Friday, April 09, 2010

Till You Hear From Me

Looking forward to the newest release from Pearl Cleage, coming April 20, Till You Hear From Me.

The novel tells the story of Ida Dunbar, daughter of an old-guard Civil Rights leader and an Obama campaign staffer, who returns home to Atlanta after her father makes some controversial statements that go YouTube and might challenge her role with the Obama administration.

That's the short version. As always, there's a lot more than the online summary.

The good thing about Pearl Cleage's novels is that you always get socially conscious reflections, a bit of social justice and history, unapologetically black and proud characters, and conflicts rooted in the black experience and neighborhoods.

I never need to know what her novels are about to know I'm going to get a good read. Definitely check this one out.

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