Waiting for Reginaby Curtis W. Jackson
It was not unpleasant for this young African American woman sojourning hours at an airport terminal for a treasured companion not seen in several years. The delaying of Regina's much-anticipated arrival was affording Mispha's the amygdalic juncture to meditate on the senior year of high school which forever affected the lives of those two women. In this emotional process of recollection, Mispha's focus on how she befriended Samantha, a courageous teacher and role model. Mispha won't dismiss her admiration for the handsome Professor Douglas. Also, the achieving physiologist could never overlook the painful loss of an endeared pupil or how she and Regina nearly lost their lives. Could Mispha ever disremember the racial demarcation she absorbed because of her dark skin complexion or her tense confrontation with a perverse high-level community leader? There remains a finalizing question of this pending reunion; would Regina share in the future hope Mispha and her family are entertaining? The first novel by Curtis W. Jackson trails in various potent modern themes including the unresolved social sickness of colorism affecting individuals of all ethnicity in all generations. As you share in Miss LaBeau's experiences with reading pleasure you may conclude 'Waiting for Regina' isn't long enough. It will at least be your unforgettable journey with Mispha and her close associates, and this book may excite your passion for positive change.
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Meet the Author
Curtis W. Jackson is a long time resident of Long Island and the author of his memoir, The Deserting Caricature Artist. Before becoming an independent publisher in 2014, Mr. Jackson spent years blog writing news commentary and cartooning social issues. Before then, he had a series of blue-collar occupations. He is currently studying as a student of media design at Full Sail University.
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Fascinating page turner that delicately cuts through the issue of race relations. This is my fleshly brother's book, so admittedly my review may be a little biased, but I start with my critique first, which is simply there are some grammatical errors that could have been avoided with editing. Minus one star for that shortcoming. Short of that, this book is beautifully written, there is a familiarity and thorough exploration of all of the main characters. You do care what happens to the characters for good or for bad. You want the good characters to receive justice and the bad characters to get what's coming to them and the author, Curtis Jackson, delivers wonderfully. I felt very satisfied with the ending and there were no loose ends to tie up-- which I hate in stories. This is a story about race relations, a sensitive topic, which Curtis handles expertly. There is a lot to learn from this book and it causes one to reflect on the role they play in society towards supporting equitable treatment for people of all races. This is a page turner. Go out and buy it and you will be richly rewarded. Yes, I rated it 5 stars because its message is, sadly, very relevant to the times we're living in.
Waiting for Regina by Curtis W. Jackson is a wonderful novel that I read recently. It made me enjoy my leisure time and made me think about my past and childhood. This novel is filled with flashbacks and dialogues making it lively, convincing and highly understandable. Mixed with a passion for family the tale flows entertaining the reader. Mispha's letter to the black girl Regina is really mind opening and I highly enjoyed this. My wish is not to exploit the thrill, curiosity and anxiety of reading the reading so I won't detail any further. I recommend this as a must read for everyone.
A captivating story. Waiting for Regina is a highly-entertaining novel. A great read! I didn't want to put the book down! The author did a great job developing the characters . What fun! Intrigue, dramatic, well drawn characters, and, to top it off, wonderful detail plot. Thoroughly enjoyable. Kudos to the author, Curtis W. Jackson. I would recommend this book without reservation.