The Temple Bombing
Melissa Fay Greene, the award-winning author of PRAYING FOR SHEETROCK, sets her second book in the tumultuous and lawless time in the American South ... Show synopsis Melissa Fay Greene, the award-winning author of PRAYING FOR SHEETROCK, sets her second book in the tumultuous and lawless time in the American South when the fight for racial equality involved not only whites striking against blacks and blacks against whites, but Christians striking against Jews. Greene takes us far beyond the civil rights movement to the heart of the Jewish-Black experience in America which began in the middle of the night on October 12, 1958, when fifty sticks of dynamite blew apart the oldest synagogue in Atlanta. The devastating explosion was a pivotal moment in this violent and bloody era. THE TEMPLE BOMBING promises to be a defining work by an author whose approach to the world of narrative nonfiction sets her apart as one of the most important writers of our day.