Jump at the Sun

A Novel

by Kim McLarin

On Sale: 07/31/2007

Jump at the Sun

A Novel

by Kim McLarin

On Sale: 07/31/2007

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About the Book

After a series of stressful personal transitions, Grace Jefferson finds herself in a new house in a new city and in a new career for which she feels dangerously unsuited: a stay-at-home mom. An educated and accomplished modern woman, a child of the Civil Rights dream, she is caught between the only two models of mothering she has ever known—a sharecropping grandmother who abandoned her children to save herself and a mother who sacrificed all to save her kids—as she struggles to find a middle ground. But as the days pass and the pressures mount, Grace begins to catch herself in small acts of abandonment that she fears may foretell a future she is powerless to prevent . . . or perhaps secretly seeks.

Jump at the Sun is a novel about an isolating suburban life and the continuing legacy of slavery, about generational change and the price of living the dream for which our parents fought. In her bold and fearless voice, Kim McLarin explores both the highs and lows of being a mother, and how breaking the cycle of suffocation and regret, while infuriatingly difficult, is absolutely necessary.

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Critical Praise

“readers will find Grace’s desperation heartfelt and her journey absorbing, as told in vigorous, luxuriant prose.” - Washington Post

Readers will find Grace’s desperation heartfelt and her journey absorbing, as told in vigorous, luxuriant prose. - Washington Post

The book moves like a white-water rafting trip, zipping along through treacherous waters. McLarin’s muscular writing spares nobody - Philadelphia Inquirer

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060528508
  • ISBN 10: 0060528508
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 07/31/2007
  • Pages: 320
  • List Price:17.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / General
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Science Fiction / General
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Historical

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