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“In its account of almost half a century in the lives of two white southern sisters and of the African Americans whose experiences are inextricable from theirs, The Shade Tree is brutally personal, heartbreakingly political – and remarkably written. Theresa Shea has combined boldness and subtlety with swaths of compassion to come up with a novel that’s both complicated and ferociously clear.

Joan Barfoot

“In her nuanced portrait of families riven by race and sex, Theresa Shea offers a searing indictment of Jim Crow’s corrosive influence that, if unleashed and unquestioned, can make monsters of us all. Beautifully and unflinchingly written, this is a novel for our times.”

                                                                                                                                 Terry Gamble

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The Shade Tree, short-listed for Georges Bugnet Award

The Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction is sponsored by the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. It is awarded for a novel or collection of short fiction by an Alberta
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Daybreak Alberta-CBC Radio Review

Daybreak Alberta with Russell Bowers – Dec. 19, 2021: On last Books Review from Angie Abdou Listen on CBC streaming radio Broadcast Date: December 19, 2021.
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The tEmz Review- The Shade Tree

Reviewed by K. R. Wilson Novelist Theresa Shea attended the civil rights march in Washington in 1963 with her mother and sister. She was three months old. While she would’ve
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Review: The Shade Tree (Historical Novel Society)

Visit Site REVIEW BY FIONA ALISON In the 1930s, Ellie and Mavis Turner live on their father’s failing Florida orange grove. Ellie is head-turningly beautiful, her father’s spoiled favourite. Selfish, mean-spirited,
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Review: The Shade Tree, Earthly Abode

“I will begin my review of The Shade Tree by talking for a while about To Kill A Mockingbird, because I find it difficult to review the former without first mentioning the latter.
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Review: The Shade Tree, 49th Shelf

Read Full Article Winner of the 2020 Guernica Prize for Literary Fiction When the lies of thirteen-year-old Ellie Turner cause a black man’s lynching in 1930s Florida, her younger sister
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