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In the Shadow of Alabama
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Judy Reene Singer's newest novel is a masterful story of the American experience. Between the past and present, between love and war, between the burdens of race and hope, a woman returns home to discover her father and a history she had never known...Rachel Fleischer has good reasons not to be at her father's deathbed. Foaling season is at hand and her horses are becoming restless and difficult. Her critical mother and grasping sister could certainly handle Marty Fleisher's resistance better without her. But Malachi, her eighty-something horse manager—more father to her than Marty has ever been—convinces Rachel she will regret it if she doesn't go.When a stranger at her father's funeral delivers an odd gift and an apology, Rachel finds herself drawn into the epic story of her father's World War II experience, and the friendships, trauma, scandal, and betrayals that would scar the rest of his life—and cast a shadow across the entire family. As she struggles to make sense of his time as a Jewish sergeant in charge of a platoon of black soldiers in 1940s Alabama, she learns more than just his history. She begins to see how his hopes and disappointments mirror her own—and might finally give her the means to free herself of the past and choose a life waiting in the wings.
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Judy Reene Singer. (2017). In the Shadow of Alabama. Kensington Books.

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

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Judy Reene Singer. In the Shadow of Alabama. Kensington Books, 2017. Web.

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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 and difficult. Her critical mother and grasping sister could certainly handle Marty Fleisher's resistance better without her. But Malachi, her eighty-something horse manager—more father to her than Marty has ever been—convinces Rachel she will regret it if she doesn't go.
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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 and difficult. Her critical mother and grasping sister could certainly handle Marty Fleisher's resistance better without her. But Malachi, her eighty-something horse manager—more father to her than Marty has ever been—convinces Rachel she will regret it if she doesn't go.
When a stranger at her father's funeral delivers an odd gift and an apology, Rachel finds herself drawn into the epic story of her father's World War II experience, and the friendships, trauma, scandal, and betrayals that would scar the rest of his life—and cast a shadow across the entire family. As she struggles to make sense of his time as a Jewish sergeant in charge of a platoon of black soldiers in 1940s Alabama, she learns more than just his history. She begins to see how his hopes and disappointments mirror her own—and might finally give her the means to free herself of the past and choose a life waiting in the wings.
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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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