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The Secret of Magic

Deborah Johnson

Winner of the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction "If you liked The Help, you'll love this one!"--EW.com In a novel that "brings authentic history to light,"* a young female attorney from New York City attempts the impossible in 1946: attaining justice for a black man in the Deep South. Regina Robichard works for Thurgood Marshall, who receives an unusual letter asking the NAACP to investigate the murder of a returning black war hero. It is signed by M. P. Calhoun, the most reclusive author in the country. As a child, Regina was captivated by Calhoun's The Secret of Magic, a novel in which white and black children played together in a magical forest. The book was a sensation, featured on the cover of Timemagazine, and banned more than any other book in the South. And then M.P. Calhoun disappeared. With Thurgood's permission, Regina heads down to Mississippi to find Calhoun and investigate the case. But as she navigates the muddy waters of racism, relationships, and her own tragic past, she finds that nothing in the South is as it seems. Named one of four titles on the shortlist for this year's Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, awarded by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation *Augusta Trobaugh

Winner of the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction "If you liked The Help, you'll love this one!"--EW.com In a novel that "brings authentic history to light,"* a young female attorney from New York City attempts the impossible in 1946: attaining justice for a black man in the Deep South. Regina Robichard works for Thurgood Marshall, who receives an unusual letter asking the NAACP to investigate the murder of a returning black war hero. It is signed by M. P. Calhoun, the most reclusive author in the country. As a child, Regina was captivated by Calhoun's The Secret of Magic, a novel in which white and black children played together in a magical forest. The book was a sensation, featured on the cover of Timemagazine, and banned more than any other book in the South. And then M.P. Calhoun disappeared. With Thurgood's permission, Regina heads down to Mississippi to find Calhoun and investigate the case. But as she navigates the muddy waters of racism, relationships, and her own tragic past, she finds that nothing in the South is as it seems. Named one of four titles on the shortlist for this year's Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, awarded by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation *Augusta Trobaugh
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Winner of the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction "If you liked The Help, you'll love this one!"--EW.com In a novel that "brings authentic history to light,"* a young female attorney from New York City attempts the impossible in 1946: attaining justice for a black man in the Deep South. Regina Robichard works for Thurgood Marshall, who receives an unusual letter asking the NAACP to investigate the murder of a returning black war hero. It is signed by M. P. Calhoun, the most reclusive author in the country. As a child, Regina was captivated by Calhoun's The Secret of Magic, a novel in which white and black children played together in a magical forest. The book was a sensation, featured on the cover of Timemagazine, and banned more than any other book in the South. And then M.P. Calhoun disappeared. With Thurgood's permission, Regina heads down to Mississippi to find Calhoun and investigate the case. But as she navigates the muddy waters of racism, relationships, and her own tragic past, she finds that nothing in the South is as it seems. Named one of four titles on the shortlist for this year's Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, awarded by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation *Augusta Trobaugh

Language:

English

Narrators:

Peter Francis James

Length:

14h 6m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

56:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:05:01


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

43:08


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

40:24


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

49:04


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

35:38


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

58:01


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

50:37


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

58:52


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:02:02


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

49:29


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:08:39


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

31:30


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

32:30


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

28:41


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

20:26


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

18:56


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

15:11


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

20:22


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:15


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

36:03