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  • Tea By The Sea by Donna Hemans

    Tea By The Sea is Donna Hemans new novel about grief, abandonment and agency. The story opens up in Jamaica, we meet a young man, Lenworth and a new born baby girl looking for a specific house in remote town outside of the second city- Montego Bay. Lenworth doesn’t know how to navigate this new […]

  • These Ghosts Are Family by Maisy Card

    These Ghosts Are Family is Maisy Card’s debut novel that features a multi-generational narration from 1700s to 2000s. These Ghosts Are Family opens with the revelation of Stanford Solomon’s three decade long secret- he is not who he says he is. Thirty years ago, Stanford Solomon, who is actually Abel Paisley assumed the identity of […]

  • Everything Inside by Edwidge Danticat

    Edwidge Danticat is the queen of short stories and she proves this again with her recently published Everything Inside. Everything Inside is a strong collection of stories filled with complex characters, all dealing with major issues, trying to navigate life with Haiti being sometimes at the center of the narrative. I am such a fan […]

  • Frying Plantains by Zalika Reid-Benta

    Frying Plantain by Zalika Reid-Benta is a sizzling and wonderous debut novel that you will fly through and absolutely love- I promise you! I sat down and read Frying Plantain in one sitting, it was utterly interesting and delightful. Frying Plantain is a collection of twelve interconnected stories that follows Kara Davis from elementary school […]

  • The Lesson by Cadwell Turnbull

    And they didn’t invade. They arrived… Cadwell Turnbull’s debut novel The Lesson  is unlike anything I have ever read before and I cannot stop talking about it and I didn’t want it to end. Set on the U.S. Virgin Islands, we meet the members of the community of Charlotte Amalie-like most Islanders, they are pretty […]

  • The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins

    That’s always been my trouble. Never knowing my place or being content in it.- Frannie Langston The Confessions of Frannie Langton is Sara Collins’ debut novel set to be released on May 19th, 2019, I recommend you pre-order now because it is an amazing read! Frannie Langston is a Jamaican slave brought to London by […]

  • Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

    I could not wait to get my hands on a copy of Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams mainly because the main character is a Jamaican. I was also drawn to this book because it is being dubbed as “Bridget Jones meets Americanah” and while I see why that is the case, in some (most) instances I […]

  • Augustown by Kei Miller

    For here is the truth; each day contains much more than its own hours, or minutes, or seconds. In fact, it would be no exaggeration to say that every day contains all of history. Augustown is the first book I have read by Kei Miller and I am in awe of this man’s writing. Released […]

  • Golden Child by Claire Adam

    “It was a mistake to expect anything from anyone; to behave as if anyone owed him anything; the truth of the matter is that anyone-friend, family, anyone- can betray you at any time, and you must be permanently on your guard.” I received an advanced reader copy of Claire Adam’s “Golden Child” from the amazing […]

  • Pain Tree by Olive Senior

    My friend Malene loan me her copy of  Pain Tree by Olive Senior. I had attended a book event earlier in the year and Malene read from one of the stories in “Pain Tree”. Just from the excerpt she read, I was utterly enthralled with Senior’s writing. I cannot believe it took me so long […]

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