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One More River

3.57  ·  Rating Details ·  565 Ratings  ·  69 Reviews
From the author of Home in the Morning comes the sweeping story of a father and son, and of the loves that transform them amid the turbulence of the American South

Bernard Levy was always a mystery to the community of Guilford, Mississippi. He was even more of a mystery to his son, Mickey Moe, who was just four years old when his father died in World War II. Now it’s 1962 a
Kindle Edition, 262 pages
Published November 1st 2011 by Open Road Media (first published 2011)
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Angela M
Jan 17, 2015 Angela M rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's 1965 in Vietnam and Mickey Moe Levy is trying to cope with the heat , with the death he sees , with the pain by thinking of his wife Laura Anne . The story goes back in time when they met and tells us how they work to discover his father's roots to satisfy Laura Anne's father that Bernard Levy , Mickey Moe's father , was an honorable Jewish man . The story moves around in time to his father's childhood, to the courtship of his mother and father and then forward again to when Mickey Moe and ...more
Lakis Fourouklas
This is one of those special novels that one should read slowly, little by little, in order to enjoy it. Its prose is so rich, so beautiful that it flows like a peaceful stream and not like the wild waters of the Mississippi on whose shores a big part of the action takes place. The author through her story travels the reader back to the past of the American South; a past that smells of death and of change; a past full of conflict and love; a past where racial discriminations were the canon and w ...more
Jan 15, 2014 Mindy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. The story touched on so many things: Jews in the south, race relations, Vietnam and effects of war, family values. All of that and characters who you were rooting for. The most interesting part was the lengths at which the characters went to honor their families and ancestors while at the same time balancing personal and modern cultural desires. Conflict and love in the same moment really. Loved this book.
Feb 07, 2012 Denise rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book follows two stories; one takes place during the early half of the 20th century about a father and the second is the story of the son he leaves behind when he is killed in the Battle of the Bulge. The book details the mis-adventures of both men as they navigate the Deep South as Jews. This story tracks both Bernard and Mickey Moe Levy as they live life on the shores of the Mississippi River. Bernard Levy has a ‘name twin’ who is nothing like him and the two cross paths leading up to the ...more
Phillip Cushman
Mar 11, 2012 Phillip Cushman rated it really liked it
A wonderful read. I simultaneously wanted to finish it to see how it would end and wanted it to go on forever to continue enjoying it.
Jade Eby
Jan 16, 2012 Jade Eby rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Posted at my blog Chasing Empty Pavements

The blurb had me interested the moment I saw that the setting was Mississippi and the time period was the 1960's. I love the south and I love reading about that time period.

The Good: Where do I start? The beautiful descriptions of the south immediately caught my attention and drew me into the novel. But more then the setting, the characters of Mickey Moe Levy and Laura Anne made me fall in love with this novel. Actually the thing I really enjoyed about th
Amber Polo
Nov 26, 2011 Amber Polo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An elegant story that brings to life a beautiful Southern story whose characters step from the page into your heart. Alternating between two turbulent periods in a South trying to break out of history while holding on to traditional values, Mary Glickman presents her readers with a gift of insight into lives not willing to be ordinary.
But what about the lack of quotation marks? This writing does need to resort to gimmicks to slow the pace. Readers with a proofreaders sensibilities will want to i
Mike  Davis
Nov 09, 2011 Mike Davis rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
Glickman has written this semi-historical, fictional novel incorporating elements of class, racial and ethnic bias and the resultant struggles and inevitable ostracism. The written style is chronological ping-pong in which the protagonist sets out to discover and document his ancestral credentials to win over the family of his fiancée and establish his suitability for her hand. Gradually developing the historical background against the ongoing story in real time, the book is well crafted and hol ...more
Sep 22, 2014 LindaW rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars. A very good story of a son's need to learn about his father who was killed in the war. Set in the south, the stories of both father and son flow like two rivers, one in the past and one in the present. Many adventures are had in both story lines and even though it feels slow moving, there is lots of action and drama. I really enjoyed this book.
Feb 06, 2012 Pmcdnld2 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good story. Southern Jews in Mississippi both in the 20's and the 60's. A young man searches for the truth about his father who disaapeared many years ago. Deals with both religious issues and race relations. I really liked this one.
Feb 16, 2012 Kristie rated it really liked it
I probably would not have normally bought this book, but it was an Amazon "Daily Deal" for the Kindle, so I gave it a try- I'm happy I did. It was a really good story that kept me entertained throughout.
Nov 11, 2011 Kfcweeks rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved the glimpse into the deep South of the 1960s and earlier. I have read Mary Glickman's earlier book and getting more information on the Sassaport and Levy families was enlightening.
Feb 17, 2012 Stacie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved every page of this book. Highly recommend to all. Would be great for book groups as there are so many good discussion points.
Feb 27, 2012 Linda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very interesting and unusual story set in the South during days of segregation and beginning of civil rights movement. Story told from point of view of young Jewish man searching for his past.
Dec 27, 2013 Maria rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am so angry at myself for not picking up this book sooner! Quite honestly, the title and cover never really appealled to me; so as more exciting books came onto my shelf, I kept moving One More River to the side....ugh, don't you just hate having to admit how wrong you were!?

This book was A-MAZ-ING!! It grabs your attention, it's intriguing from the first page to the last, and I am not joking when I say that you literally fall in love with these characters.

To put it simply, the story is about
Oct 19, 2015 Mandy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is such a charming and heart-warming book that its few faults can be easily overlooked. Sometimes the writing is a bit overblown, sometimes the plot gets a little too convoluted, and the time shifts are occasionally confusing. But overall I loved this story of a son’s search for his father. Mickey Moe loses his father when he is just four and knows little about him. When he falls in love with Laura he needs to prove to Laura’s disapproving parents that he’s a worthy suitor. To do so he has ...more
Sharon Tzur
Feb 23, 2016 Sharon Tzur rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A very well told story. Beautifully written prose. Engaging characters that you come to really care about. There are definitely characters there that I will never forget.

The book is very well constructed with it's two parallel narratives. Although the transition between the two story lines act a bit as a teaser; each story was so engaging that each time the narrator swapped to the other, I felt a tinge of disappointment because I wanted to know what would happen next in the current story line. H
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When I reviewed Mary Glickman’s Home in the Morning earlier this year, I knew I had found a true gem. If you haven’t read that novel, here’s the link to that review. The publisher let me know then that she would be releasing another novel later in 2011 with ties to the same town and families, One More River, and asked if I’d be interested in reviewing it. I jumped at the chance and I’m very glad I did. One More River can definitely be read as a stand-alone novel, and y
Nov 14, 2011 Don rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One More River is a must read. The author skillfully moves use back and forth through the decades of the early 1900's through the 1960's without losing continuity of the story. The written dialect is as engrossing as the story.
Sep 15, 2014 Beth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This story is so filled with historical references and character conflicts that it reads quickly and is difficult to put down. I loved the "cross plots" that met at the end in a satisfying finish for the characters as well as for me!
Jamie Blackburn
Feb 02, 2012 Jamie Blackburn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting to read about people of the Jewish faith in the South.
Nov 26, 2012 Pete rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Read book since it was chosen as a community read about Jews in the deep south. Seemed over-rated with not much substance relative to what I had expected relative to the Jewish experience.
Marilyn Chilcote
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Sep 27, 2016 Kay rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Better than expected!
Dec 16, 2011 Beth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Beth by:
I cannot recommend highly enough ONE MORE RIVER by Mary Glickman. I’ve been calling people to tell them to read it. I even convinced someone’s book club. Plus, ONE MORE RIVER is a 2011 National Jewish Book Award finalist in fiction, first runner up to Aharon Appelfeld's UNTIL THE DAWN'S LIGHT.

ONE MORE RIVER begins in the 1960s in Vietnam. That’s where Mickey Moe Levy is, associating what is around him with what he knows from home in order to live through his time there. In so doing, he recalls h
Allizabeth Collins

Mary Glickman's newest novel One More River tackled a story-line that I had not heard before – Jewish men trying to make their own way in the deep south of Mississippi. The story jumped back and forth between the life of Mickey Moe in the1960's to that of Bernard – his father around the 1920's/1930's. Both men embarked on journeys of discovery that affected them, and their children, for the rest of their lives; each story brimming with beautiful dialect and descriptions. I really enjoye
Alexie Milton
Nov 13, 2011 Alexie Milton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mickey Moe wants to marry Laura Ann, but before he can do that, he has to clear up his past. The couple are Southerners, which means they live in a world where your origins are all important, and Mickey Moe has a mysterious past. His apparently wealthy father turned out to be not what he seemed, and nobody really knows who he was or where he came from. Before Laura Ann's parents will allow her to marry Micky Moe, he needs to find out exactly who his father was. This is a cracker of an idea, that ...more
Jaka Kun
Todo en este libro está bien. Una narrativa sencilla aunque muy peculiar en el sentido en que uno lee y escucha el acento inconfundible de los sureños; un inicio que se sitúa en el final de la historia, el final un capítulo antes del último, dos historias en tiempos diferentes que se cuentan perfectamente ensambladas y unos personajes que uno llega a estimar y a despreciar de una manera tan natural que es como si los conociera desde hace años.

Esperaba una historia de amor y si bien se habla muc
Dec 31, 2011 Susan rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second novel that I read by this author. Unfortunately, I just could not connect with the characters. The writing style was just not my taste. But, I have seen other readers did enjoy this book.

One More River opens in Vietnam. Little Mo, father, Bernard has died years ago. He is engaged to a prominent Jewish girl. The family, doesn't like his familial background. So, he decides he is going to track down and investigate who he's father is. It is a journey that he makes back in histor
Carl Kowalski
Feb 10, 2012 Carl Kowalski rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just finished One More River and absolutely loved it! Characters and setting are fully drawn and graphically described, and the Levy saga, stretching as it does from the 1920's to the 1960's, is richly portrayed and totally compelling. If love does not always conquer all, both Bernard and Mickey Moe Levy demonstrate to even the hardest of hearts that it can make a difference. I look forward to Mary Glickman's next novel and hope she continues, in her own Faulkneresque way, to create a fictional ...more
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Born Mary Kowalski on the south shore of Boston, Massachusetts, Mary Glickman grew up the fourth of seven children in a traditional Irish-Polish Catholic family. Her father had been a pilot in the Army Air Force and later flew for Delta Air Lines. From an early age, Mary was fascinated by faith. Though she attended Catholic school and as a child wanted to become a nun, her attention eventually tur ...more
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