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Devil on My Heels

Written by Joyce McDonaldAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Joyce McDonald


· Laurel Leaf
· eBook · Ages 12 and up
· December 18, 2007 · $5.99 · 978-0-307-43329-9 (0-307-43329-3)

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

It’s 1959 in Benevolence, Florida, and life is as sweet as a Valencia orange for 15-year-old Dove Alderman. Whether she’s sipping cherry Cokes with her girlfriends and listening to the Everly Brothers, eating key lime pie made by her housekeeper, Delia, or cruising around town with the coolest boy in school in his silver-blue T-bird convertible, Dove’s days are as smooth and warm as the soft sand in her father’s orange groves.

But there’s trouble brewing among the local migrant workers. Mysterious fires have broken out, and rumors are spreading that disgruntled pickers are to blame. Suddenly, black and white become a muddy shade of gray, and whispers of the KKK drift through the Southern air like sighs. The Klan could never exist in a place like Benevolence, Dove tells herself. Or could it?


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AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY

Joyce McDonald is the author of many outstanding novels for teens, including Swallowing Stones, an ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults, and Shades of Simon Gray, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and a nominee for the Edgar Allan Poe Award. She lives in Blairstown, NJ.


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