The Color of Love is a story of our moment, ripe with themes of identity, racism, family politics, and more, expanding the national conversation around these topics with a voice that comes from a fresh, multi-identity perspective: an adopted, mixed-race, natural-born Jewish woman.
This debut memoir is an utterly singular first-person narrative that will appeal to readers of other recent debuts such as Educated, Heart Berries, and All You Can Ever Know.
This inspirational story will appeal to a wide range of readers—from adoptees to Alzheimer’s caregivers—and its exploration of complex (often unspoken) social dynamics will resonate acutely with anyone who has been othered in spaces that are supposed to be safe—families, religious organizations, and friend groups.
Although much of the author’s childhood was marked by racism and trauma, at base this is a universal story about familial bonds and choosing love no matter what.
Marra is a producer of television and film, and there is an opportunity to use her high-profile contacts to increase visibility for the book.