Tuesday, November 23, 2010

2010 book 272

Mary Glickman's Home in the Morning
Glickman's novel focuses on a young Jewish boy growing up in Mississippi in the 60s, and his friendships with a young African-American boy and girl, and later his relationship with his wife and her relationships with his childhood friends. Things go back and forth in time to try to add a little tension, but the dramatic events aren't that dramatic really. But the focus here is really sort of on the Southern Jewish experience during civil rights and a little bit about the black experience. The characters are all interesting but the ending was a little flat (or maybe I was just hoping for some justice, dangit). B+.

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