One More River by Mary Glickman

One More River

From the author of Home in the Morning comes this National Jewish Book Award Finalist: 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, wh...

Details One More River

TitleOne More River
Release DateNov 1st, 2011
PublisherOpen Road Media
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Fiction

Reviews One More River

  • Angela M
    It's 1965 in Vietnam and Mickey Moe Levy is trying to cope with the heat , with the death he sees , with the pain by thinking of his wife Laura Anne . The story goes back in time when they met and tells us how they work to discover his father's roots to satisfy Laura Anne's father that Bernard Levy , Mickey Moe's father , was an honorable Jewish man . The story moves around in time to his father's childhood, to the courtship of his mother and fat...
  • Lakis Fourouklas
    This is one of those special novels that one should read slowly, little by little, in order to enjoy it. Its prose is so rich, so beautiful that it flows like a peaceful stream and not like the wild waters of the Mississippi on whose shores a big part of the action takes place. The author through her story travels the reader back to the past of the American South; a past that smells of death and of change; a past full of conflict and love; a past...
  • Mindy
    I really enjoyed this book. The story touched on so many things: Jews in the south, race relations, Vietnam and effects of war, family values. All of that and characters who you were rooting for. The most interesting part was the lengths at which the characters went to honor their families and ancestors while at the same time balancing personal and modern cultural desires. Conflict and love in the same moment really. Loved this book.
  • Denise
    This book follows two stories; one takes place during the early half of the 20th century about a father and the second is the story of the son he leaves behind when he is killed in the Battle of the Bulge. The book details the mis-adventures of both men as they navigate the Deep South as Jews. This story tracks both Bernard and Mickey Moe Levy as they live life on the shores of the Mississippi River. Bernard Levy has a ‘name twin’ who is noth...
  • Phillip Cushman
    A wonderful read. I simultaneously wanted to finish it to see how it would end and wanted it to go on forever to continue enjoying it.
  • Jade Eby
    Posted at my blog Chasing Empty PavementsThe blurb had me interested the moment I saw that the setting was Mississippi and the time period was the 1960's. I love the south and I love reading about that time period.The Good: Where do I start? The beautiful descriptions of the south immediately caught my attention and drew me into the novel. But more then the setting, the characters of Mickey Moe Levy and Laura Anne made me fall in love with this n...
  • Amber Polo
    An elegant story that brings to life a beautiful Southern story whose characters step from the page into your heart. Alternating between two turbulent periods in a South trying to break out of history while holding on to traditional values, Mary Glickman presents her readers with a gift of insight into lives not willing to be ordinary.But what about the lack of quotation marks? This writing does need to resort to gimmicks to slow the pace. Reader...
  • Mike Davis
    Glickman has written this semi-historical, fictional novel incorporating elements of class, racial and ethnic bias and the resultant struggles and inevitable ostracism. The written style is chronological ping-pong in which the protagonist sets out to discover and document his ancestral credentials to win over the family of his fiancée and establish his suitability for her hand. Gradually developing the historical background against the ongoing s...
  • LindaW
    4.5 stars. A very good story of a son's need to learn about his father who was killed in the war. Set in the south, the stories of both father and son flow like two rivers, one in the past and one in the present. Many adventures are had in both story lines and even though it feels slow moving, there is lots of action and drama. I really enjoyed this book.
  • Pmcdnld2
    Good story. Southern Jews in Mississippi both in the 20's and the 60's. A young man searches for the truth about his father who disaapeared many years ago. Deals with both religious issues and race relations. I really liked this one.
  • Kristie
    I probably would not have normally bought this book, but it was an Amazon "Daily Deal" for the Kindle, so I gave it a try- I'm happy I did. It was a really good story that kept me entertained throughout.
  • Kfcweeks
    Loved the glimpse into the deep South of the 1960s and earlier. I have read Mary Glickman's earlier book and getting more information on the Sassaport and Levy families was enlightening.
  • Stacie
    I loved every page of this book. Highly recommend to all. Would be great for book groups as there are so many good discussion points.
  • Linda
    Very interesting and unusual story set in the South during days of segregation and beginning of civil rights movement. Story told from point of view of young Jewish man searching for his past.
  • Maria
    I am so angry at myself for not picking up this book sooner! Quite honestly, the title and cover never really appealled to me; so as more exciting books came onto my shelf, I kept moving One More River to the side....ugh, don't you just hate having to admit how wrong you were!?This book was A-MAZ-ING!! It grabs your attention, it's intriguing from the first page to the last, and I am not joking when I say that you literally fall in love with thes...
  • Mandy
    This is such a charming and heart-warming book that its few faults can be easily overlooked. Sometimes the writing is a bit overblown, sometimes the plot gets a little too convoluted, and the time shifts are occasionally confusing. But overall I loved this story of a son’s search for his father. Mickey Moe loses his father when he is just four and knows little about him. When he falls in love with Laura he needs to prove to Laura’s disapprovi...
  • Sharon Tzur
    A very well told story. Beautifully written prose. Engaging characters that you come to really care about. There are definitely characters there that I will never forget.The book is very well constructed with it's two parallel narratives. Although the transition between the two story lines act a bit as a teaser; each story was so engaging that each time the narrator swapped to the other, I felt a tinge of disappointment because I wanted to know w...
  • PopcornReads
    Book Giveaway & Review!When I reviewed Mary Glickman’s Home in the Morning earlier this year, I knew I had found a true gem. If you haven’t read that novel, here’s the link to that review. The publisher let me know then that she would be releasing another novel later in 2011 with ties to the same town and families, One More River, and asked if I’d be interested in reviewing it. I jumped at the chance and I’m very glad I did. One More Ri...
  • Don
    One More River is a must read. The author skillfully moves use back and forth through the decades of the early 1900's through the 1960's without losing continuity of the story. The written dialect is as engrossing as the story.
  • Beth
    This story is so filled with historical references and character conflicts that it reads quickly and is difficult to put down. I loved the "cross plots" that met at the end in a satisfying finish for the characters as well as for me!
  • Jamie Blackburn
    Interesting to read about people of the Jewish faith in the South.
  • Pete
    Read book since it was chosen as a community read about Jews in the deep south. Seemed over-rated with not much substance relative to what I had expected relative to the Jewish experience.
  • Marilyn Chilcote
    Always a joy from Glickman
  • Janeen Swart
    Although I totally enjoyed this book, at times the plot seemed almost like a fairy tale. Some of the scenes were just too out there to be believable. But maybe that was the best way to read this story, with tongue in cheek. The characters were unusual and very entertaining, not what you might expect for a book that begins with one of its protagonists being shot while in Vietnam. The two stories that entertwine were a little hard to follow at time...
  • Marsha
    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".
  • Priscilla Yukich
    Thoughts on One More RiverI very much liked this book as it took me places I know little about. There was an interaction between the young white girl from the South and a black man that really rang true to me about how little we sometimes understand the other. I thought much was touching in the story and the characters were amazing but very human.
  • Ellen
    An enjoyable read, although I found it difficult to keep track of various secondary characters as the narrative jumped from one time period to the next. Is it just me, or do there seem to be an awful lot of novels with multiple time settings around lately? This isn't necessarily a deal-breaker for me, but I prefer a more linear plot.
  • A Ghandour
    I enjoyed this after a slow start. It really does deal with several aspects of life in the deep South in the early 1960 and also the 1930s. Jewish life in that time and place is rarely written about so the book is interesting from that aspect. Also the Black experience of those days. The two itertwined is interesting.
  • Conchita
    Great read.
  • Kay
    Better than expected!