A soul divided! A black woman in white body...... this story is mesmerized and awakening. Being mixed, not knowing what side to fling too. Living in a world that considers the color of your skin, a political statement. Class, luck, religion, all factors in as well. Racism is taught, but once you know it's wrong it's up to you to act on it, unlearn it. Ruth did just that, growing up in a Jewish household, with a racist father and a handicapped mother. She left home and never returned, married a black man, well 2 black men, had 12 kids, converted to Christianity. Recently losing my grandmother, this story made me have all the feels. Ruth reminded me of my granny and included all of her feisty-ness, no nonsense and gumption. Thanks for sharing your mother and love.
This book was very interesting and well written. I enjoyed the narration changes between mother and son.
Absolutely loved this book.
Outstanding. Worth another reading later on. Well done!!
Strength of mothers love. Her love for self and family was the soul of the story. Love is the power of life. Great book and narrator. I thank my Mother and all Mothers !!!
A story of love and survival cutting through religious and racial divides and the triumph of family values despite abject poverty this memoir by James McBride is a stunning tribute to his mother.
One of the best of my reads.
Fascinating and inspiring story of Ruth McVrude Jordan, her heartbreaking upbringing as an Orthodox Jew with a hateful father, and her adult life as the wife of two extraordinary black men, converting to Christianity and raising 12 mixed race children who became accomplished adults. The narrators were great. A feel good story of bravery and fortitude.
Great narrating but the book isn't very Interesting!