Almost Family

Almost Family Nebraska Waters is black Vivian Gold is Jewish In an Alabama kitchen where for nearly thirty years they share cups of coffee fret over their children and watch the civil rights movement unfold on

  • Title: Almost Family
  • Author: RoyHoffman
  • ISBN: 9780817310318
  • Page: 239
  • Format: Paperback
  • Nebraska Waters is black Vivian Gold is Jewish In an Alabama kitchen where, for nearly thirty years, they share cups of coffee, fret over their children, and watch the civil rights movement unfold on the TV screen and out their window, they are like family almost.As Nebraska makes her way, day in and day out, to Vivian s home where she cooks and helps tend the Gold chilNebraska Waters is black Vivian Gold is Jewish In an Alabama kitchen where, for nearly thirty years, they share cups of coffee, fret over their children, and watch the civil rights movement unfold on the TV screen and out their window, they are like family almost.As Nebraska makes her way, day in and day out, to Vivian s home where she cooks and helps tend the Gold children, the bond between the women both strengthens and frays The almost threatens to widen into a great divide.The two women s husbands affect their relationship, as do their children This is particularly true of the youngest children, Viv Waters and Benjamin Gold, who, born the same year, are coming of age in a changing South.Reminiscent of Peter Taylor s Wife of Nashville, Alfred Uhry s Driving Miss Daisy, and the television series I ll Fly Away, Roy Hoffman s novel explores the relationship that begins when one person goes to work for another, and their friendship, across lines of income, race, and religion, develops dimensions of understanding and misunderstanding

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    1. An interesting book but too much was left unsaid, or was that the authors plan? Very subtle chapters but I wanted more in depth resolutions with each chapter. But I do want to read his next book.

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