Substitute Me


Product Details

Atria Books
Publish Date
5.32 X 8.16 X 0.98 inches | 0.01 pounds

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About the Author

Lori L. Tharps is the author of Kinky Gazpacho: Life, Love & Spain, named by as one of their top ten books for 2008, and the co-author of Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America. She is an assistant professor of journalism at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, where she makes her home with her husband and family. She doesn't have a nanny.


"A great read! I can only imagine the discussions this novel will stimulate in book clubs." --Kathleen Grissom, author of The Kitchen House
"With a perceptive and honest eye, Lori Tharps delivers a compelling story that eases us into the heart of a family. But, just as we settle in, we learn that all is not as it appears. Suspense follows, for we know the solution to the unfolding dilemma cannot come without pain." --Kathleen Grissom, author of The Kitchen House
"Book clubs: Substitute Me will give you so much to talk, laugh and argue about, you might want to schedule two meetings to discuss it. Days after finishing it, I'm still debating who the villain is. Lori Tharps has written a timely, engaging page-turner that every working mom in America should read!" --Carleen Brice, author of Children of the Waters
"Lori Tharps's warm and engaging novel about the struggles of juggling marriage, motherhood and a meaningful career focuses on a story we're each living, but also exposes the secrets we won't tell. An enjoyable read." --Heidi Durrow, author of The Girl Who Fell from the Sky
A fresh, fun, view of "the help" from a writer to watch. -- Benilde Little, author of Good Hair