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ISBN: 0670891762
Author: Josephine Humphreys
Language: English
Publisher: Viking Adult; First edition (September 4, 2000)
Pages: 288
Category: Genre Fiction
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 999
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Though I loved her three previous novels, Nowhere Else on Earth. the narrator, Rhoda Strong, belongs to the ages, a fabulous creation.

Only 10 left in stock (more on the way). Though I loved her three previous novels, Nowhere Else on Earth.

Nowhere else on earth. Josephine Humphreys is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Letters. Humphreys (Rich in Love) sets her new novel in the swamps of North Carolina at the end of the Civil War and pervades it with mystery. The location, Scuffletown, is itself uncertain: both large and. She lives in Charleston, South Carolina. Nowhere else on earth. by. Humphreys, Josephine. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by sf-loadersive. org on January 6, 2010. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata). Terms of Service (last updated 12/31/2014).

Nowhere Else on Earth book. Josephine Humphreys has a knack for the Carolina vernacular, and makes her characters come alive with filmic vividness. She starts out slow, setting the scene expertly with descriptions of life in the backwoods, and builds the story gradually until it grips the reader with a series of intense crises. The straightforward prose underlines the impact of the traumatic events, which were described so poignantly I was close to tears.

Nowhere Else on Earth is a moving saga that magnificently captures a little-known piece of American history. Josephine Humphreys has always been a very, very, good novelis. ith Nowhere Else on Eart. as taken a quantum leap-from very, very, good to extraordinary. Also by Josephine Humphreys. See all books by Josephine Humphreys. The San Diego Union-Tribune. Though I loved her three previous novels, Nowhere Else on Eart. he narrator, Rhoda Strong, belongs to the ages, a fabulous creation.

Although not a single cannon is fired in Josephine Humphreys's quietly ambitious Nowhere Else on Earth, the lives of the inhabitants of Scuffletown, a poor Indian. In the summer of 1864, sixteen-year-old Rhoda Strong lives in the Lumbee Indian settlement of Robeson County, North Carolina, which has become a pawn in the bloody struggle between the Union and Confederate armies. The community is besieged by the marauding Union Army as well as the desperate Home Guard who are hell-bent on conscripting the young men into deadly forced labor.

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A North Carolina town struggles to preserve its sanity in 1864 as the Civil War approaches to shatter the peace, its Native American community becomes caught between the marauding Union Army and the desperate Home Guard, a sixteen-year-old Rhoda Strong falls in love with outlaw Henry Berry Lowrie. 40,000 first printing.


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The 'Nowhere Else on Earth' place is a spread out swampy area, 'Scuffletown' along the Lumbee River in Robeson County in North Carolina. The time is near the end of the Civil War. The people are real as the author noted in the lineage of the families. They are English speaking but are a mixed race which the government tries to label, but they are their own people. 'We knew' as the narrator Rhoda states. 'Some say we are too dark to be Indians. Some say too light, but we do vary.' Author Josephine Humphreys uses her vivid writing skill to let us in on the hardships and families that tie the community together in dialogue and description in this historical novel. 'We may be broke but we are rich in family.'
(The Dimery Settlement in South Carolina was similar to Scuffletown.)
Because I am a descendant of the people about whom this book is written, and some of the main characters are my relatives, I probably found it more interesting than others would. However, it is an extremely well-written historical novel, based on factual events and could easily be enjoyed if it were pure fiction. It is a great story of endurance, love, loyalty and family among a people about whom the world knows very little and is poorer because of it. The Lumbee are a people who have not only survived genocide, racism, hatred, economic hardship, theft of their land, loss of their Native American heritage and nonrecognition by the White Man of that heritage, they have flourished and become a well-educated, thriving community of over fifty thousand mixed race people who have managed to retain their dignity throughout all the strife. Josephine Humphreys has done a wonderful job of recording our history - better, in fact, than much of the "history" which has been written about us - and the strengths and characteristics of our people.
I am from 'Scuffletown' and a decendent of Calvin Lowery.... I enjoyed reading this book... the vivid descriptions and historical intertwine. It is evident that a lot of research went into this book and a very skilled writer. With the descriptions I felt like I was there. But it is truly a very sad love story. When I read about how my people suffered then.... I can only imagine how shocked the people of that time would be of they could look now at the prosperity of our swamp land. A special Thank You to the author!
I have friends who are Lumbee Indians who grew up knowing these historical events well. I have shared this book with them, and they loved it! Humphreys is a wonderful writer who has made the characters and the place come alive.
This is a very interesting and well-written novel that focuses on a little-known community in North Carolina at the end of the Civil War. It held my attention throughout. My only criticism is that I sometimes found it difficult to follow all the family relations, even though a genealogy table is provided at the beginning. Overall, an engrossing and illuminating piece of fiction.
This book took me on a deep trip into a place that I probably wouldn't have thought to visit on my own. It's an excellent story with great character development and the small details of life then that allow the reader to be immersed in the place. The author also gives you a great sense of the natural surroundings and brings that seamlessly into the narrative. The relationships between families and social classes/races and also the portrayal of gender roles are interesting and thought provoking. More Josephine Humphreys books are going on my "to read" list
I'm a big fan of historical fiction with a strong personal interest in American Indian culture. This story is told in the plain speech and gentle, heart-felt voice of a Lumbee woman reflecting on her life in a perilous time in history. It is thought-provoking, moving and beautiful to read.
Based on the true story of Henry Berry Lowrie, outlaw or Robin Hood (those opinions still vary) in Robeson County during and immediately after the Civil War, this story is told from the point of view of Rhoda Strong, the strong-willed girl who loved him and grew to marry him. Humphreys' meticulous research and engaging story-telling skills combine to make this a story you will recall years after you close the covers. Her reportage of the way war has crumbled an already fragile culture and her account of how neighbor turns against neighbor will remind you of Cold Mountain, as will her gifts at using language precisely and often poetically.
Sally Buckner

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