From the Reading Oklahoma blog:
Readers Select Fire in Beulah as the 2007 Oklahoma Reads Oklahoma Book
Find out more about the 2007 title. Visit author Rilla Askew's website.
As modern day Oklahoma confronts the tragedy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot, a native daughter lends her voice. Rilla Askew’s novel is the story of Althea Whiteside, an oil wildcatter’s high-strung white wife, and her enigmatic black maid, Graceful. They share a complex connection during the tense days of the Oklahoma oil rush. Their juxtaposing stories unfold as tensions mount to a violent climax...