For fans of reality TV and the Bachelor/Bachelorette franchise, this book captures and playfully mocks all the best and worst things of the show we love to hate. You'll be smitten with Bea, the first plus-size lead in "Main Squeeze", as she goes on her journey to find love and secure the bag in a show that was never made for someone like her. Heartfelt, witty, and just pure joy, this is exactly what you'll need this summer.
Fran Ross’s “Oreo” has been a secret love of mine since I first stumbled across it. It’s a sexy, irreverent, gloriously crafted, hysterical, stunner of a novel. Ross code switches and backflips between Yiddish and Ebonics, as we follow our biracial (Black and Jewish) narrator’s journey to find her white father. Written in 1974 and gaining new attention with its recent republication, this novel is years ahead of its time and deserving of its cult classic status.
This collection is near and dear to my heart. I read it when I need to fall back in love with the world again. "River, river/listen, I understand the urgency. I am/flood waters running; I am dirt ditch rising./ A constant glutton for the outpouring pond./I am desperately thing to return to gone."