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Hardcover Walking Through Mirrors Book

ISBN: 0671568930

ISBN13: 9780671568931

Walking Through Mirrors

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Raised by his grandmother and aunt, young Jeremy never knew he had a father until he was ten, when the man appeared with a "new" family. A gripping portrayal of African-American family life in the South by the award-winning author of "The View from Here".

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This book is an excellent novel written by an incredibly,INCREDIBLY talented and unique author. I had never heard of thisauthor before but based on his talent, he should be well known. This author excelled where many authors fail. He took the time to develop Jeremy and all of the characters in his book. This was accomplished by his unique, smooth and successful transition from the present to the past. Who were are in the present is a reflection of what we have been in the past and too often, authors do not take the time to thoroughly develop the past so that the reader can understand the characters in the present. Equally impressive was his use of language which successfully pulled at the emotional and intellectual heartstrings of the reader. In this area, his writing was utterly fantastic. Also of significance is that it is clear from reading the novel that the author was incredibly focused and directed. His stream of conciousness and thought was clear, concise and more importantly consistent. This book deals with real life and the real struggles that we have as human beings. The author deals with these issues in a very sincere, credible and honest manner and does not insult to reader by minimizing the importance of any of the issues nor does he end the book with a "quick fix" for those issues. This truly is the story about the end of one life yet the beginning of another. LISTEN UP OPRAH: THIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN ONE OF YOUR SELECTIONS A LONG TIME AGO! This is a must read for anyone who is interested in reading a book that is well written, thought provoking and emotionally and intellectually challenging. You will NOT be disappointed!


Jackson is the most powerful younger writer I've ever read. His style is reminiscent of legends and soon to be legends. Walking Through Mirrors was written with ease like a Langston Hughes poem, perfect lyricism like a Toni Morrison novel, and with timelessness like Wallace Thurman's The Blacker the Berry. I have to give the brother his props, which is something I hardly ever do. Jackson deserves accolades and I will be reading and recommending him to friends and family.


I thought that lyrically, this is one of the most beautiful books ever written by a man. It held mystery . . , was Patience gay? This book was intense, yet at times light. This book wove a wonderful story about a young man the strained relationship he had with his father as well as the close knit relationship he had with his aunt and grandmother. I thought this novel was wonderful and real. A must read!!!!

Different but Good

I found this book to be very good, it was different to me from most african american fiction I read. The author was very good with character development and presenting his characters in non-stereotypical ways. Bravo for this alone. It was a very emotional read, but he is one of the few young authors today who seem to have staying power and who writes story that will always be revelant. I am awaiting his next novel.

Like a bowl of your favorite ice cream!

Brian Keith Jackson's latest novel had me captured from the first page. It was like a bowl of your favorite ice cream; it is so good that you hurry through and when you realize it's almost gone you slow down and take your time to savor the last few bites. Jeremy Bishop is faced with coming home to bury his father who was estranged most of his life. His struggle to make sense out of the emotions he is feeling gives us a view of who he is and how he become to be. Ultimately, in reconnecting to his past he is given the key to his future . . . a superb book, I highly recommend it.
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