Reviewer: Serena Soape
From the 1800’s in Louisiana to 1997 California
Experience the history of a family as the author makes you laugh and cry through their adventures.
“Every Person’s life is like a pot of gumbo, you get out what you put in”
This was one of my favorite sayings from Kim Robinson’s book right from the beginning.
I listened to the Audible version of “The Roux in the Gumbo” and I feel like I was able to get a real feel for the book, with all of the different characters and their voices and situations.
This story is sometimes heartbreaking and hard to hear. What they went through was often horrific! But, there were also a lot of happy points highlighted in the book, as well. Sometimes the difficult parts of the book concerned me about whether I could keep going, but I am glad I did.
I did find it a little difficult to keep up with all of the characters, as there were so many of them, but I think listening to the made that easier for me (versus reading the book) with the distinct voices.
The fact that she was able to create this novel from all of her elders stories through the years was truly amazing and a work of art.
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for fair and honest review.