Saturday, February 7, 2015

Lavina by Mary Marcus

I requested and received an Egalley for this book from  And I am ever-thankful.  It's one of the most beautifully written books I've read.

Mary Marcus' "Lavina" is a portrait of the shame of the times when Martin Luther King, Jr. was fighting to bring dignity and basic human rights to black citizens.  It's a stirring novel of courage and heartbreak.

Sadly, as reading this perfectly written book, I paused to wonder just how far we've truly come.

I can't recommend it highly enough.  If there were 10 stars available to give at review sites rather than only 5, ten is what I'd give it.

Disclaimer:  an electronic arc of this book was provided by  No review was promised and the above is my unbiased opinion.

1 comment:

Carol N Wong said...

I have almost finished with my ARC of Lavina and I think it ranks up there with Kitchen House. I remember the times that she wrote about and it brought back memories. I moved when I was 12 into a different neighborhood and was shocked because the woman next door had a maid who came on a bus and only entered through the back door. My mother and I talked about it a lot. We both couldn't understand why she had to use the back door and my mother said how could she be so lazy as to have a maid!