The Color of Water

by James McBride | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 0733605753 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingmarmee463wing of Templestowe, Victoria Australia on 7/11/2010
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Journal Entry 1 by wingmarmee463wing from Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Sunday, July 11, 2010
The question "Why have so many children?" kept popping into my head while reading this fascinating memoir. James answers the question towards the end 'Mommy has created her own nation, a rainbow coalition ...' p.227, makes sense when ou take into account her lonely, traumatic young life and the reality of not belonging. Worth reading.

Journal Entry 2 by wingmarmee463wing at Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Sunday, November 28, 2010

Released 8 yrs ago (11/29/2010 UTC) at Templestowe, Victoria Australia


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Journal Entry 3 by wingamberCwing at Darwin, Northern Territory Australia on Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Sounds good. Adding to Mt TBR.

Journal Entry 4 by wingamberCwing at Darwin, Northern Territory Australia on Thursday, April 11, 2013
The son of a black minister and a woman who would not admit she was white, James McBride grew up in "orchestrated chaos" with his eleven siblings in the poor, all-black projects of Red Hook, Brooklyn. "Mommy," a fiercely protective woman with "dark eyes full of pep and fire," herded her brood to Manhattan's free cultural events, sent them off on buses to the best (and mainly Jewish) schools, demanded good grades, and commanded respect. As a young man, McBride saw his mother as a source of embarrassment, worry, and confusion—and reached thirty before he began to discover the truth about her early life and long-buried pain.

Journal Entry 5 by wingamberCwing at Darwin, Northern Territory Australia on Sunday, September 22, 2013

Released 6 yrs ago (9/22/2013 UTC) at Darwin, Northern Territory Australia


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Journal Entry 6 by GateGypsy at Chemainus, British Columbia Canada on Monday, February 03, 2014
This has arrived safely in BC with me. I'm looking forward to reading this. Thank you for sharing it in the VBB :-)

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