Tuesday, February 23, 2021

The Secret Life of Church Ladies

Desire. The characters in the nine stories by Deesha Philyaw in the collection titled, The Secret Lives of Church Ladies, all find themselves struggling with desire and passion. The wide age range of the Black women in these stories provides a variety of ways in which relationships develop. Their longings are usually hidden but are no less real. Philyaw’s insight into human behavior is wise, and her prose and character development will bring each character to vivid display within a handful of pages. There’s an intensity underlying each story, and Philyaw manages the exposure of that with great skill. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Secret Life of Church Ladies from amazon.com.

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