is powerful with the Characters jumping off the pages so as a reader, you re experiencing what it is like to walk in these individuals shoes, enduring everything that the Originally posted Readaholic Zone including an interesting video I found.Minrose Gwin deserves a standing ovation for PROMISE This is the most outstanding book based on true events that I have read Hence, this book stands alone above all others due to so many factors which I will discuss later in the review Gwin s writing is powerful with the Characters jumping off the pages so as a reader, you re experiencing what it is like to walk in these individuals shoes, enduring everything that they had to go thro...

  9. says:

    Anyone from the South can tell you how terrifying and profoundly life changing a tornado can be on your life and generations to come When a tornado tears through Tupelo, Mississippi in 1936 the town is immediately disheveled into a landscape unrecognizable Records indicate the tornado claimed 216 to 233 lives and 1,000 injured What that record omits is countless of African American lives impacted by the F5 twister Minrose Gwin s PROMISE regals the story of two families withthan just th Anyone from the South can tell you how terrifying and profoundly life changing...

  10. says:

    Gwin tells the tale of the 1936 Tupelo tornado from two perspectives Dovey, an African American laundress and Jo, a young white girl and daughter of a Judge and schoolteacher Simply surviving the storm when so many didn t, then holding on to hope and determination to survive and find family and help become the skeleton of this tale allowing readers in to lives and situations that feel plausible and probable, even as some of the underlying discrimination and unfairness persist Working from a Gwin tells the tale of the 1936 Tupelo tornado from two perspectives Dovey, an African American laundress and Jo, a young white girl and daughter of a Judge and schoolteacher Simply surviving the storm when so many didn t, then holding on to hope and determination to survive and find family and help become the skeleton of this tale allowing readers in to lives and situations that feel plausible and probable, even as some of the underlying discrimination and unfairness persist Working from a...

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