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Critical Praise

"The best fiction always bears a strong resemblance to real life. McCarthy blends fact, memory, imagination, and truth with admirable grace."

——The Washington Post

"Reminiscent of To Kill a Mockingbird … a beautiful book about personal courage."

——The Orlando Sentinel

"In this deceptively simple tale of a girl's coming to maturity during evil times, McCarthy shows us something more: a community banding together under fire, and a family willing to shoulder a terrible responsibility. Lay That Trumpet In Our Hands is, in microcosm, what the civil rights movement meant-and means-to all the men, women, and children involved."

——Laurie R. King, author of Keeping Watch