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A Patch of Blue by Elizabeth Kata
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Mar 06, 2008

it was amazing
Recommended for: Anyone.
Read in January, 1985

"Sleena, you blind tomato!" Who could ever forget Selena's evil mother and feckless grandfather drunk and berating her? Though now I can't remember if she was actually the mother or aunt. This is a remarkable story of a young blind woman (blinded in a horrible accident) kept sheltered by her ignorant, and yes, evil, guardians. Selena, finally allowed by her keepers to be escorted to a park to do bead work (her occupation)meets a young black doctor. When he figures out the reality of Selena's situation, he becomes determined to save her. This takes place in the early 1960's, and all that that implies regarding racism and perception. An excruciating but wonderful book, and an even better movie.
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message 1: by Mary (last edited Mar 07, 2008 04:26PM) (new)

Mary Hi, Lee! Rose-Ann was Selena's mother; Ole Pa was Rose-Ann's father. In some strange way, they somehow remind me of a couple of our own relatives, although I can't imagine why...


Lisa I had a copy of this in the last few years but don't have it now.


message 3: by Bob (new)

Bob you spelled selena wrong it should be "Selina"


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