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In the Shadow of Alabama
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An estranged daughter returns home to discover her father's WWII history in a "beautifully written" novel of family rifts and the burdens of racism (Historical Novel Society).

Rachel Fleischer has good reasons not to be at her father's deathbed. Foaling season is at hand and her horses are becoming restless. But her horse manager, Malachi—more of a father to Rachel than Marty ever was—convinces her to go.

When a stranger at her father's funeral delivers an odd gift and an apology, Rachel is drawn into the epic story of her father's World War II experience and the scandal that would cast a shadow on his life. As she learns about his time as a Jewish sergeant in charge of a platoon of black soldiers in 1940s Alabama, she finally begins to free herself from the past and choose a life waiting in the wings.

"Prepare for Singer to keep you up all night ricocheting between a present day horse farm, family traumas, and the unthinkable racism in the military during WWII. The long arm of war travels through generations in this emotional drama." —New York Times–bestselling author Jacqueline Sheehan

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Judy Reene Singer. (2017). In the Shadow of Alabama. Kensington Books.

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Rachel Fleischer has good reasons not to be at her father's deathbed. Foaling season is at hand and her horses are becoming restless. But her horse manager, Malachi—more of a father to Rachel than Marty ever was—convinces her to go.

When a stranger at her father's funeral delivers an odd gift and an apology, Rachel is drawn into the epic story of her father's World War II experience and the scandal that would cast a shadow on his life. As she learns about his time as a Jewish sergeant in charge of a platoon of black soldiers in 1940s Alabama, she finally begins to free herself from the past and choose a life waiting in the wings.

"Prepare for Singer to keep you up all night ricocheting between a present day horse farm, family traumas, and the unthinkable racism in the military during WWII. The long arm of war travels through generations in this emotional drama." —New York Times–bestselling author Jacqueline Sheehan
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        When Rachel Fleischer's father dies, she feels no sorrow for the man who made her childhood miserable. Then a stranger at the funeral opens up a chapter on the hidden story of her father's World War II service. As Rachel learns more about Marty Fleischer's experiences as a New York Jewish sergeant supervising a group of African Americans in Jim Crow Alabama, she begins to understand how his military career tainted him for life. Rachel, who raises horses with the assistance of Malachi, a black horse trainer who has become a father figure to her, discovers that she can turn her life around only if she can speak what's in her heart. VERDICT Singer's (An Inconvenient Elephant) page-turning, beautifully written autobiographical novel allows readers to see another version of World War II, in which soldiers didn't have to go to the front to experience the destructive and violent impacts of racism and prejudice.--Andrea Kempf, formerly with Johnson Cty. Community Coll. Lib., Overland Park, KS

        Copyright 2017 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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When a stranger at her father's funeral delivers an odd gift and an apology, Rachel is drawn into the epic story of her father's World War II experience and the scandal that would cast a shadow on his life. As she learns about his time as a Jewish sergeant in charge of a platoon of black soldiers in 1940s Alabama, she finally begins to free herself from the past and choose a life waiting in the wings.

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