Portland, Or. : Hawthorne Books & Literary Arts ; New York : Riverhead Books, 2009, c2007.
1st Riverhead trade pbk. ed.
ix, 290 p. ; 21 cm.
Witnessing what she believes to be the murder of an infant in a Depression-era Alabama mining town, a nine-year-old girl and her civic-minded family subsequently struggle with the darker side of their racially torn community.