But even as she faces prejudice and snobbery and yearns for Westland and her friends there—including that special young man—Sari is drawn into much more serious problems than the lack of popularity. Her younger brother Georgi is acting strangely and running with a bad crowd of older boys, and there are rumors about the Ku Klux Klan and their hatred for not only blacks but also all Slavs and Jews.
When the Klan makes itself known with beatings and fires, Sari learns a lesson in courage . . . and the town of Castle Falls takes another look at itself and its attitudes.
A captivating novel that vividly presents the misunderstandings and blind hatred that gave rise to violence in Texas in the 1920s.
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Published by Texas Christian University Press