Four short stories peer into the relationships of a young same-sex couple, a May-December romance, three generations of a vexed family, and a bi-racial couple from Delaware; all contain drama, a dash of romance, and bits of comedy.
A magnificently crafted autobiographical novel by Thomas Chatterton Williams, touches upon the ever-present conflict between racial stereotypes and society’s unreasonable conformity to them. Growing up in a middle-class, white suburb in New Jersey, Williams and his bi-racial family struggle to find their place in society. The subtitle of the book, ("How a Father's Love and 15,000 Books Beat Hip-Hop Culture"), indicates Thomas William’s father, Pappy, and his extreme emphasis on education
Black, White, Other: Biracial Americans Talk About Race & Identity by Lise Funderburg; In Black, White, Other journalist Lise Funderburg questions 46 biracial Americans about family & love, work & religion, & the mythology surrounding the "tragic mulatto." Her book reveals a great deal about life on both sides of the color line- & exposes just how artificial, how socially constructed, our concept of race is to begin with.
Prada and Prejudice by Katie Oliver, Dating Mr. Darcy Series Part A wonderful tale of retail, romance and redemption featuring an appealing cast of London millennials and touching on deeper themes. Great for fans of Sophie Kinsella and early Marian Keyes.
If anyone wants to know the meaning of real open-mindedness and think about how factors intrinsic to our very own nature can limit our knowledge of how things came to be and how things are, then this is the book. Real open-mindedness is not just buying any absurd idea. It is proving an otherwise absurd idea right by trying to overcome our intrinsic limits.