Meeting Of The Waters

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

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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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595531691
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/26/2008
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 981,155
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.79 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2004

    A Must Read

    I read this book in a day. I could not put it down. Read it. You wont be disappointed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2004

    Great Read!

    I found this to be a great book. The story line kept building and the characters were interesting. Definitely would recommend.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2003

    Meeting of the Waters: A Novel

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2003

    Meeting of the Waters: A Novel

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2002

    My Meeting of the Waters

    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?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2002

    A must read for all!

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2001

    Excellent Story

    Thought Provoking...From beginning to end, author McLarin has captured the essence of inter-racial relationships and how they effect each person. MUST BUY!

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