The Poplar Trees

The Poplar Trees

by J. D. Bruton


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Love and hate in a time of racial turmoil...

Set against the social upheaval of South Carolina in the 1960s, The Poplar Trees tells the story of Sadie Jones, a young black activist, and Brad Malloy, son of the head of the Ku Klux Klan. Sadie's mother works for Brad's father, as does most everyone else in Malloy County, and despite the odds, Brad and Sadie fall in love. But the Civil Rights movement is in full swing, tensions are running high, and the threat of violence is ever present. Can their love survive amongst the ashes of burnt crosses and hanging black bodies left by the Klan? Can their love survive such bigotry and hatred?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781432796310
Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
Publication date: 10/23/2012
Pages: 132
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.31(d)

About the Author

J. D. Bruton was born in 1944 in Miami, Florida and lived there until the age of 17. He enlisted in the army after high school, joining the army band as a saxophone player. After retiring from military service he went on to attend Brooklyn College for two years, and soon afterward he began to write. The Poplar Trees is his first novel, with another due out soon.

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