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Jackson Sassaport: a white Jewish lawyer born and raised in Mississippi. Stella Godwin: his wife, also Jewish, from Boston. Katherine Marie: his black boyhood sweetheart. Li'l Bokay: his first friend, and later Katherine's husband. To say more about how these four central characters relate would be to spoil the experience of reading Mary Glickman's Home in the Morning. For its very structure—the intimate interweaving of character and story, the accomplished non-linear unraveling of the plot—provides the book's distinct charisma. Spanning the Civil Rights-era through the late 1990s, Home in the Morning deals in the personal politics of its time, of its place, and of love itself in generous detail that culminates in a memorable debut.
“It's not often that a first-time novelist introduces a world unknown. Home in the Morning sits at the nexus of southern Jews and shantytown Afro-Americans on the eve of desegregation. In the heat of that historic night, Mary Glickman traces one man's struggle with three women and a conscience—a treasury of tension and compassion.”
—Norman Lebrecht, author of Song of Names, Winner of the 2002 Whitbread Prize
Very interesting story set in the south intertwining race, religion, family and love. It would have gotten 5 stars but the end was a bit flat,Published 1 month ago by ConBat
Totally disappointing. Story ended in the middle......couldn't believe it...kept looking for the conclusion........wonder if I need to buy another book! Read morePublished 7 months ago by BonnieBrown
I never felt like I was part of the story. It sounded too contrived with cliche'd characters.Published 10 months ago by L. Biringer
I discovered Mary Glickman's books last year. I have now read all of them and anxiously awaiting her next! She is quite adept at tackling social issues with grace and passion. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Lynn A. Wagner
I have read three of Mary Glickman's books. I hope she writes more. She is an excellent story-teller and writer.Published 11 months ago by JR
Didn't it bother anyone else that there were NO QUOTATION MARKS in the whole book?! I assume that was the author, not the Kindle formatting. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Dulce
A complex premise, promising, but never truly developed. The author seems not to know which character's perspective to take. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Jill Bressler
good book but the ending fell off to nothingness otherwise i would have given it a five starPublished 13 months ago by jill nell