Her chance to perform…
and get out of town for good.
Easy doesn’t fit in – a half-Black girl in this Canadian prairie city, raised on zydeco music and working in her dad’s garage.
Then Janis Joplin‘s tour train stops nearby, and Easy’s future path becomes clear… to a certain extent of uncertainty.
Questions, secrets, and such a 1970 roadtrip!
How far have you gone to see someone perform?
Book info: Freedom’s Just Another Word / Caroline Stellings. Second Story Press, 2016. [author interview] [publisher site] Review copy and cover image courtesy of the publisher.
My Book Talk: Easy absolutely must find a way to get from Saskatoon to Texas so she can sing with Janis Joplin!
The Canadian prairie is as far from the segregated South as her black parents could get after the war, then a scandalous affair produced biracial Louisiana who’s done with high school and past ready to get out of town.
Between 1970 concerts, Janis Joplin’s train will stop here, and Easy is determined to sing the blues for her idol.
Through her drunken haze, Joplin recognizes Easy’s talent and invites her to Texas so they can sing together!
Hmmm…on the way to Austin, Easy can return some WWII medals to the mother of the man who was injured saving her father’s life at Pearl Harbor…
A road trip with two nuns, a stopover on Route 66, secrets whispered, secrets unleashed.