Author Hoyland Kersh’s New Book “Suitcase Full of Dreams” is a Poignant Memoir that Begins with her Family Fleeing Mississippi Klan Members who have Sworn to Kill Them

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Recent release “Suitcase Full of Dreams” from Page Publishing author Hoyland Kersh is a must-read for anyone wondering about the lives of poor blacks in the South prior to the civil rights movement. Kersh’s evocative prose, anecdotes about her early life and the prejudices she faced, and the events that shaped her beliefs add dimension and raw truth to the enduring issues of poverty, oppression, racism and the indomitable power of love.

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Hoyland Kersh, a songwriter, author, and music producer from northern California, has completed her new book “Suitcase Full of Dreams”: an entertaining and powerful memoir of poverty, racism, and perseverance.

“This well-written book starts with Hoyland Kersh sharing her first memory of fear as her family whisks her off to another state, running for their lives from Klan members who have sworn to kill them. Ms. Kersh then tells the story of her early life: anecdotes about friends and family, the prejudices she faced, and the events that shaped her beliefs. This is a woman who lived through a tumultuous period in our nation’s history and put her painful childhood memories on paper for the world. Her book should be required reading for high school and college students.”
—Luann Morgan, Reading Frenzy

“I would have loved to have had a copy of Suitcase Full of Dreams to use as a teaching resource. While we studied Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Maya Angelou, John Steinbeck, Anne Frank’s diary, and various contemporary and classic women writers, Hoy’s story would have added dimension and raw truth to the enduring issues and themes these other great writers explored. I was moved to tears and to laughter by this book. Hoy’s clear voice and conversational style speaks to me of poverty, oppression, racism, religion, the transformative powers of education, and most of all, love. Her language is poetic; she paints beautiful, detailed pictures with her words and brings to life engaging characters and experiences that haunt me even now.”
—Denise Lowe Thorngate, teacher of English and drama

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Hoyland Kersh’s moving tale is essential reading for anyone interested in the lives of poor blacks in the South before the civil rights movement.

Readers who wish to experience this inspiring work can purchase “Suitcase Full of Dreams” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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