The Marrow of Tradition (pre-order)
By Charles W. Chesnutt
March 1, 2019
The landmark turn-of-the-century novel of racial strife in the post-Reconstruction South by an acclaimed African-American writer.
First published in 1901, The Marrow of Tradition tells the story of two families navigating the uncertain racial landscape in the late nineteenth century American South. Chesnutt, a native of Cleveland, Ohio who lived in the South after the Civil War, used eyewitness accounts of the 1898 Wilmington, NC riot to craft an authentic, nuanced, and arresting recreation of life in an uncertain time.
Charles W. Chesnutt (1858–1932) was an African-American author, essayist, political activist and lawyer, best known for his novels and short stories exploring complex issues of racial and social identity in the post-Civil War South.
Wiley Cash is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels The Last Ballad, A Land More Kind than Home, and This Dark Road to Mercy. The founder of the Open Canon Book Club and co-founder of the Land More Kind Appalachian Artists Residency, he has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and the Weymouth Center. He serves as the writer-in-residence at the University of North Carolina-Asheville and teaches in the Mountainview Low-Residency MFA. He lives in North Carolina with his wife and their two young daughters.