Black Girls Must Be Magic

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Harper Perennial
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5.2 X 7.9 X 0.7 inches | 0.45 pounds

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About the Author
Jayne Allen is a writer, producer, entrepreneur, and forever recovering lawyer. She is a proud native of Detroit and graduate of Duke University and Harvard Law School. Purposeful in centering and celebrating black women's societal contributions, Allen crafts transcultural stories exploring contemporary issues such as modern relationships, workplace and career dynamics, and the complexities of race. Her common themes include mental and physical health and highlight the importance of self-love and self-care--all with a healthy dose of warmth and humor. Allen is also the author of the bestselling Black Girls Must Die Exhausted trilogy, currently being adapted for television. She lives in Los Angeles.
"In Jayne Allen's debut novel, Black Girls Must Die Exhausted, readers are reminded of many ways Black women are not afforded tranquility, time or space to just be. . . .. What readers will discover is this: Black women figure it out. Whether Allen's characters are contending with a problematic manager at work, a husband's poor decisions or a grim diagnosis, they come together and empower one another with a web of understanding and love that is not available elsewhere in their lives, where they have to project an image of perfection. . . . Black Girls Must Die Exhausted is the first novel in a three-book series. If her opening salvo is any indication, Allen promises to show the relentlessness of the trauma Black women deal with every day leavened with the solidarity of friends who can relate."--New York Times Book Review on Black Girls Must Die Exhausted
"An impossible-to-put-down novel chronicling Tabitha Walker's extremely relatable journey through relationships--with men, friends, family, and most importantly, herself. With finely-drawn characterizations and touching life lessons, Jayne Allen paints Tabitha's "adulting" journey with heartbreaking, heartwarming strokes that stayed with me long after I'd finished reading. (On a personal note, as a Black woman who struggles with infertility, it's so refreshing that Allen sheds a light on this rarely-told story.) Sign me up for the trilogy!"--Tia Williams, award-winning author of The Perfect Find and Seven Days in June on Black Girls Must Die Exhausted
"Black Girls Must Die Exhausted is a smart, sophisticated portrait of three very different women, united in both their struggles and their joy. Allen seamlessly blends sharp social commentary with a heartwarming story of friendship between irresistibly complex characters. A fresh, punch-packing debut from an author to watch!"--Emily Henry, New York Times bestselling author of Beach Read on Black Girls Must Die Exhausted
"Allen shines in her second installment of a planned trilogy about a career-driven Black woman... Allen's sharp, frank prose advances the engaging plot. This bittersweet treat will have wide appeal with women's fiction fans."--Publishers Weekly
"Allen's solid follow-up to Black Girls Must Die Exhausted sees her characters navigating the many societal issues Black women face... Fans of Terry McMillan will enjoy this humorous and entertaining novel."--Library Journal
"The characters here are written in such a way as to make you feel like they're people you know in real life, so get ready to feel like you're hearing the latest on your friends. The issues they face are serious, but there is also humor throughout. You'll be ready to get your hands on the next in the series."--Book Riot
"A charming slice of life centered on a Black woman and her search for the life she deserves, this is a much-needed novel and series."--Nerdist
"Allen has a way of making the reader feel like they're part of the gang, or in the case of this book, part of the village.... hooks you in from start to finish."--The Suburban
"Masterfully written and pitch perfect, Black Girls Must Be Magic is, simply, magic."--Good Morning America