In the color of water: Who is the intended audience of the book? What do you think of the author's style.
The book The Color of Water was written to appeal to the average middle class book reader. The author had written the book as a reflection and gift to his mother whom he praised for her journey and strength in raising 12 children into adulthood: Each of the children having been raised with faith and education. I do not think that the book was written for one general audience but I would say that James wrote the book with intent to reach black and white audiences. It may have been somewhat of a turn off to devout Jewish readers, but I found it very truthful having been raised in the south by a Jewish/Hebrew family.
The writer’s style was direct and personable. In reading the book, I felt like I knew the people he was discussing and found the style to be open and inviting.