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During the Summer of 1964, young newspaper reporter Samuel Jennings travels from Atlanta down to the small southern town of Manford, Florida to complete a series of features on the oldest living person in the U.S., a 116 year-old former slave named Salena Taswell. Before he is able to step off the Greyhound bus in Manford, he comes face to face with the growing unrest in town as they prepare for integration.


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Chapter 1: June 1964 

“The Season of Summer is a tour de force... A scorching hot exposé of racial unrest and disturbing silence!” — Writer’s Digest 21st Annual Book Awards 

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