Bantam, Apr 2002, 24.95, 338 pp.
In Good Hope, Virginia, no one voices an unkind word when black man Elijah Waddell and white woman Clare Epps married. When Clare gives birth to their daughter born without a brain, the infant dies almost immediately. Clare's grandmother Rosy, a key member of the Victory Baptist Church, has her great-granddaughter Nora Carol buried in her church's all-white cemetery. However, the church dea...