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The Ada decades

Paula Martinac

The Ada decades

by Paula Martinac

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  • 26 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • School integration,
  • Race relations,
  • Lesbians,
  • Nineteen fifties,
  • Lesbian teachers,
  • Fiction

  • About the Edition

    As the 1950s South rocks with turbulence, school librarian Ada finds herself caught in the ugly fight to integrate the Charlotte, NC public schools. At the same time, she makes friends with Cam Lively, a teacher who challenges her to re-examine her narrow upbringing. The two young women fall in love and throw in their lot together, despite their underlying fear of being outed and fired. Ada is witness to the racism laced throughout her Southern city, the paradox of religion as both comfort and torment, and the survival networks created by gay people.

    Edition Notes

    StatementPaula Martinac
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3563.A7298 A33 2017
    The Physical Object
    Pagination165 pages
    Number of Pages165
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26968210M
    ISBN 101612940854
    ISBN 109781612940854
    OCLC/WorldCa945949014

      access for people with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). These guidelines update access requirements for a wide range of facilities in the pub and private sectors covered by the law. They also include updated guidelines for Federal facilities covered by the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA). Both the ADA.   “In this time of America’s seemingly shrinking public heart, comes The Ada Decades, showing us that history is the life of the heart, of a region, of social struggles, of desire trying to surface with I turned the last page of this compelling and effortless novel, when I had to say goodbye to Ada and Cam and the North Carolinian streets they walked for over seven decades, I.

    The Ada Decades, her first novel since , was published in and was a finalist for the Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBT Fiction. Her fifth novel, Clio Rising, was published in April Works Fiction. Voyages Out One () Out of Time () Home Movies () Chicken () The Ada Decades () Non-fiction. k.d. lang ().   As the Americans with Disabilities Act tu a founder of the disability rights movement, Judy Heumann, talks to activist Imani Barbarin, born .

    Readers may notice the word “romantic” on the cover of “The Ada Decades,” but that’s one of the lesser aspects of this novel. Yes, there’s a bit of a love story here, but it’s more.   Novelist and UNC Charlotte creative writing professor Paula Martinac’s acclaimed novel “The Ada Decades” takes us back in time to life in Charlotte in the ’s.


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Paula Martinac is the author of five novels, including Clio Rising () and The Ada Decades (), a finalist for the Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBT Fiction, and the Lambda Literary Award-winning Out of Time, which was a finalist for the American Library Association Gay and Lesbian Book Award/5.

THE ADA DECADES is written in eleven historical novel-in-stories installments representing the time from frame of to the present – each story continues the adventure of her main character but is placed in the context of the variations of mood and events in the various decades: the book thus becomes not only a very fine novel but also a /5(13).

The cover of this book is no grabber and that’s too bad because the story itself is, starting on its first page. If you’re in the mood for a nice, gentle surprise of a tale that lacks drama and graphic scenes, “The Ada Decades” will tick all the boxes.

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The Ada Decades by Paula Martinac is a short story collection that follows the life of Ada Shook. As a girl from a blue collar family in Charlotte, North Carolina, she’s expected to marry and have a family.

Instead, a. Over seven decades, Ada is witness to the racism laced through her Southern city, the paradox of religion as both comfort and torment, and the survival networks created by gay people. Eleven interconnected stories cover the sweep of one woman's personal history as she reaches her own form of Southern womanhood - compassionate, resilient.

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‘The Ada Decades’ By Paula Martinac Bywater Books $ pages. Tick. Tick. Tick. Your grandmother used to warn you not to wish your. “The Ada Decades” by Paula Martinac ©, Bywater Books $ pages. About the author: Award-winning writer Paula Martinac has published four novels and three non-fiction books, as well as being a syndicated columnist in addition to being a playwright.

Over seven decades, Ada is witness to the racism laced through her Southern city, the paradox of religion as both comfort and torment, and the survival networks created by gay people. Eleven interconnected stories cover the sweep of one woman's personal history as she reaches her own form of Southern womanhood - compassionate, resilient.

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Set in the turbulent s and s in North Carolina. The Ada Decades.