One More River, Mary Glickman’s captivating follow-up to her bestselling debut, Home in the Morning, tells the epic tale of ordinary men caught in the grip of calamity, and inspired to extraordinary acts in the name of love.
It’s 1962 in Guilford, Mississippi, and Mickey Moe Levy must prove his pedigree to the disapproving parents of his girlfriend, Laura Anne Needleman, to win her hand in marriage. With only a few decades-old leads to go on, Mickey Moe sets out to uncover his father’s murky past, from his travels up and down the length of the Mississippi River to his heartrending adventures during the Great Flood of 1927. Mickey Moe’s journey, taken at the dawn of the civil rights era, leads him deep into the backwoods of Mississippi and Tennessee. As the greatest challenge of his life unfolds, he will finally discover the gripping details of his father’s life—one filled with loyalty, tragedy, and heroism in the face of great cruelty from man and nature alike.
One More River is a sweeping story of a father and son, and of the loves that transform them amid the turbulence of the American South.
Born on the south shore of Boston, Glickman studied at the Université de Lyon and Boston University. While she was raised in a strict Irish-Polish Catholic family, from an early age Glickman felt an affinity toward Judaism and converted to the faith when she married. After living in Boston for twenty years, she and her husband traveled to South Carolina and discovered a love for all things Southern. Glickman now lives in Seabrook Island, South Carolina, with her husband, cat, and beloved horse, King of Harts.
Glickman’s debut novel, Home in the Morning, Open Road’s first E-riginal bestseller, tells the story of a Jewish family confronting the tumult of the 1960s—and the secrets that bind its members together. It was praised by Lisa Alther (Kinflicks) for its “great skill in interweaving different decades and locales into a moving love story that is also an insightful exploration of the complexities and confusions that result from clashing cultural norms—northern and southern, black and white, male and female, Jewish and Christian, working class and ruling class.” Home in the Morning has been optioned for film by Essential Pictures to be directed by Jim Kohlberg, director of The Music Never Stopped (Sundance 2011).
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