Described as “Bridget Jones Diary” meets “Americanah” is an understatement. That description really doesn’t do the justice that Williams puts into this novel which describes in an honest and bold manner how black women are treated in relationships and how it affects them emotionally and behaviorally. Don’t let the humor blind you to the painful realities of how society has built in prejudices that as a white person you may not recognize. With her texting posse of friends, Queenie navigates through the turmoil that has become her life at this particular point in time. Super enjoyed this.
With this little ditty, I was hooked. I had never heard of this tradition of matching foods to a person’s confessed sins, and then having a designated person eat those foods to take the sins upon themselves and send the dead person to a happier place, sin free. This historical novel revolves around May, a shunned orphan girl in 16th century England, who by becoming a sin-eater, also falls into palace intrigue and murder.