The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother The Color of Water discussion

Philadelphia's book of the year 2004

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Ange This was a wonderful memoir. I admire the mother - she had such strength to endure all that she did during that time period and in the area she lived in.

Janni R I too loved this book, 5 stars for me as well. It is one of my all time favorites. The author recently appeared on PBS's show on To Kill a Mockingbird. He is thoughtful and soft spoken.

Ange Really? I will have to check it out. How awesome of him to write this for his mother! He already has a my vote ;)

Ruby Hollyberry Love this! I like to reread it. Another really good memoir of a big family, similar in some ways, is Turbulent Souls: A Catholic Son's Return To His Jewish Family

Heather-Lea I really enjoyed this book as well. I found the similarity of the things to overcome in the author's and his mother's life very interesting. I'll have to check out your suggestion Ruby- it seems to be a reversal religion-wise. :) The mother's struggle with keeping food on the table with so many children reminds me of The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio. Great book as well.

Larry Beautiful story....really enjoyed it

Barbara Wade I loved this book, like so many others have. It is truly a heart-felt memoir.
I also loved the title of the book and the source of that title. To me it shows the universality of love and that skin color has NOTHING to do with it!

Letitia I love this story! I met James Sister a while back in Atlanta. What a woman Dottie is!

Papaphilly Excellent read. I love how his life is paralleled to his mother life. I also loved the criticism leveled at the church his father built at the way they shabbily treated his mother. It is obvious he loves his mother and family even though they grew up poor.

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