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ISBN: 1770671641
Author: Terry Marshall
Language: English
Publisher: FriesenPress (November 10, 2010)
Pages: 384
Category: Politics & Government
Subcategory: Politics
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 287
Size Fb2: 1610 kb
Size ePub: 1600 kb
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Soda Springs is the forgotten story of America's turbulent civil rights years and covers topics your mother told you not to talk about. Congratulations to Terry Marshall!

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College senior Rick Sanders commits himself to Martin Luther King's civil rights campaign in Birmingham

Soda Springs is the forgotten story of America's turbulent civil rights years: the fictional world of a small farm town fragmented by the Mexican-American struggle to combat decades of racism. Soda Springs confronts those topics your mother told you to steer clear of in polite company: sex.

Soda Springs: Love, Sex, and Civil Rights -- a 1960s civil rights novel . . . and a story of headstrong teens in love. Mix both into a crucible of bitter rivalries, poverty, prejudice, protest, violence, steamy sex and zany antics, and you get a rollicking coming of age tale set in a gritty Mexican-American crusade for justice in small-town America. So how did Rick and Ginny shock the town and mortify their families? It's midnight, July 3, 1963 . . .             At last, Ginny's high school crew finished their "Hand-in-Hand" float and filed out, exhausted but zinging. The float's theme - blacks and whites together - would make Protect Teach the talk of Soda Springs at tomorrow's parade. But Suze hadn't printed the flyers for next week's big rally - no one would come; the days spent laboring on their float would go for naught.                And Rick? No help from him. That's OK, kiddo, he'd told Suze. Now, he had the nerve to turn right, not left, at Ten Mile Road; he wasn't taking her home at all. "We're not parking. Not tonight!" She crossed her arms and stared out into the dark.                But Rick drove on. He skirted town, flipped off his lights, pulled into the alley behind Masonic Hall. "You think if we prayed, we could get these flyers printed tonight," he asked.                Her anger softened. United Methodist loomed across the street. "Church mimeograph?"                "Bingo," he said.                Racing low like spies, they darted across Broadway, dug the key out of the drain pipe, and let themselves in. Rick strutted up to Reverend's pulpit and boomed, "We have come to solicit your aid."                "You need flyers you say? My mimeograph is yours," she called, mimicking Reverend's voice.                They tiptoed upstairs to Reverend's office and set to work. Ginny wished she hadn't been so crotchety; Rick deserved better. Moreover, Karen's warning rung in her head: With guys, you have to keep cooking up new desserts. Otherwise they'll chow down at every greasy spoon in town. Ginny understood now: no way would she let Connie Montoya lure her man into that perfumed lair of hers.                Twenty minutes later, flyers printed, they laughed uproariously at their coup, at their cleverness, at their daring. If only they had stopped there . . . What they did next would not only shock the town and mortify their families, it would destroy their project, and change their lives forever. An early draft of Soda Springs won the mainstream fiction category of the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers' Colorado Gold contest. The ebook edition of the published novel won the 2011 Global eBook Award for best "Illustrations in a Fiction Book." It was a finalist in both "Adult Multicultural Literature" and "Teen Literature." The plot twists are many, the characters complex. One reviewer said, "A toot to enjoy; a treasure to ponder; a useful springboard for serious discussion of topics ranging from the language of hate, strategies for community change, expectations about love, sex, and marriage; inherent complexities in immigration reform; and the economic realities of poverty and their costs for the poor. A must read!"

Comments:

Vobei
Grab a cup of warm something, find a comfy chair, and settle into "Soda Springs." Rick, Ginny Sue, Concha, Lupe, Buck Bennett, and other great characters will come into your life, stay awhile, and then surreptitiously lead you to events that will change your thinking...forever.

Rick, a young farm boy has been away in college back east for three years and `is called home' when his father is hurt in a farming accident and can't work. Rick reluctantly travels home. His curious nature and studies in the college classroom lead him home by way of Birmingham, Alabama. He sees first-hand the issues in the South circa 1963 then arrives to his hometown of Soda Springs.

Rick begins to see the values of his conservative, `white' upbringing challenged in a very real way. We are able to feel the emotions of discrimination, anger, sadness, but also the celebrations and victories of another oppressed people at a time when we thought 'it' (the ugliness of discrimination) was only happening in the South.

We will ask ourselves many questions as we close the book to "Soda Springs." One of our biggest questions might be: have times, attitudes, prejudices really changed much over the past half century?
MrRipper
Soda Springs invited me into a community where the people quickly came to life. The story was engaging and kept me guessing until the end, and past. This book is one to read and then pass on. Many an interesting conversation was started while I was reading it. I don't remember the sixties, but my parents began telling me stories they hadn't before. The 20 year olds had me reading more on the subject just so I could explain what was happening at the time. Read this book and start talking.
Tekasa
Have you ever watched and enjoyed the old TV show “90120”? This fiction book has a sticker on the front cover that bizarrely informs us that it has a book award, a veritable stamp of approval, from a book club in Beverley Hills (as well as a "global ebooks" award).. My first question is why should I care what Beverley Hills thinks about civil rights in the early 1960s. The second is to ask why they love this nearly 400-page, over-sized book. When I think of 1960s' struggle for civil rights, I don't think of rich, white, young adults whining about their torrid sex lives and what money can buy. If I'd known the sticker was gracing the front cover, I wouldn't have agreed to read and review it.

I started reading the big book without reading the back cover. I don't advise you do that. For half a dozen chapters I wondered who the main character was, if there was one or just lots of perspectives, if there a story holding it together, and what the year was. So read the back cover.

Soda Springs by Terry Marshall, cartoonishly-illustrated by Christopher Asay, is not exactly 90210. While a white college guy from a farm in Colorado is the main character, other characters are Chicano and black as well as white. Martin Luther King, Jr. makes a couple of brief appearances and his dream of freedom for blacks has been appropriated by our white hero Rick.

In the end Rick seems much more passionate about helping the Chicano struggle, convinced he's in love with one after breaking up a month or so before with a white girl he thought he loved, which is not a bad thing, of course.

I'm not saying it's a silly, coming-of-age novel overflowing with lust and mostly consensual sex between young adults (there's a vile rape scene and Rick lusts for his buddy's mother throughout), but more like I'm not the target audience. It seems to me that good-looking Mexican-American young adults would really enjoy it more. Religious, black women could relate to it. Women who love soap operas, too. Is that a contradiction? No more than the liberal author teamed up with a conservative artist!

Maybe it's like forbidden fruit. The more you dream of something or someone, the more you want it and yet fail to grasp it because of reality snubbing you, laughing at you, forcing you to switch gears. And maybe it's nostalgia for our youth. Or wishing we had gotten our hands, or faces, dirty with struggling for civil rights.

I became less interested in the book when Rick broke up with Ginny, the white girl with whom he tried to teach Colorado kids about “Negroes.” I pretty much skimmed it after that.

It's what Beverly Hills thinks we should read. Hmm!
Owomed
Colorado author Terry Marshall earned his PhD in Rural Sociology from Cornell University and has been a Head Start director, activist and protestor – winning a full-time organizing fellowship from the Robert F Kennedy Memorial and the title of ‘Rural Colorado’s hometown revolutionary’ by the Denver Post. In addition to publishing three books Terry has been a reporter, editor and freelance writer. Outside of Colorado he studied in Mexico, Spain, Peru leading to his text on how to learn unwritten foreign languages.

Originally published in 2010 SODA SPRINGS: LOVE, SEX, AND CIVIL RIGHTS is equally poignant in 2018 as it becomes available in the now au courante Kindle version. The history of the book is a fine description of life in the 60s – free love, poverty, racism, protest and all – but the significance of this award winning novel is even more worth of reading at this time when racism, dreamers, immigration, violence, gender freedom, fake news, and a government that feels far more disruptive than the little town of Soda Springs, Colorado.

Terry’s synopsis from the book is a better overview than a reader cold create: ‘Soda Springs is the forgotten story of America's turbulent civil rights years: the fictional world of a small farm town fragmented by the Mexican-American struggle to combat decades of racism. Soda Springs confronts those topics your mother told you to steer clear of in polite company: sex . . . religion . . . politics . . . racial conflict. April 1963. College senior Rick Sanders commits himself to Martin Luther King's civil rights campaign in Birmingham, Alabama. But when Rick's father rolls his tractor, Rick begrudgingly returns to Soda Springs, Colorado, to run the family farm. He vows to make the best of it: he will enlighten the hometown folks with Dr. King's message. Rick discovers a town in the throes of a failing economy, and himself in the cross hairs of warring factions embroiled in bare-knuckle politics. He finds a soul mate in his struggle to right a world of racism, discrimination, and violence. His reward: shattered dreams, sex, rejection, and finally, love.’

The novel sparkles with Terry’s inimitable style of recall and storytelling and the book is enhanced b drawings by Chuck Asay. It is simply a splendid novel – one with staying power and a book that should be read by everyone who care about the major issues we confront daily. Highly Recommended. Grady Harp, February 18
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.

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