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Meeting Of The Waters
     

Meeting Of The Waters

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by Kim Mclarin
 

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During the Rodney King riots in L.A., reporter Porter Stockman is nearly beaten to death by rioters. His savior: Lee Page, also a reporter, who soon lands a job at the same Philadelphia newspaper where Porter works. Thus begins a tumultuous interracial relationship, with both parties struggling to decide what race means and why.

"Biracial marriage and radical

Overview

During the Rodney King riots in L.A., reporter Porter Stockman is nearly beaten to death by rioters. His savior: Lee Page, also a reporter, who soon lands a job at the same Philadelphia newspaper where Porter works. Thus begins a tumultuous interracial relationship, with both parties struggling to decide what race means and why.

"Biracial marriage and radical bigotry are explored with potent insight and literary skill.... McLarin pulls no punches." - Publishers Weekly

"A surprisingly complex love story laced with the kind of breezy humor we expect from writers like Bebe Moore Campbell and Terry McMillan." - Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780595531691
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/26/2008
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
992,904
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.79(d)

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Meeting of the Waters 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book in a day. I could not put it down. Read it. You wont be disappointed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this to be a great book. The story line kept building and the characters were interesting. Definitely would recommend.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this was just another interracial love story, but it was much more. Bigotry is immediately thrown into our face in the first few pages with the beating of Rodney King. Than we see the anger turned to hate, when the mob turns against a Man who is targeted because of the color of his skin. It being white. Turnabout huh? But once we get pass all of this and go into the heart of this story, we get to relax and begin to enjoy the relationship of Peter and Lee. How they must deal with each others doubts and fears about race. And how they deal with the feelings of their friends, family, and society in general. And if there is a chance that a meeting of their hearts will occur. I found this a good read. I think you will too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this story of interracial love quite good. The author takes us into the lives of Porter, a white hotshot journalist who finds himself caught up in the race riots with the beating of Rodney King; and Lee, a smart sassy black journalist who risks her life to save this man. The way the author chooses to bring them together I thought was original. And she gave them thought provoking questions and doubts to consider if they were going to choose to get involved in a difficult relationship due to the times we live in. I was annoyed with her racist sister, and loved the twist of his accepting parents. I had hoped that there would be a happy ending and I wasn't disappointed. I found it all and all to be a good read. I would definitely recommend it, as a source of warmth to get you thru the cold winter months.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Meeting of the Waters is not just about race but it is truly a love story. Many of us have experienced falling in love and having to deal with not only our baggage but our partner's. The trials and tribulations of every relationship is tough, heavy and can be heart breaking. What mountain has your relationship climbed up and over?
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was so in love with this book. I read it in two days, and I didn't ever want it to end. These two characters really made me think a lot about race from both sides of the fence. The author's writing style is beautiful and thought provoking! These characters really stick with you. I am still thinking about them, as if they were real.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Thought Provoking...From beginning to end, author McLarin has captured the essence of inter-racial relationships and how they effect each person. MUST BUY!