Score: 4
From 493 Ratings

The Color of Water

  • Author: James McBride
  • Release Date : 1997-02-01
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 1070254 Bytes

The New York Times bestselling story from the author of The Good Lord Bird, winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction.Who is Ruth McBride Jordan? A self-declared "light-skinned" woman evasive about her ethnicity, yet steadfast in her love for her twelve black children. James McBride, journalist, musician, and son, explores his mother's past, as well as his own upbringing and heritage, in a poignant and powerful debut, The Color Of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother.The son of a black minister and a woman who would not admit she was white, James McBride grew up in "orchestrated chaos" with his eleven siblings in the poor, all-black projects of Red Hook, Brooklyn. "Mommy," a fiercely protective woman with "dark eyes ful...

Score: 3.5
From 646 Ratings

Deacon King Kong

  • Author: James McBride
  • Release Date : 2020-03-03
  • Genre: African American
  • File Size: 2368665 Bytes

OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICKA NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFrom the author of the National Book Award-winning The Good Lord Bird and the bestselling modern classic The Color of Water, comes one of the most celebrated novels of the year.In September 1969, a fumbling, cranky old church deacon known as Sportcoat shuffles into the courtyard of the Cause Houses housing project in south Brooklyn, pulls a .38 from his pocket, and in front of everybody shoots the project's drug dealer at point-blank range.The reasons for this desperate burst of violence and the consequences that spring from it lie at the heart of Deacon King Kong, James McBride's funny, moving novel and his first since his National Book Award-winning The Good Lord Bird. In Deacon King Kong, McBri...