• Title: One More River
  • Author: Mary Glickman
  • ISBN: 9781453219461
  • Page: 431
  • Format: ebook
  • One More River 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 S
    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 of a mystery to his son, Mickey Moe, who was just four years old when his fFrom 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 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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    1. It's 1965 in Vietnam and Mickey Moe Levy is trying to cope with the heat , with the death he sees , with the pain by thinking of his wife Laura Anne . The story goes back in time when they met and tells us how they work to discover his father's roots to satisfy Laura Anne's father that Bernard Levy , Mickey Moe's father , was an honorable Jewish man . The story moves around in time to his father's childhood, to the courtship of his mother and father and then forward again to when Mickey Moe and [...]

    2. This is one of those special novels that one should read slowly, little by little, in order to enjoy it. Its prose is so rich, so beautiful that it flows like a peaceful stream and not like the wild waters of the Mississippi on whose shores a big part of the action takes place. The author through her story travels the reader back to the past of the American South; a past that smells of death and of change; a past full of conflict and love; a past where racial discriminations were the canon and w [...]

    3. I really enjoyed this book. The story touched on so many things: Jews in the south, race relations, Vietnam and effects of war, family values. All of that and characters who you were rooting for. The most interesting part was the lengths at which the characters went to honor their families and ancestors while at the same time balancing personal and modern cultural desires. Conflict and love in the same moment really. Loved this book.

    4. This book follows two stories; one takes place during the early half of the 20th century about a father and the second is the story of the son he leaves behind when he is killed in the Battle of the Bulge. The book details the mis-adventures of both men as they navigate the Deep South as Jews. This story tracks both Bernard and Mickey Moe Levy as they live life on the shores of the Mississippi River. Bernard Levy has a ‘name twin’ who is nothing like him and the two cross paths leading up to [...]

    5. A wonderful read. I simultaneously wanted to finish it to see how it would end and wanted it to go on forever to continue enjoying it.

    6. Posted at my blog Chasing Empty PavementsThe blurb had me interested the moment I saw that the setting was Mississippi and the time period was the 1960's. I love the south and I love reading about that time period.The Good: Where do I start? The beautiful descriptions of the south immediately caught my attention and drew me into the novel. But more then the setting, the characters of Mickey Moe Levy and Laura Anne made me fall in love with this novel. Actually the thing I really enjoyed about th [...]

    7. An elegant story that brings to life a beautiful Southern story whose characters step from the page into your heart. Alternating between two turbulent periods in a South trying to break out of history while holding on to traditional values, Mary Glickman presents her readers with a gift of insight into lives not willing to be ordinary.But what about the lack of quotation marks? This writing does need to resort to gimmicks to slow the pace. Readers with a proofreaders sensibilities will want to i [...]

    8. Glickman has written this semi-historical, fictional novel incorporating elements of class, racial and ethnic bias and the resultant struggles and inevitable ostracism. The written style is chronological ping-pong in which the protagonist sets out to discover and document his ancestral credentials to win over the family of his fiancée and establish his suitability for her hand. Gradually developing the historical background against the ongoing story in real time, the book is well crafted and ho [...]

    9. 4.5 stars. A very good story of a son's need to learn about his father who was killed in the war. Set in the south, the stories of both father and son flow like two rivers, one in the past and one in the present. Many adventures are had in both story lines and even though it feels slow moving, there is lots of action and drama. I really enjoyed this book.

    10. Good story. Southern Jews in Mississippi both in the 20's and the 60's. A young man searches for the truth about his father who disaapeared many years ago. Deals with both religious issues and race relations. I really liked this one.

    11. I probably would not have normally bought this book, but it was an "Daily Deal" for the Kindle, so I gave it a try- I'm happy I did. It was a really good story that kept me entertained throughout.

    12. Loved the glimpse into the deep South of the 1960s and earlier. I have read Mary Glickman's earlier book and getting more information on the Sassaport and Levy families was enlightening.

    13. I loved every page of this book. Highly recommend to all. Would be great for book groups as there are so many good discussion points.

    14. Very interesting and unusual story set in the South during days of segregation and beginning of civil rights movement. Story told from point of view of young Jewish man searching for his past.

    15. I am so angry at myself for not picking up this book sooner! Quite honestly, the title and cover never really appealled to me; so as more exciting books came onto my shelf, I kept moving One More River to the sideh, don't you just hate having to admit how wrong you were!?This book was A-MAZ-ING!! It grabs your attention, it's intriguing from the first page to the last, and I am not joking when I say that you literally fall in love with these characters.To put it simply, the story is about a man [...]

    16. This is such a charming and heart-warming book that its few faults can be easily overlooked. Sometimes the writing is a bit overblown, sometimes the plot gets a little too convoluted, and the time shifts are occasionally confusing. But overall I loved this story of a son’s search for his father. Mickey Moe loses his father when he is just four and knows little about him. When he falls in love with Laura he needs to prove to Laura’s disapproving parents that he’s a worthy suitor. To do so h [...]

    17. A very well told story. Beautifully written prose. Engaging characters that you come to really care about. There are definitely characters there that I will never forget.The book is very well constructed with it's two parallel narratives. Although the transition between the two story lines act a bit as a teaser; each story was so engaging that each time the narrator swapped to the other, I felt a tinge of disappointment because I wanted to know what would happen next in the current story line. H [...]

    18. Book Giveaway & Review!When I reviewed Mary Glickman’s Home in the Morning earlier this year, I knew I had found a true gem. If you haven’t read that novel, here’s the link to that review. The publisher let me know then that she would be releasing another novel later in 2011 with ties to the same town and families, One More River, and asked if I’d be interested in reviewing it. I jumped at the chance and I’m very glad I did. One More River can definitely be read as a stand-alone no [...]

    19. One More River is a must read. The author skillfully moves use back and forth through the decades of the early 1900's through the 1960's without losing continuity of the story. The written dialect is as engrossing as the story.

    20. This story is so filled with historical references and character conflicts that it reads quickly and is difficult to put down. I loved the "cross plots" that met at the end in a satisfying finish for the characters as well as for me!

    21. Read book since it was chosen as a community read about Jews in the deep south. Seemed over-rated with not much substance relative to what I had expected relative to the Jewish experience.

    22. It was okay. I would say that it didn't feel like there was an overriding theory binding the whole book, but obviously, there was: Mickey Mo was trying to discover his history. So? It just wasn't very satisfying, and the only personality that there was any actual connection with was that of Mickey Mo, and it really didn't altogether that well.The story itself was convoluted and not altogether believable, but as I say, "it was okay".

    23. I cannot recommend highly enough ONE MORE RIVER by Mary Glickman. I’ve been calling people to tell them to read it. I even convinced someone’s book club. Plus, ONE MORE RIVER is a 2011 National Jewish Book Award finalist in fiction, first runner up to Aharon Appelfeld's UNTIL THE DAWN'S LIGHT MORE RIVER begins in the 1960s in Vietnam. That’s where Mickey Moe Levy is, associating what is around him with what he knows from home in order to live through his time there. In so doing, he recalls [...]

    24. 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 enjo [...]

    25. Mickey Moe wants to marry Laura Ann, but before he can do that, he has to clear up his past. The couple are Southerners, which means they live in a world where your origins are all important, and Mickey Moe has a mysterious past. His apparently wealthy father turned out to be not what he seemed, and nobody really knows who he was or where he came from. Before Laura Ann's parents will allow her to marry Micky Moe, he needs to find out exactly who his father was. This is a cracker of an idea, that [...]

    26. Todo en este libro está bien. Una narrativa sencilla aunque muy peculiar en el sentido en que uno lee y escucha el acento inconfundible de los sureños; un inicio que se sitúa en el final de la historia, el final un capítulo antes del último, dos historias en tiempos diferentes que se cuentan perfectamente ensambladas y unos personajes que uno llega a estimar y a despreciar de una manera tan natural que es como si los conociera desde hace años. Esperaba una historia de amor y si bien se hab [...]

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