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Fire in Beulah, by Rilla Askew
Fire in Beulah
1920's Oklahoma is the backdrop for the story of two women from two completely different backgrounds whose paths unexpectedly cross. Althea Whiteside and her black maid Graceful share a friendship in the midst of the Tulsa race riot of 1921. each woman learns the lesson that in the midst of trouble, race is not such a difference.
Bookclub's note: Although the character's name ring a little corny, I hope the novel will share some historical details on the Tulsa race riot.