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The Secret of Magic

Narrated by: Regina Reagan
Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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In 1946 Regina Robichard is a rarity. A young New York civil rights lawyer working for Thurgood Marshall, Reggie stumbles across a letter asking her boss to investigate the case of a young black soldier whose body has been found floating in the river in Mississippi.

For Reggie, justice is not the only draw to this case. The letter is signed by the reclusive M. P. Calhoun, author of one of the most banned books in the country, a book Reggie loved as a child.

Reggie has just three weeks in the South to investigate. But once down in Mississippi, Reggie finds herself walking directly into M. P. Calhoun's book, a place where more than one type of justice exists.

©2014 Deborah Johnson (P)2015 Isis Publishing Ltd

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The US Deep South laid bare

This is a period story laying bare the truly awful state of racial discrimination that was rife in parts of the USA after WW2 and possibly still exists to a degree. The story is one of cover-up and injustice and a battle to expose the truth through a prejudicial society and system. An almost impossible task. Gives an understanding of the huge uphill battle that African Americans had to achieve equality.