A Life in the SouthBook - 2016
"Delvin Walker is just a boy when his mother flees their home in the Red Row section of Chattanooga, accused of killing a white man. Taken in by Cornelius Oliver, proprietor of the town's leading Negro funeral home, he discovers the art of caring for the aggrieved, the promise of transcendence in the written word, and a rare peace in a hostile world. Yet tragedy visits them near daily, and after a series of devastating events--a lynching, a church burning--Delvin fears being accused of murdering a local white boy and leaves town"--Jacket flap.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, 
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
Branch Call Number: F SMITH-C
Characteristics: 451 pages ; 24 cm