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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Family Secrets, Oh My

I found the book to be a fascinating read. I adored each of the characters and enjoyed the variety from the New Englanders who vacationed on the Vineyard to the elderly women in the kniting store. Although we supposedly live in a "post-racial" America, race is an extr...
I found the book to be a fascinating read. I adored each of the characters and enjoyed the variety from the New Englanders who vacationed on the Vineyard to the elderly women in the kniting store. Although we supposedly live in a "post-racial" America, race is an extremely touchy subject these days; this book explores race in an enlightening perspective. I really liked how Dana was a strong, protective mother who handled birthing a baby that obviosuly had black genes with grace and care while the world around her crumbled. I highly recommend the book and think it would be an awesome selection for a book club. I would have NEVER guessed the outcome.

posted by Bozzie on September 4, 2010

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1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Interesting topic, but droned on and on...

While I have read other books by this author, and enjoyed them, this book was almost painful to get through. The subject matter was interesting, an African American child born to two Caucasian parents and a question of heritage. There are many deep issues here: trust...
While I have read other books by this author, and enjoyed them, this book was almost painful to get through. The subject matter was interesting, an African American child born to two Caucasian parents and a question of heritage. There are many deep issues here: trust, racism, pride.

posted by 1403756 on May 28, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2012

    Really enjoyed this book

    It is easy to profess what your beliefs are about various controversial topics, but it is very different when you are personally challenged with the controversial situation. This book was intriguing because it challenged what the characters thought they believed in, and helped them grow through their challenges. It was somewhat predictable in some instances, but kept me interested throughout the story. It was thought provoking.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2007

    POOR

    This was my first time reading a piece by B. Delinsky and I didn¿t finish it. I am a person of mixed race and I was curious to see what the outcome of this book was. I live in NYC, which is a melting pot and not a small town where I would be exposed to racial slurs. I was highly disappointed with the prose. B. Delinsky jumped from subject to subject without any explanation or depth. A book regarding a subject of this importance should have been more thorough. The white characters were ignorant racist but yet typical of white people in 2007 not exposed to any other culture except theirs. This upset me because in this book and in the real world of today, some white people treat other races as if they are aliens and not people. I only hope that before B. Delinsky attempts to write another racially charged novel, she will research all sides of the fence and not just genealogy.

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