Island Queen – Book Review

Thank you to the publisher William Morrow for this gifted book. “And don’t you ever take abuse or dim your light because of a fool. You’re remarkable. The rest of us are trying to catch up.” “You have to love yourself for more than a moment, ’cause moments pass.” —Island Queen, Vanessa Riley What book(s)Continue reading “Island Queen – Book Review”

What it Means When A Man Falls from the Sky: Stories

“Some people find it easy to be good when the going is good but lack the fortitude for hardship.” – What It Means When A Man Falls From the Sky What it Means When A Man Falls from the Sky, Lesley Nneka Arimah This collection of 12 stories was quite enjoyable. I had to steepContinue reading “What it Means When A Man Falls from the Sky: Stories”

Memorial Drive

Thank you to the publisher, Ecco Books, for the review book. “Perhaps this division is a metaphor [sleep paralysis] for the way I’ve lived all these years: the conscious mind struggling to move on, but the body resistant. The mind forgetting, the body retaining the memory of trauma in its cells.” Memorial Drive, Natasha TrethewayContinue reading “Memorial Drive”

A Kind of Freedom

“Well, I love her too, and I won’t have her fighting her way through this life. It’s already hard enough. I won’t make it harder, I can’t. I promised myself that.” A Kind of Freedom, Margaret Wilkerson Sexton This book follows 3 storylines starting with Evelyn in 1944 New Orleans, Jackie, one of Evelyn’s daughtersContinue reading “A Kind of Freedom”

Silver Sparrow

“Women on television have friends they can count on. My mother’s favorite TV show was The Golden Girls, about these four old ladies that live together…solving each other’s problems, being each other’s bridge over troubled water. With my Grandma Bunny a year in the ground, my mama didn’t have anybody but me.” Silver Sparrow, TayariContinue reading “Silver Sparrow”