Many thanks to the Deborah Previte of the Bookish Dame for this review just published at her review site, The Bookish Libraria: http://abookishlibraria.blogspot.com/2013/10/the-inheritors-by-judith-kischtclass.html
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This is the story of a girl who inherits the house that belonged to her grandfather and mother. Once she does, she finds pieces of her own history that were hidden from her.
Judith Kischt has written a timely novel with characters who jump out of the pages. There are several very strong characters both Latino, white and multi-cultural who dominate the story of discrimination and racism in the 1960’s set in Chicago.
Interestingly enough, we see the reverse snobbery and discrimination of Latino Ricardo the love interest, against the primary character, Alicia’s white (and mixed blood) ancestry. This is a particular element we don’t often find in fiction of this era with a multi-cultural setting, and one that fascinated me. I felt the story was given depth and significance by all such complications of racism and prejudice.
Well researched and developed, it seemed, “The Inheritors” offers a side of American culture and life that is not often exposed in such a blatant manner. I enjoyed it and recommend it for those who are interested in this timely subject.
You can find this book on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1ciW46v