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Riverside Blues, A Gullah Tale


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Riverside Blues, A Gullah Tale
Tracy S. Bailey

ISBN 978-1-950768-53-0, 208 pp., softcover, $14.95 (SC tax 6%)
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Mabeline – born "absent of all God's favor" but destined by the ancestors to "cross over" – travels from her Gullah roots in post-Jim Crow/pre-integration rural South Carolina on a journey of discovery through the 1950s and 60s American South.

Tracy S. Bailey is the founder and CEO of Freedom Readers, a literacy nonprofit that seeks to instill the love of reading in the next generation. Following her Bachelor’s degree in English Education from the College of Charleston, she completed a Master’s degree in Secondary Education from Coastal Carolina University and a
Doctorate in Language and Literacy from the University of South Carolina. Her short story, “Bridges,” received a Pushcart Prize nomination for fiction in 2017. Tracy began Riverside Blues in a fiction writing class while a Neiman
Fellowship Affiliate at Harvard University. A native of Georgetown, South Carolina, she lives in Myrtle Beach with her husband, journalist and author Issac J. Bailey, and two wonderful children, Kyle and Lyric.