Jump at the Sun.

Author:Cash-Clark, Regina
Position:Brief article - Book review

* Jump at the Sun by Kim McLarin William Morrow, July 2006 $24.95, ISBN 0-060-52849-4

Freedom is at the heart of the latest novel by McLarin, author of Meeting of the Waters (William Morrow, 2001) and Taming It Down (William Morrow, 1998). Filled with believable and well-developed characters, Jump at the Sun takes a realistic look at the bonds of motherhood, both literal and figurative. [See "Maternal Instincts," THE WRITING LIFE, BIBR, May/June 2006.]

For generations, the women of the Polk line have been held captive by poverty, fate or slavery itself. The story opens in 1941 in Mississippi, where an encounter between fifteen-year-old Rae and a young man identified only as the "teacher's son" is impending. The rest of the story is told in the voice of Rae's granddaughter...

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