Thursday, May 9, 2013
The Moses Quilt is a contemporary novel that bridges racial and generational divides. With a realistic and compassionate look into a twenty-first-century dilemma, multiple award-winning author Kathi Macias introduces readers to a confused and apprehensive young woman, Mazie Hartford. Facing major decisions about the love of her life and her future, she must also wrestle with a nagging question about her family's past. She finds the answer to her questions in a most unexpected way--her great-grandmother's Moses quilt. As her great-grandmother begins to explain how each patch represents a story of courage and freedom, Mazie must decide if she has the courage and freedom to overcome her own personal fears and prejudices.
Kathi Macias is a master story teller and has obviously spent a great deal of time in research for her story. She could easily be a history teacher or museum curator. Kathi uses a quilt based on the life of Harriet Tubman as the main focus of her story in The Moses Quilt. Mazie and Edward are in love, but she is a young white woman and Edward is a successful young African American lawyer. Mazie is hesitant to accept his marriage proposal and much of the story is spent in examining the thoughts and conversations of many of the characters concerning whether or not the couple will ever marry. Mazie's great-grandmother, Mimi, whom she helps her mother to care for, tells the story of Harriet Tubman to the young couple. Will Mimi's Moses Quilt and story help Mazie to take the plunge or will the couple end their relationship? Will Mimi have time to finish the story of the quilt? Read this beautiful story to find the answers.
I won a copy of this book from a fellow blogger in a giveaway on the site. Thanks!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
A former newspaper columnist and string reporter, Kathi has taught creative and business writing in various venues and has been a guest on many radio and television programs. Kathi is a popular speaker at churches, women’s clubs and retreats, and writers’ conferences, and recently won the prestigious 2008 member of the year award from AWSA (Advanced Writers and Speakers Association) at the annual Golden Scrolls award banquet. Kathi “Easy Writer” Macias lives in Homeland, CA, with her husband, Al, where the two of them spend their free time riding their Harley. http://www.kathimacias.com/