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The Color of Water by James McBride
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Aug 10, 07

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Recommended for: people who want to love thier martyrized mothers
Read in January, 2004

This was recommended to me by a very good friend who's mother was in the last years of her life. It is my friends favorite book which makes me sad because my puppies (schnoodles, very young at the time, I'll go into that later, maybe) chewed it up. Anyway, I liked it in the beginning but then it turned into drudgery. So your a Jew, fall in love with a black man, suffer all that was to suffer for that in the 1960's, and have a whole slew of kids. Not that I don't have respect for her and all of the children who turned out well with degrees and such (since that is what we base success on) but I found quite a bit of fault with mom. She was not perfect, but did a great job with her children. So what. It's a loving tribute.
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