The Roux In The Gumbo by Kim Robinson
Spanning 1800 to 1997, told by Helen before she passed, and accompanied by the memories of family members and friends. Based in Louisiana, with all its flair and Southern culture, it describes the experiences throughout history, contributing to the shaping of the generations.
The Roux in the Gumbo is an emotional and inspirational look into the lives of a family that opens their door and their hearts on every page. As you read chapter after chapter you will actually feel what the characters felt during that time, and you will feel like a part of the family.
In spite of the obstacles and struggles that life brought their way, these characters persevered with unity, love, and laughter. This was due to a strong family support system, be it a blood relative or not, but intertwined by one common goal- basic survival.