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Jo Joe

Sally Wiener Grotta
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A mystery of the heart.

Judith Ormand was the only Jew in a tiny Pennsylvania village, where she was raised by her white Christian grandparents. To make matters worse, she was also the only Black. Now, as a young woman, she must break her vow to never return to the town she hates. During the one-week visit, she buries her beloved grandmother, confronts the white boy who broke her heart, has a brutal run-in with a violent bully from her youth, and uncovers a long-buried secret that makes her question the fundamental “truths” of who she is and what she believes.

Within the framework of a beautifully crafted, character-driven story, “Jo Joe” explores issues of prejudice, bigotry and the two-edged sword of memory.