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 […]
Nicole Dennis-Benn’s debut novel explores living on the island of Jamaica. Masquerading behind a jovial gay cover in bright orange, yellow, and green, Here Comes the Sun, starts gently and insidiously goes places we aren’t prepared for. The novel revolves around three unlikable main characters – Delores, Margot, and Thandi, who form an unforgettable trio. […]
I’d never heard the words Kirk? Krak! and wondered what they meant when I picked this book up. Reading the back cover, I learned that storytellers say Krik? and listeners say Krak! in Haiti. Krik? Krak! is a poetic collection of connected short stories that explores the Haitian community in the United States and in Haiti. […]
Have you ever read a book that evoked so much emotion that you felt it was familiar and it made you shed a tear? That hasn’t happened to me in ages. Daughter begins with the story of Miriam and her daughter Aya. They are keeping things together and getting on the best they can with […]
Yesterday I spent a pleasurable day reading Annie John by Jamaica Kincaid. Wonderful quick read, only about 148 pages and beautifully written! This book was recommended to me by a friend who told me to start with Annie John but that she prefered other titles by Kincaid instead. I also have Lucy on the TBR […]
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