Coming To Forgiveness: A Daughter's Story of Race, Rage, and by Ronita Johnson

By Ronita Johnson

San Francisco turns into a so much adored reminiscence whilst, in 1953, six-year outdated Ronita realizes she resides with a zealot as a father in bigoted Minden, Louisiana. Her father imposes an task on her to stay as much as his unbending criteria of perfection-one she can't meet irrespective of how difficult she attempts. Is it as a result negative mystery she harbors inside? perhaps. yet she quickly discovers that the holy guy has a mystery too.

Desperate to placate her father and be the "good" daughter, she starts a trip of deception hiding in the back of behaviors that masks her actual self. secrets and techniques, lies, hope, and naivete regulate Ronita's formative years, till an nameless letter addressed to her father arrives on a chilly day in February 1961--a letter with grace effects that might ceaselessly after impact the alternatives she makes in life.

Set in a tumultuous time in American historical past, Coming To Forgiveness follows a daughter's love for her father as she grows up with non secular fanaticism, hypocrisy, betrayal, and deceit. therefore, she searches for worthiness and popularity in all of the improper locations, until eventually she stumbles on a such a lot outstanding hidden treasure.

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