Book Review | The Color of Water

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A couple of weeks ago I read The Color of Water, a really excellent book. I don’t write about every book I read, but this one was worth sharing with you.

The book tells the story a white-Jewish woman Rachel Shilsky / Ruth McBride Jordan, who married two black men and raised a very successful family in the inner city. Alternating chapters, the book tells the story of her childhood from her perspective and the story of her adult life from her son, the author, James McBride’s perspective. The Color of Water reads like a novel but is biographical. Read…