I thought about quite a few novels to suggest for today but the one that stood out is Nowhere Is a Place, which I had the pleasure of reading last year. I took the time to read through all Bernice L. McFadden’s novels last year. It was great to see how she has developed over her writing career. She is a wonderful writer who knows how to create and to grow a character throughout a story. Sherry is haunted by an unexplained incident from when she was young and it leads her on a discovery of her family as an adult. It was hard to put this book down. I was completely engrossed and fell in love with Sherry and her straight shooting, hysterical mother, Dumpling. This would be a great place to start reading McFadden if you’re interested. Have you read Nowhere Is a Place? What titles of family sagas from African-American authors would you recommend?
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