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Mother of Pearl by Melinda Haynes
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May 14, 12

Read from May 11 to 14, 2012

I bought this book used so I didn't know it was an Oprah selection until I read some of the reviews on Amazon. I was a little confused by some of the bad reviews here until I read a few of them. I have to say that I was on the fence with this one for the first 100 pages (seems to be a common complaint) but after that I was hooked. Give this one a good try if you have trouble with it because it WILL come together.

I've lived in the South all of my life and I thought many of the characters reminded me of people I've know over the years. Racism was not (and will not) be gone overnight, but people like the characters in this book make that happen. Sometimes it takes tragedy to force you to be around other races, but if this is what it takes to make you realize that they are not really that much different, then the sorrow might just be worth it. The south has always gotten a bad rap for being racist, and while I'm not saying horrible things haven't happened here, I just don't think we had more than everyone else.

Great book! I want to find other works written by Melinda Haynes.
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