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The Letting Go Trilogies: Stories of a Mixed-Race Family Paperback – May 25, 2016
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I was captivated by this book and plowed through it in a few days. Dmae's writing is engaging and pulls the reader in to her world. Her portrayal of her family, particularly her mother, is raw and real. As a mother of 2 mixed-race children, it left me wondering if my children felt alienated and alone at times. However, this is not so much an analysis of the mixed-race culture, but more of a memoir detailing Dmae's cathartic jouney, as she lets us into her world to share in her search for her identity and acceptance of her family, imperfections and all.
identity, which presents its own complexity, is Roberts' narrative of living in a small rural town with zero diversity. Roberts'
writing is filled with emotion and heart as she sifts through her experiences to gain an understanding of her family -- particularly
her mother whom she had distanced then cared for at the end of her life. A book that takes the reader inside a mixed-race family but also
gives everyone something to connect to through Roberts' stirring prose.