Color of Water
Before I read “The Color of Water,” by James McBride, I saw his
appearance on 20/20, discussing his quest to discover the background of
his mysterious, marvelous mother. McBride said he didnt even know his
mothers maiden name, much less about her Orthodox Jewish background,
until he prodded it from her because he needed it for school records.
“Shilsky,” she told him, impatiently, offering no further details.
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