Tomorrow's Bread

Tomorrow's Bread

From the author of the acclaimed The Dry Grass of August comes a richly researched yet lyrical Southern-set novel that explores the conflicts of gentrification—a moving story of loss, love, and resilience.In 1961 Charlotte, North Carolina, the predominantly black neighborhood of Brooklyn is a bustling city within a city. Self-contained and vibrant, it has its own...

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Title:Tomorrow's Bread
Author:Anna Jean Mayhew
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Tomorrow's Bread Reviews

  • Pam Kelley
    In the 1960s, under the guise of a program called "urban renewal," the nation bulldozed hundreds of black neighborhoods, destroying communities and undermining hard-won racial progress. Anna Jean Mayhew sets her page-turning novel in one of these now-lost communities, the Brooklyn neighborhood of Ch...
  • Sue
    In the early 60s, many large cities started a plan called urban renewal - it was a way to make space for the new large buildings that they planned in the future. In many places, urban renewal meant displacement of the people who lived in the neighborhoods that were being destroyed to make way for th...
  • Carol
    The Langston Hughes poems at the beginning of the book and at the end say it all about this beautiful, touching book. "Misery is when you heard on the radio that the neighborhood you live in is a slum but you always thought it was home." Langston Hughes...
  • Pamela
    I loved The Dry Grass of August. And though it was a long time between novels, I loved Tomorrow's Bread. as much, if not moreso. Ms. Mayhew is absolutely a brilliant, intuitive writer of southern literature who creates characters of such nuanced complexity they feel tangibly real. As do their circum...
  • Donna Everhart
    Anna Jean Mayhew's latest novel, TOMORROW'S BREAD, is a work of southern fiction that pulls quietly, persistently at the heart. The story's time is 1961, the setting an almost all black community nestled within the greater city of Charlotte, North Carolina, known as Brooklyn, a self-sufficient, thri...
  • ʚϊɞ Shelley ʚϊɞ
    All. The. Stars. I love southern historical fiction, it is one of my favourite genres. In this story the texture of time and place is exceptional and Ms. Mayhew certainly knows her craft. How do you describe a book that’s so well written you can feel what it was like to live in the south during...
  • Carla Johnson-Hicks
    I had never heard about Brooklyn an area of Charlotte, North Carolina before reading this book. I was shocked that this event occurred in the 1960s. After reading this story, I read some more online to learn about this tragedy. https://www.charlotteobserver.com/new... is an article with comments fr...
  • Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
    EXCERPT: 'Misery is when you heard on the radio that the neighbourhood you live in is a slum, but you always thought it was home.' - Langston HughesHome will never again be 1105 Brown Street, Charlotte 2, North Carolina, where I was born in 1936, where Shushu left me when she went to Chicago, and wh...

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