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The Color of Water by James McBride
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Feb 25, 09

Read in February, 2009

When I first started reading this book, I wondered why my friend had recommended it to me. This true story relates the life experiences of a young Jewish woman who eventually determines to choose a different and unconvential path for her life and is completely disowned by her Jewish family. Some of the events in her youth were difficult to read about, but in the end I came to admire her resiliency and strength. Despite her hardships, her sacrifices and determination on behalf of her 12 children were commendable . . . all of her children graduated from college, many with advanced degrees. This book also gives a realistic look into the lives of poor minorities living in Harlem.
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