Raging Roots Book Summary and Study Guide

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Tara Ervin journeys to the Georgia town where she believes that she will find the secret of her birth. A child left up for adoption many years earlier, Tara comes back to discover the identity of her father, believed to be one of the white men for whom her mother, a domestic, worked. Tara becomes infatuated with the local minister, runs afoul of other "sisters" interested in him, and becomes the talk of the town with her mysterious comings and goings. Along the way, the young woman uncovers a less-than-reputable "spiritual healer", and finally makes a revelation about her ancestry.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Ethnic/Regional/Religion    -   Black people in America/Europe Other aspects:    -   searching for parent(s) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes Religion theme?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Black (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 ()

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   actual description of hetero sex    -   Boob talk!    -   Weiner talk!    -   rape/molest Lot of foul language?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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