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Until That Good Day: A Novel

3.69 of 5 stars 3.69  ·  rating details  ·  13 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Until That Good Day is a stunning debut novel loosely based on the Marjorie Kemper's family history. Set in Louisiana in the 1930's, the story revolves around John Washington, a successful traveling salesman who "passes" in the white community. John's young daughter Vivien is a lulu of an unreliable narrator with charm to spare. Profoundly moving as well as comical and swe ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published July 17th 2003 by Thomas Dunne Books (first published 2003)
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8/14/2003: This book is written by Dearie's friend from Sewanee. It's a good story, well-written, if a bit uneven. It's the story of Vivian, the daughter of John Washington, a black man passing for white in the Deep South. He marries Antoinette, a good Irish girl, who is flighty and hilarious. There is also a parallel story of John's black girlfriend Odessa, and Billy, the little boy they love.
Terri Tinkel
I finished this book yesterday. It was as interesting on the last page as it was on the first page. I enjoyed learning the "secrets" as they were revealed. I could picture the characters as they were described. There were some twists in the plot that were unexpected too.
Liked it, didn't love it. Some interesting characters, but not really anything I haven't seen/read before in terms of literature about the South.
A.Jay Wagner
Until That Good Day: A Novel by Marjorie Kemper (2003)
Linda Monroe
This book was excellent!
Top-rate literary fiction.
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