The Moses Quilt, a contemporary novel that bridges racial and generational divides, gives a clear presentation of the gospel as readers are introduced to a confused and apprehensive Mazie Hartford. Mazie is facing major decisions about the love of her life and her future. Her great-grandmother comes to her rescue when she shows her the Moses quilt. As she learns that each patch represents a story of courage and freedom, Mazie finds the courage and freedom to make the right choices for her life.
Can a quilt about the life of Harriet Tubman help a 20-something girl in
overcome a racial barrier?
Macias attemps to answer that question with this book, THE MOSES QUILT. This is
the first book in her Quilt series. I probably won’t seek out the others, based
on this one.
Mazie lives with her mother and great grandma, Mimi, in California. Mimi is very
old and sleeps a lot and the story is about this quilt based on Harriet Tubman,
and whether or not Mazie should marry her boyfriend, Edward, who happens to be
Macias is willing to tackle hard subjects in her novels. She's written about terrists,
post traumatic stress disorder, and other tough topics. I have really
loved some of her books, and others left me with a meh… This one, sadly, is one
of the latter.
enjoy this book as much I hoped I would. Mazie's struggles with whether or not to
marry Edward didn’t seem realistic. Yes, he’s another race, but she kept going
on about it not being a race thing, but other than that, what was it? That never was really clear. Also, the
overall development of the story was slow. Because one of the characters was a very
elderly woman, all they seemed to do in the story was eat meals together and
sit by the bedside and listen to stories from the past. And when they weren't
doing that, they were talking about the story they'd heard. Sadly, I found the story boring and I
probably won’t bother with the others in the series.
interested in racial issues, and quilts might find the book much more
interesting than I did.