From the author of Home in the Morning comes 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 more 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 best-selling 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.
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".
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