An American Marriage book cover

Review: An American Marriage

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones is a highly lauded novel that has won awards and accolades from Oprah, NPR, New York Times, USA Today, People magazine and the Washington Post. Even my hero Barack Obama said the book is “A moving portrayal of the effects of a wrongful conviction on a young African-American couple.”

Before We Were Yours, a review

Historical fiction strikes my fancy only when the history is far removed from my own lifetime. The 1960s and ‘70s aren’t that far behind for someone just starting their 60th spin around the sun. And so, learning for the first time about an adoption scandal that rocked this country’s sensibilities in the 1940s was not