I loved her book “Women Talking” and I loved this one equally. These are both thought provoking stories, an element I enjoy very much, as well as self reflective. It’s narrated by a child writing to her father, a father who abandoned her and her mother, and she has been given this assignment by her Grandma. Swiv, in turn, assigns Grandma to write letters to her pregnant mother’s unborn baby. Swiv (the narrator) spends most of her time with her grandmother who LOVES life and has chosen to celebrate it each day, despite not being the product of a happy life. As Grandma says “The only way to survive is Love” and it’s a choice. How does Grandma do it? Will Swiv choose it? A tribute to the strength of women and love across three generations.
A seriously wicked and funny ghost story! Taking place in Minnesota and over a span of one year, Formerly incarcerated Tookie is learning to live a new life as a bookseller while trying to understand all that occurs in Minneapolis during a year of grief, astonishment, isolation and furious reckoning. Somehow solving the haunting of Flora, their bookstore ghost, will help. It will pull you in and Tookie’s sense of humor is, simply, wickedly funny!