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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (97 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lucimarian Roberts Narrator: Robin Miles, Robin Robert Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Good Morning America viewers have come to know and love Lucimarian Roberts, the eighty-eight-year-old mother of co-anchor Robin Roberts. On the day after Hurricane Katrina blew through the Gulf Coast, 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. Today, Lucimarian Roberts can recite lyrics to hundreds of hymns and spirituals. 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 US 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 chapter, with her own voice, on her remarkable mother’s character and influence.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This book must be read by every woman who wants to raise a daughter who dares to face life fully with enthusiasm and an adventurous spirit.” 

    Maya Angelou

  • “His book is a beam of light, just like the author herself. So much hope and healing and a song to lift up every heart.” 

    Diane Sawyer

  • “This story is an inspiring and poignant example of what really matters in life.”

    Gayle King, editor-at-large, O, The Oprah Magazine

  • “The stories from journalist Robin about her mother add a sweet and conversational tone to the book.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Daughter Robin Roberts reflects upon her mother’s stories, completing them and showing how a mother-and-daughter relationship can seem to be divinely woven.” 


Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ann | 9/20/2013

    " Nice reflections and memories shared by a very strong lady. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Gina | 6/30/2013

    " Reflections on the life of a wonderful woman. Everyone can learn a little from reading this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Monica Albright | 6/30/2013

    " I didn't know that Lucimarian was from Akron. That was a fun surprise! And to know where the church is that she grew up in was really neat. There were a lot of God moments when I was reading this. I am blessed to have picked up this delight. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Julie M | 3/22/2013

    " Heartwarming; a good read. I really like Robin Roberts so I was interested in the mother-daughter relationship. It was more (predictably) a memoir by Lucimarian, of course! "

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About the Author

Lucimarian Roberts (1924–2012) was born in 1924 in Akron, Ohio, and was the first person in her family to go to college. In 1946 she graduated from Howard University, where she met her future husband, Lawrence Roberts. Together they had four children. During her life she served as director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, New Orleans Branch, chair of the Mississippi Department of Education, and as a board member for the Boys and Girls Club of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. In 2011 she received the Medgar W. Evers Lifetime Achievement Award from the Gulfport branch of the NAACP.