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Fire in Beulah

by Rilla Askew

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Published by Viking in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementRilla Askew.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3551.S545 F57 2001
The Physical Object
Pagination376 p. ;
Number of Pages376
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6787117M
ISBN 100670888435
LC Control Number00043366
OCLC/WorldCa44550506

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Set during the tense days of the Oklahoma oil rush, Rilla Askew's Fire in Beulah is a mesmerizing story that centers on the complex relationship between Althea Whiteside, an oil wildcatter's high-strung wife, and Graceful, her enigmatic black maid.

Their juxtaposing stories—and those of others close to them—unfold against a volatile backdrop of oil-boom opulence, fear, hatred, Cited by: 2. Fire in Beulah is maybe not the book to read if you're looking for a minute account of the Tulsa Race Riot.

Its I haven't read that many books about Oklahoma, and the part of the state where I live is probably pretty different from the places around Tulsa where this one's set, so take this with a grain of salt, but: man, this is a really good /5.

Fire in Beulah received the American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation and the Myers Book Award from the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights in and has been selected as the centennial book for Oklahoma’s One Book One State program for She is married to actor Paul Austin and they divide their /5(3).

Set during the tense days of the Oklahoma oil rush, Rilla Askew's Fire in Beulah is a mesmerizing story that centers on the complex relationship between Althea Whiteside, an oil wildcatter's high-strung wife, and Graceful, her enigmatic black maid.

Their juxtaposing stories—and those of others close to them—unfold against a volatile backdrop of oil-boom /5(21). for the Oklahoma Reads Oklahoma Book for Fire in Beulah by Rilla Askew Two Families Fire in Beulah tells the story of two families, one black, one white, whose lives intersect in the tense days of the Oklahoma oil rush.

Author Rilla Askew blends historical fact with imagined characters in a vivid examination of heritage and race. "Fire in Beulah" is the study of two women,one white and one black, living with social outrages of Jim Crow. Althea and Graceful are memorable characters that could carry a book by themselves.

But Askew clearly defines the supporting cast, including rich oil men, a half black-half Indian mid wife, and criminals both black and is /5(5). Fire in Beulah User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. Beginning with a horrifying birth scene of fictional year-old Althea Whiteside's brother and ending with the aftermath of the explosive, factual Tulsa, OK, race riots, Askew (Mercy Seat) has 5/5(1).

About Fire in Beulah. Set during the tense days of the Oklahoma oil rush, Rilla Askew‘s Fire in Beulah is a mesmerizing story that centers on the complex relationship between Althea Whiteside, an oil wildcatter’s high-strung wife, and Graceful, her enigmatic black maid.

Their juxtaposing stories—and those of others close to them—unfold against a volatile backdrop of oil-boom. Get this from a library. Fire in Beulah. [Rilla Askew] -- A white Oklahoma woman and her African-American maid get caught up in the forces of greed and hate that climax in.

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Both are caught in the relentless currents of family and violence. Their. Fire in Beulah Rilla Askew, Author intrusion into Althea's life set in motion events that draw these characters closer to one another and to the great fire and race riot of Tulsa ina.

Fire in Beulah examines events, including lynching, racial warfare and land grabbing, that occurred during Oklahoma’s oil boom of the s. It opens with one of the most brutal and disturbing birth scenes imaginable, a scene which introduces three of the novel’s principal characters and provides the background needed to understand their motivations and Author: Rilla Askew.

Askew is a two-time Oklahoma Book Award winner. Fire in Beulah received the American Book Award. Read an Excerpt courtesy of Penguin Books.

Read Reviews. About the Author. Purchase a Six-Pack Title. Reviews "Askew's tinderbox of a novel is suffused with an almost unbearable tension a moving, troubling story.". From the talented and ambitious Askew (The Mercy Seat, ), a second novel set in her native state of Oklahoma, this time a tale of primal guilt and racial intolerance during the oil Tulsa, Althea Dedham is known as the spoiled wife of Franklin, an oil speculator who may finally have found his big strike down by the Deep Fork : Rilla Askew.

"Fire in Beulah" is the study of two women,one white and one black, living with social outrages of Jim Crow. Althea and Graceful are memorable characters that could carry a book by themselves. But Askew clearly defines the supporting cast, including rich oil men, a half black-half Indian mid wife, and criminals both black and white/5(26).

Set during the tense days of the Oklahoma oil rush, Rilla Askew's Fire in Beulah is a mesmerizing story that centers on the complex relationship between Althea Whiteside, an oil wildcatter's high-strung wife, and Graceful, her enigmatic black maid.

Their juxtaposing stories—and those of others close to them—unfold against a volatile backdrop of oil-boom opulence, fear, hatred, /5(25). Beulah Fire - Rescue, Valley, Alabama. 2K likes. Our Department can be creditied to the hard work, dedication, and selfless giving of its members/5(30).

Set during the tense days of the Oklahoma oil rush, Rilla Askew's Fire in Beulah is a mesmerizing story that centers on the complex relationship between Althea Whiteside, an oil wildcatter's high-strung wife, and Graceful, her enigmatic black maid.

Their juxtaposing stories-and those of others close to them-unfold against a volatile backdrop of oil-boom opulence, fear, hatred, lynchings Brand: Penguin Publishing Group. Fire in Beulah (Book): Askew, Rilla: Rilla Askew's first novel, The Mercy Seat, which was lauded as powerful and arresting by The New York Times Book Review and an extraordinary story by the Boston Globe proved that she was not afraid to tackle big, primal American themes.

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By Rilla Askew. pp. New York: Viking. $ YOU won't find any mention of what has come to be called, erroneously, the Tulsa Race Riot of in a number of standard.Askew's acclaimed novel about the Tulsa Race Massacre, FIRE IN BEULAH, received the American Book Award and the Myers Book Award from the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights in She was a fellow at Civiella Ranieri in Umbertide, Italy, and in her novel HARPSONG received the Oklahoma Book Award, the.