The Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson About the book: (from the publisher) Superheroes have always been Leia Birch Briggs’ weakness. One tequila-soaked night at a comics convention, the usually level-headed graphic novelist is swept off her barstool by a handsome and anonymous Batman.
Hum If You Don’t Know the Words by Bianca Marais About the book: (from the publisher) Life under Apartheid has created a secure future for Robin Conrad, a ten-year-old white girl living with her parents in 1970s Johannesburg. In the same nation but worlds apart, Beauty Mbali, a Xhosa woman in a rural village in the Bantu […]
Friends! In honor of mothers and daughters, I am delighted to bring you a treat today, thanks to my lovely friend, Paula Bicknell. Our friendship began many moons ago at a writers conference, and we have prayed and written and sought counsel together ever since. So it’s with great joy that I have the privilege […]
If you haven’t heard of it already, you probably will. Kim Michele Richardson’s novel debut, Liar’s Bench, has already created a stir in the literary world for its lyrical prose and haunting story. Here today to help celebrate its launch is Kim Michele herself. I’m delighted to host her on Story Matters today. About the […]
Barbara Mutch’s first novel tells a story of love and duty colliding on the arid plains of Apartheid-era South Africa. The Housemaid’s Daughter by Barbara Mutch About this book: (from the publisher) When Cathleen Harrington leaves her home in Ireland in 1919 to travel to South Africa, she knows that she does not love the man she is to […]
A young female attorney from New York City attempts the impossible in 1946: attaining justice for a black man in the Deep South. The Secret of Magic by Deborah Johnson About this book: (from the publisher) Regina Robichard works for Thurgood Marshall, who receives an unusual letter asking the NAACP to investigate the murder of a returning black […]