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Review: A Long Time Gone by Karen White

Hardcover: 432 pages Publisher: NAL Hardcover (June 3, 2014) ISBN: 978-0451240460 Source: Publisher Nine years ago, Vivian Walker left her home in Mississippi, swearing never to return, following the lead of so many Walker women before. When her life takes a turn for the worse and goes spiraling out of control, Vivian finds herself returning […]

Review: Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler

Hardcover: 336 pages Publisher: St. Martin’s Press (February 12, 2013) ISBN-10: 1250014522 Source: Publisher Isabelle McAllister is a feisty eighty-nine year old woman. Over the years, she’s formed quite a friendship with her hairdresser, Dorrie Curtis, a single-black woman in her thirties. She’s followed Dorrie around as she’s moved from one salon to another, finally opening up her own. Yet what Isabelle […]

Review: Saving Ruth by Zoe Fishman

Paperback: 304 pages Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Original edition (May 1, 2012) ISBN-10: 006205984X Source: Publisher Ruth Wasserman is a young, curly haired Jewish girl living in a small town in Alabama.  All her life, she wanted to be everything she wasn’t: thin, blonde, and popular. Instead, she’s a prisoner to her food obsession and […]

Review: The Possibility of You by Pamela Redmond

Paperback: 384 pages Publisher: Gallery Books; Original edition (February 21, 2012) ISBN-10: 1451616422 Source: Publisher Three women from three different worlds. Each are forced to make a personal decision that influence subsequent generations. Bridget (1916)-A nanny for a young boy. She’s more of a mother to him that the woman who birthed him. When he […]

Review: The Improper Life of Bezellia Grove by Susan Gregg Gilmore

Hardcover: 272 pages Publisher: Crown (August 17, 2010) ISBN-10: 0307395030 Source: Publisher   In 1960’s Nashville, Bezellia Grove is the oldest daughter in a prominent family.  Her father is a doctor who would rather spend time with his patients than his own family, and her mother is a closet alcoholic. Bezellia and her sister are […]