Lay that Trumpet in Our Hands Here is one of those rare and remarkable debuts that herald the appearance of a major new talent on the literary scene Inspired by real events Lay That Trumpet In Our Hands is a wise and luminous sto

  • Title: Lay that Trumpet in Our Hands
  • Author: Susan Carol McCarthy
  • ISBN: 9780553381030
  • Page: 289
  • Format: Paperback
  • Here is one of those rare and remarkable debuts that herald the appearance of a major new talent on the literary scene Inspired by real events, Lay That Trumpet In Our Hands is a wise and luminous story about a northern family, a southern town, and the senseless murder that sparks an extraordinary act of courage.To this day, my family is in disagreement as to precisely whHere is one of those rare and remarkable debuts that herald the appearance of a major new talent on the literary scene Inspired by real events, Lay That Trumpet In Our Hands is a wise and luminous story about a northern family, a southern town, and the senseless murder that sparks an extraordinary act of courage.To this day, my family is in disagreement as to precisely when the nightmare began For me, it was the morning Daddy and Luther discovered Marvin, beaten, shot, and dying, in the Klan s stomping grounds off Round Lake Road My brother Ren disagrees He points to the small cluster of scars that begin just outside his left eye and trail horizontally across his temple to the top of his ear Ren claims it started when the men in white robes took the unprecedented step of shooting at two white children Others say it was when Mr Thurgood Marshall of the NAACP and Mr Hoover s FBI came to town Mother and Daddy shake their heads In their minds, the real beginning was much earlier.

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    1. This novel is based on real events that happened in 1951 in Central Florida and paints a vivid picture of the KKK and race relations at the beginning of the civil rights movement. It very much reminded me of "To Kill a Mockingbird," and is told through the narration of a twelve year old girl who has moved from the north to a community in which her parents have an orange grove. When Reesa's close friend is killed by the Klan, Thurgood Marshall of the NAACP, Harry T. Moore who helped register blac [...]

    2. “Grief, I think, signs you up for a separate, invisible club, members selected at death’s awful randomness. ‘Gone forever’ is our password, lingering sorrow our secret handshake. If you haven’t lost someone important to you, you can’t begin to know the rules. Truth is, you don’t even know the club exists.”It is hard enough to lose someone important to you due to natural causes or a tragic accident. But when someone is taken from you due to bigotry, inhumanity, hatred or any of ig [...]

    3. honestly so boring!! i get that this was based on true events and that was cool i definitely liked that the situation was brought to life via a novel but the execution of this book was poor. the concept, some characters, the setting, and character relationships were interesting i just found there to be absolutely no tension or anything that actually tried to be interesting or grab my attention. the climax could have been action packed and exciting but i couldn't have cared less. mccarthy has mad [...]

    4. A simply written but powerful story of the American south when the KKK still owned the orange groves of central Florida. The small nuances of the people of the time and the ever-present struggle in trying to understand why one should hate another solely because of the color of their skin ring constantly throughout the novel. Though not as long or thorough as To Kill a Mockingbird, I found it to be more personal and therefore, having a much stronger impact. Beautiful and touching:)

    5. This is a great read: the story is a bit of a cross between Mississippi Burning and To Kill as Mockingbird, and if you had had no exposure to those texts your opinion would be even higher I think. McCarthy has used actual events and the information given to her by her father to build this story of racism and the activities of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1950's in Florida. The writing is beautiful and the plot riveting.

    6. Excellent read. Reminiscent of To Kill a Mockingbird. Told through the eyes of a child, which is sometimes the best way to truly understand something- without adulthood's preconceived notions. (Also loved that it was based on a true story and that the author's father is one of the main characters.)

    7. Based on historical events, this novel describes the frightening tactics and ubiquitous influence of the KKK in 1950's Florida, and two families-- one white, one black-- who are impacted by it.

    8. So many facts about Central Florida that were new to me. Very curious if long-time residents of Florida would find this novel offensive in any way.

    9. Lay that Trumpet in Our Hands is about a young girl named Reesa. She lives in Florida with her parents and brother. One night, Reesa finds her life torn apart as her close friend and mentor Marvin Cully was ruthlessly murdered by the KKK. Reesa and her family want the murderers to be punished. Throughout the book, Reesa and her family search for information regarding Marvin’s death. Reesa changes greatly throughout the book. At the beginning of the book, Reesa is happy because she is with her [...]

    10. WARNING: SPOILERS AND DISCUSSION OF ESSENTIAL PLOT ELEMENTS FOLLOWexposition: the klu klux clan is a group of white males who believe that they are superior to people of a different race. The KKK was very popular in southern states. Marvin mcully was killed by the KKK in march of 1951. Four years after this event the montgomery boycott happened.Setting: The setting is 1950´s Central Florida.Protagonist(s):Reesa McMahon,Elizabeth McMahon, Ren McMahon,Warren McMahon,Luther cully. Armetta Cully,Ma [...]

    11. I randomly chose this book at a bargain bookstore and was pleasantly surprised; I couldn't put it down. From the epilogue, it was based on a real experience that occurred to the author's family. The heroine in the story reminded me of an older version of Scout from 'To Kill a Mockingbird'. The storyline gave you an inside look into 1950's racial tensions and the KKK in Florida before the civil rights movement.Strengths in this novel: the characters were well developed, each with distinct dialogu [...]

    12. This is a gripping and historically based novel. The reality of clan in America and the dreadful ugliness of the 1950’s comes through strong. Plus the human courage, love and dignity of fighting these wrongs by individuals trying to make things better for the future is evident in inspiring. This is a good book for anyone wanting to see inside some of this countries painful struggles. Struggles that continue today. Well written and compelling.

    13. Why did I wait so long to read this book?! I loved that it was told through a child and was based on facts. I will never understand how people can have such faith and courage when faced with danger. I am awed by stories of people putting everything on the line, including their lives, to do what is right and help their fellow man.

    14. 3.5 stars.Helpful reminder that there are good people of all stripes but hard to read some of the history of what happened to Black people in America. Author humanized the characters which enables the reader to place her/himself in the story.

    15. I posted this review first in my blog.In the spring of ’51, Ressa McMahon and her family’s life change with the knock on the door in the middle of the night. Luther, one of their hired hands, begs Ressa’s father, Warren, to help him find his “son” Marvin who was abducted by the Klan. Marvin also works in the family orchard and has been a friend of the McMahon’s, teaching Ressa and her brothers about baseball. The two men find Marvin’s lifeless body. [...]

    16. While a work of fiction, it is obvious the author has done her research. Issues of injustice and racism are accurately portrayed throughout the novel. Excellent read!

    17. In Lay that Trumpet in Our Hands Susan Carol McCarthy shows a dark and sad time in Florida's history. Set in the 1950s Lay that Trumpet in Our Hands is based on true events of racial violence set in Florida.This story is narrated by the main character Reesa McMahon a young girl who's family is from the North so it isn't easy for her them to adjust or begin to understand the way , or adjust to life in the south.Life for young Reesa is full of childish innocence and fun times with her family frien [...]

    18. It doesn't seem right to say I "enjoyed" this book. It infuriated me! It also inspired me. It's so hard for me to believe that human beings could have ever been so horrible. Yet, it also made me wake up more to realize that it never really stopped; it simply took on a new "face". I had no idea what this book was about when I picked it up in a used book store. I only bought it because the front cover said it was reminiscent of To Kill a Mockingbird . The fact that it was based on horrific events [...]

    19. The triggering event in this story is when Marvin Cully, a Florida share-cropper, is murdered by Klansmen. The author based this event on a real event, the murder of Marvin Womack, that happened in 1951. The real murder was never investigated, probably because the police chief, most of his men, and most likely the governor of the state of Florida at the time, were all Klansmen. The author brings her own story to a more satisfying ending, but not without a struggle.Told through the eyes of Reesa [...]

    20. Although this book doesn't hold a candle to a book like The Help, I think it has a different intended audience and it works well for young adults. I am always impressed when an author can take well known facts from history and build a fictitious story that incorporates them. The reader knows something that the characters don't know, but the reader is still intrigued. In this case, the death of Medgar Evers, the early career of Thurgood Marshall, and the budding civil rights movement are incorpor [...]

    21. Here is one of those rare and remarkable debuts that herald the appearance of a major new talent on the literary scene. Inspired by real events, Lay That Trumpet In Our Hands is a wise and luminous story about a northern family, a southern town, and the senseless murder that sparks an extraordinary act of courage.To this day, my family is in disagreement as to precisely when the nightmare began. For me, it was the morning Daddy and Luther discovered Marvin, beaten, shot, and dying, in the Klan [...]

    22. I've been plodding through quite a few books lately, and many have felt like a bit of a chore. This one, though, despite it being "assigned reading" as the school's community book this year, was my break from the others and the pleasure I turned to when I just couldn't do it with my other books. McCarthy does a wonderful job with characterization and imagery, and I felt very much a part of the racially-tense/violent mid-20th century central Florida community she describes. Many reviews seem to c [...]

    23. Good read. Very interesting book based on true events in creative fictional form. The Florida KKK and the NAACP at odds and the black votes being secured. The KKK continues to fight change and are determined to keep 'the blacks in their place' as they fight the inevitable. Miami KKK/Dade County seems to be the more blatant in their attacks of murder, burning and sending their message to Blacks, Jews and Catholics. State law applies to most situations, including murder, keeping the Federal law fr [...]

    24. This was another recommendation from Tracy after her book club had read it. As a Floridian, I found this book a fascinating and accurate insight into Florida as it was 50 years ago, and the impact that has to the Florida I've come to know today. I loved that the story is told from the perspective of 13-year-old Reesa, which gives the story both innocence and realism. Even though it is fiction, the central tenets of the story are real events of history, so it feels more like a 1st person, non-fic [...]

    25. A beautifully told story of life in Florida during the 1930's when the KKK was prevalent and just beginning to flex its muscle. A true story of how one white family lived during those times and used its prominence to counteract the KKK. Through subtle and thoughtful processes, this family, with the help of rising star, Thurgood Marshall, helped the FBI indict several KKK members. The novel shows how the government was not willing to go up against the KKK for many years and let horrendous acts of [...]

    26. This is a powerful story made even more powerful by the epilogue and author's note, each signifying that this story is almost entirely factual, right on down to the experiences of Reesa (who I now know is author Susan Carol McCarthy). I wish I had spent less time comparing this book to 'To Kill a Mockingbird' and more time paying attention to the nuance of McCarthy's writing style, which sometimes underwhelmed me and occasionally made me sit right on up in my seat. Like my experience with Barbar [...]

    27. Lay That Trumpet in Our Hands was the kind of book that you finish reading and right away you have a little moment of "Wow". The story was written and composed very well which played a massive role in how engaged I was while reading it. I was the sort of book that, when you start reading, makes the short hand on the clock mysteriously shift several hours in what was supposed to be a few minutes. I can't say I would have picked it if it weren't a mandatory read for school, but there are so many w [...]

    28. I'm looking for an alternative to To Kill A Mockingbird for my 8th grade honors class (I can't teach Mockingbird because they do it in high school - I wish my teachers had that philosophy when I was in school because I would have been spared reading "A Rose for Emily" about 5 times in my high school career). Thus, Lay that Trumpet in Our Hands is the second of three books on my list. The first turned out to be a dud because after all, I'm looking for something as amazing as Mockingbird. So I was [...]

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