Marietta Ackenbom, editor of the acclaimed anthology Our Yucatan, presents an epic novel that begins in the 1960s when a young woman is pushed out of her middle-class life as she takes a stand for justice.
Georgia’s Hope opens as Georgia Albright has just returned from a stint in the Peace Corps in early 1966. She comes across a underprivileged black family from Mexico. When the hapless clan is later caught in a deadly ice storm, three children are orphaned. Georgia invites them to live with her and her family in their comfortable, upper-middle-class white neighborhood in Dallas. The neighbors are far from touched by her generosity, and Georgia’s eyes are opened to what needs to change in society. And she is determined to be on the right side of that fight, and of history.