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About the Author
Lisa Braxton is an Emmy-nominated former television journalist, an essayist, short story writer, and novelist. She is a fellow of the Kimbilio Fiction Writers Program and was a finalist in the William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition. She earned her MFA in creative writing from Southern New Hampshire University, her M.S. in journalism from Northwestern University, and her B.A. in Mass Media from Hampton University. Her stories have been published in anthologies and literary journals. She lives in the Boston, Massachusetts area.
"A book that is sensual, fraught, and above all, human."
-The Boston Globe
"This debut takes on the topic of gentrification of African American and immigrant neighborhoods...Themes of race, class and culture are skilfully woven throughout."
"An absorbing historical novel about the importance of community in shaping who you are and what you can accomplish."
"Brimming with vitality."
-Willl Medearis, author of Restoration Heights
"A novel about who you love and who becomes your home. A moving and skillful debut."
-Stephanie Powell Watts, author of No One Is Coming to Save Us
"Filled with big ideas...a thorough insight into intra-racial relations of the time."