Out of the Night That Covers Me



Out of the Night That Covers MeJohn McMillan Was Only Eight Years Old When His Mother Died And He Was Ripped, Without Warning, From His Sheltered World Of Books And Gentility Now On His Aunt S Run Down Tenant Farm In Southern Alabama, Abused By His Alcoholic Uncle, And Completely Bereft, John Longs For Escape His Only Hope For Survival He S About To Get His Wish In A Way No One Could Ever PredictA Twist Of Fate Will Bring John To The Bend, A Black Settlement That Has Become A Refuge For Outcasts, Where He Ll Join Tuway, A Black Man Who Helps Others Leave The South And Find A New Life In Chicago But Neither Will Be Ready For The Brutal Confrontation About To Change Their Lives, Challenge The Prejudice Of An Era, Inspire The Courage Of A People, And Most Of All, Touchingly Reveal The Secrets Of One Boy S Heart

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  • Paperback
  • 448 pages
  • Out of the Night That Covers Me
  • Pat Cunningham Devoto
  • English
  • 15 September 2017
  • 0446678023

10 thoughts on “Out of the Night That Covers Me

  1. Margarita says:

    12 year old John McMillan III navigates smalltown Alabama after losing his parents Indifferent or dangerous relatives are offset by a wise local judge and an array of other fascinating characters In this book the wise have plenty of flaws too, as the Civil Rights movement gets underway You ll enjoy the complex ambience, and the way the characters talk to and about each other I m becoming a fan of Pat Cunningham Devoto I ll have to read her other books now.Some have compared this to To 12 year old John McMillan III navigates smalltown Alabama after losing his parents Indifferent or dangerous relatives are offset by a wise local judge and an array of other fascinating characters In this book the wise have plenty of flaws too, as the Civil Rights movement gets underway You ll enjoy the complex ambience, and the way the characters talk to and about each other I m becoming a fan of Pat Cunningham Devoto I ll have to read her other books now.Some have compared this to To Kill a Mockingbird

  2. Daisy Mathis says:

    Out of the Night That Covers Me by Pat Cunningham DevotoVery impressive book from a little known author Thoughtful young boy growing up in Deep South of the 50 s Captured the feel of small towns, race relations, and Southern culture of that time Felt like I was back there Fully developed characters and cultural nuances It struck me as deeply and as poignantly as To Kill a Mockingbird Also liked her prequel My Last Days As Roy Rogers.

  3. Danielle says:

    I read this back in the 90 s it was a book my Grandmother had read cover to cover at least 20 times I love historical time period fictions and this one was so perfectly writen that I felt swept away by the story.

  4. Alicia says:

    Loved this book The travails of John and the adjustments he had to make to his expectations and reality resonated with me I still remember my adjustment at the age of 13 when I got sent away from all I knew in Havana, to live at school in Phillythe day the world changed for me.

  5. Phyllis says:

    A new author for me Historical fiction set in the 50 s Devote tells a great story I very much enjoyed this book There were a couple of parts I found to be confusing but on a skim back I was able to see what I missed the first time thru Moral of that story, don t read while traveling and hopping between planes and trains I highly recommend I did see that this is really book two in what appears is going to be a trilogy.book one is My Last Days as Roy Rogers I d really like to read that A new author for me Historical fiction set in the 50 s Devote tells a great story I very much enjoyed this book There were a couple of parts I found to be confusing but on a skim back I was able to see what I missed the first time thru Moral of that story, don t read while traveling and hopping between planes and trains I highly recommend I did see that this is really book two in what appears is going to be a trilogy.book one is My Last Days as Roy Rogers I d really like to read that but it appears my public library does not have it on their shelves

  6. Karen Proctor says:

    This book had me in the first few pages What a wonderfully written story about a boy s coming of age in the south in the 1950 s and the situation that puts him there I could not put this book down and finished it in 2 days Defiantly a good read

  7. Marie says:

    Read this book at the request of my granddaughter and i loved it

  8. Kari Gulbrandsen says:

    Wow The best book I ve read in a long time.

  9. Amy Rader (raderofthebooks) says:

    After thinking about this book, I have posted my review It includes my thoughts and favorite quotes Hope you enjoy After thinking about this book, I have posted my review It includes my thoughts and favorite quotes Hope you enjoy

  10. Kay Carman says:

    This is a really powerful book A companion book to My Last Days as Roy Rogers, Devoto takes a minor character from that story, Tab s next door neighbor, John, and tells us what happens to him after his mother died and he s taken away by his aunt.John is taken to his uncle s tenant farm in the heart of the Alabama Black Belt He s thrust into a life totally different than that he s known working long hours in the sun, hoeing cotton, and being beaten by his violent tempered, alcoholic uncle Hi This is a really powerful book A companion book to My Last Days as Roy Rogers, Devoto takes a minor character from that story, Tab s next door neighbor, John, and tells us what happens to him after his mother died and he s taken away by his aunt.John is taken to his uncle s tenant farm in the heart of the Alabama Black Belt He s thrust into a life totally different than that he s known working long hours in the sun, hoeing cotton, and being beaten by his violent tempered, alcoholic uncle His survival is ensured by a couple that he and his aunt meet on the train south the town s bank manager and his wife They watch out for John and he begins to dream of being adopted by them until he overhears a conversation making him think that the Judge doesn t care anything about him after all.He follows a black man who works for the judge, a man who helps black share croppers get away by train to what they hope to be a better life in Chicago At the Bend he meets Mama Tuway, a healer Ella, a beautiful black woman who s been mentally damaged by the ravages of abuse at the hands of a white man, and her son Willie.The climax of a confrontation between blacks and whites foreshadows the historic struggle about to sweep across the country Several reviewers compared it to To Kill a Mockingbird It s absolutely excellent

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