Good Morning America viewers have come to know and love Lucimarian Roberts, the 88-year-old mother of coanchor Robin Roberts. On the day after Hurricane Katrina, they watched Robin, standing amid the remnants of her hometown, recount the desperate search for her mother and her return to safety. Robin was not surprised to learn that even as the winds howled and floodwaters rose, Lucimarian sang hymns.
She credits hymns for helping her, a black woman born in 1924, live faithfully through the turbulent times of the Great Depression, segregation, and racial prejudice even as the wife of a U.S. Air Force officer.
This memoir shares pivotal moments in Lucimarian Roberts' intriguing life, revealing how God has sustained her with strength and hope. Daughter Robin reflects at the close of each chatper on her extraordinary mother's character and influence.
This heartwarming memoir of 87-year-old Roberts, mother of "Good Morning America" coanchor Robin Roberts, gives a glimpse into how her faith in God has strengthened and guided her.
Good Morning America coanchor Robin Roberts and her mother, Lucimarian Roberts, encapsulate resilience, faith, and generations of joy in this slim and inspirational volume. Lucimarian, 87, reflects concisely on a life buoyed by her deep love of music as well as her commitment to her faith and civic service. The same musicality that steadied her as a young woman growing up in the segregated South before marrying her husband of 53 years (who was also a Tuskegee Airman) informs her descriptions of life traveling all over the world before making a home that was eventually imperiled by Hurricane Katrina. Excerpts of biblical passages and lyrics from her favorite spirituals add a devotional quality to the main narrative that is both endearing and uplifting. That the health challenges of both Roberts women are not addressed until late in the book underscores the main theme of the book: that victories surmount despair. The stories from journalist Robin about her mother add a sweet and conversational tone to the book. (Apr.)2012 Reed Business Information