One More River [NOOK Book]

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From the author of Home in the Morning comes this National Jewish Book Award Finalist: the sweeping story of a father and son, and of the loves that transform them amid the turbulence of the American South


Bernard Levy was always a mystery to the community of Guilford, Mississippi. He was even more of a mystery to his son, Mickey Moe, who was just four years old when his father died in World War II. Now ...
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One More River

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Overview


From the author of Home in the Morning comes this National Jewish Book Award Finalist: the sweeping story of a father and son, and of the loves that transform them amid the turbulence of the American South


Bernard Levy was always a mystery to the community of Guilford, Mississippi. He was even more of a mystery to his son, Mickey Moe, who was just four years old when his father died in World War II. Now it’s 1962 and Mickey Moe is a grown man, who must prove his pedigree to the disapproving parents of his girlfriend, Laura Anne Needleman, to win her hand in marriage. With only a few decades-old leads to go on, Mickey Moe sets out to uncover his father’s murky past, from his travels up and down the length of the Mississippi River to his heartrending adventures during the Great Flood of 1927. Mickey Moe’s journey, taken at the dawn of the civil rights era, leads him deep into the backwoods of Mississippi and Tennessee, where he meets with danger and unexpected revelations at every turn. As the greatest challenge of his life unfolds, he will finally discover the gripping details of his father’s life—one filled with loyalty, tragedy, and heroism in the face of great cruelty from man and nature alike.
 
A captivating follow-up to Mary Glickman’s bestselling Home in the Morning, One More River tells the epic tale of ordinary men caught in the grip of calamity, and inspired to extraordinary acts in the name of love.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Praise for Mary Glickman’s first novel, Home in the Morning:

Home in the Morning kept me home all morning and most of the afternoon as well, since I couldn’t stop reading it.” —Lisa Alther, bestselling author of Kinflicks


“A treasury of tension and compassion.” Norman Lebrecht, author of Song of Names, Winner of the 2002 Whitbread Prize

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781453219461
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • Publication date: 11/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 262
  • Sales rank: 417,335
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Born on the south shore of Boston, Mary Glickman studied at the Université de Lyon and Boston University. While she was raised in a strict Irish-Polish Catholic family, from an early age Glickman felt an affinity toward Judaism and converted to the faith when she married. After living in Boston for twenty years, she and her husband traveled to South Carolina and discovered a love for all things Southern. Glickman now lives in Seabrook Island, South Carolina, with her husband, cat, and until recently, her beloved horse, King of Harts, of blessed memory. Home in the Morning is her first novel. Her second novel, One More River, was a 2011 Jewish Book Award Finalist in Fiction.

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Table of Contents

I Vietnam, 1965

II Guilford, Mississippi, 1931–1943

III Guilford, Mississippi, 1944–1952

IV Greenville, Mississippi, 1962

V Memphis, Tennessee, 1904

VI Guilford, Mississippi, 1962

VII Memphis, Tennessee–Saint Louis, Missouri, 1918–1923

VIII Guilford, Mississippi, 1962

IX Saint Louis, Missouri, 1925

X Greenville, Mississippi, 1962

XI Cincinnati, Ohio–Saint Louis, Missouri–Memphis, Tennessee, 1925–1926

XII Littlefield, Tennessee, 1962

XIII Memphis, Tennessee, 1926–1927

XIV Memphis, Tennessee, 1962

XV Memphis, Tennessee–Saint Louis, Missouri–Kansas City, Kansas, 1927–1930

XVI Memphis, Tennessee–Guilford, Mississippi, 1962–1964

XVII Saint Louis, Missouri–Memphis, Tennessee–New Orleans, Louisiana–Guilford, Mississippi, 1930–1941

XVIII Nah Trang, Vietnam, 1965

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  • Posted March 1, 2013

    I found the story engaging and interesting. It wasn't a page tu

    I found the story engaging and interesting. It wasn't a page turner for me, and that is the reason for three stars instead of four. I do recommend the book. The review by The_Paperback_Pursuer is a good guide to whether you will enjoy the book or not, but I would add that the lack of quotation marks did not slow me down or lead to any confusion. The story is told in a voice (from a perspective) that makes quotation marks unnecessary, in my opinion.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2013

    One More River

    The story and characters keep you engaged. I enjoyed this book, but the ending left me wanting to know more. Maybe Glickman will write another.

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  • Posted June 15, 2012

    Family history mystery. Quick read

    Mickey Moe Levy goes in search of his fathers past. Chapters alternate between Mickeys story and his father Bernard's story. Page turner! I enjoyed it!

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  • Posted May 20, 2012

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    Experience the South...

    Review:

    Mary Glickman's newest novel One More River tackled a story-line that I had not heard before – Jewish men trying to make their own way in the deep south of Mississippi. The story jumped back and forth between the life of Mickey Moe in the1960's to that of Bernard – his father around the 1920's/1930's. Both men embarked on journeys of discovery that affected them, and their children, for the rest of their lives; each story brimming with beautiful dialect and descriptions. I really enjoyed the characters, especially Mickey Moe and Laura Anne, their parental defiance setting the tone for the entire book. I also liked reading about Aurora May, one of my favorite characters, (no spoilers). Both story-lines come together to solve one mystery, and the level of detail left me reading all night. Unfortunately, my biggest pet peeve was no quotation marks! I do not enjoy having to figure out who is conversing, particularly when a book goes between different sets of characters and/or times. I think that the whole story would flow better with a more practical quotation method (“”). Overall, I found One More River to be a realistic family saga filled with nostalgia for down-home southern comfort. Recommended for historical fiction lovers, or those wanting to experience the South of the1920's through 1960's.

    Rating: Bounty's Out (3.5/5)

    *** I received this book from the author (Open Road Integrated Media) in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Beautifully crafted book

    Having read Ms. Glickman's first novel "Home in the Morning" and thoroughly loving it, I had been eagerly waiting for this book to come out. This book is a compelling read and I found it difficult to put down. I loved how the author wove the storyline through historical events that touched on my growing up experience. This was a very visual novel. Ms. Glickman's nuanced descriptions brought out the aura of the time. I felt that the story line contained compelling twists and turn to keep my interest and made me want to read more.

    Ms. Glickman portrays sense of place in an elegant manner and has created another host of interesting off-beat characters.

    Now I will be waiting for her third novel!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2011

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