“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 tackles tough topics very well. She doesn’t shy away from things that are controversial in nature. The Moses Quilt centers around Mazie and Edward, who are in an inter-racial relationship. Edward has proposed to Mazie but she can’t decide what to do. We are left wondering why the decision is so hard for her to make, since she loves him very much. Her elderly great-grandmother, who grew up in the Deep South during the height of the racial inequalities, tells the story of a family quilt and sheds light on the motives behind Mazie’s indecision. Although I felt like the internal conflict was a bit outdated for this century, I loved the characters and the love they shared with each other. This was a sweet and touching story.
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