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“The author is retired from a career of designing offices for large corporations. After the death of his first wife, he remarried.  He lives in a loft on the waterfront in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge. He and his wife share a New England heritage as well as a commitment to domestic diversity. Their extended family includes children, in-laws and grandchildren with ancestors from five different continents.”

 

About "Domestic Diversity"

Young Lowell Beveridge comes from an extended family of politically conservative, Ivy League educated teachers who summer altogether on the coast of Maine.  In 1954, fresh out of Harvard, an athlete and a historian, and now a conscripted private in the US Army, Beveridge takes a bold step: he marries an African American woman from Harlem.  It is the height of McCarthyism and he is already on the government's radar as a suspected Communist.

This book is a revelation, a personal and family saga at the very center of what became a crucial and convulsive stage in the political and cultural development of the United States.  Told simply, with clarity and grace, it's a moving story of a search for love and peace, of a family torn apart, and a country in the throes of change.

 

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Lowell P. Beveridge Jr.