Author: Kathi Macias
Publisher: New Hope Publisher 2013
Labels: Historical Fiction, Slavery, Civil War, Racial Prejudice, Interracial Marriage
Age: Adult, but very suitable for young adult
Rating: 4 Stars
Three generations of women are living together near San Francisco, California. Their beginnings were in the deep south of Alabama. Mazie Hartford is a young woman in her early 20's. She is a recent college graduate. She will begin a teaching job soon. She is engaged to be married to Edward, an attorney. Her mother is Lilly. Lilly is a hairstylist and the owner of a hair salon. The matriarch of the trio is also a Mazie, age 93, but we'll know her as Mimi.
Mimi shares an important story with her granddaughter Mazie throughout the book. The story is apart of American history. The story will help Mazie put her present life in the right context.
- I have high regards for Kathi Macias in writing about society and culture issues. In The Moses Quilt, I was given a life lesson in racial prejudice and interracial relationships, and also the generational affects of slavery. In her previous books (which I've read): racial prejudice, sex-trade, drugs, religious intolerance, and martyrdom, are explored.
- The author is masterful at accurately representing a reality to a character of any age, race, sex, or personality.
- Harriet Tubman is one of my favorite historical figures to read about.
- Mimi is my favorite character. She is a well-rounded character, representing a long life lived, including her current struggles with feeling sorry for herself in what she no longer can do, and her acceptance of going to her true home. She is serious and reflective, but comical and endearing.
- Lilly's character is minimal. Maybe in future books in this series I'll see more of her personality, or heartaches, something in her character that is tangible and I can relate to.
- Mazie's character is not as developed. She is a young woman, with a college degree and a teaching job. Yet, she is not independent and is a little insecure. She does not have a strong personality. She is in a relationship that she is apprehensive about further commitment. She's dragging her feet so to speak. She's an opaque character, something is missing, it felt as if I was held back from knowing all there was to know about her. I'm hoping the next book in this series will give her more oomph.
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About the Author: Kathi MaciasKathi Macias is a multi-award winning writer who has authored nearly 40 books and ghostwritten several others. A former newspaper columnist and string reporter, Kathi has taught creative and business writing in various venues and has been a guest on many radio and television programs. Kathi is a popular speaker at churches, women’s clubs and retreats, and writers’ conferences. She won the prestigious 2008 member of the year award from AWSA (Advanced Writers and Speakers Association) at the annual Golden Scrolls award banquet. Kathi “Easy Writer” Macias lives in Homeland, CA, with her husband, Al.
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