Over the weekend, I read a Washington Post review of Breena Clarke's new novel, "Stand the Storm." According to Amazon.com:
"Even though Sewing Annie Coats and her son, Gabriel, have managed to buy their freedom, their lives are still marked by constant struggle and sacrifice. Washington's Georgetown neighborhood, where the Coatses operate a tailor's shop and laundry, is supposed to be a "promised land" for former slaves but is effectively a frontier town, gritty and dangerous, with no laws protecting black people."
You might be familiar with Breena Clarke's debut novel, River, Cross My Heart, which was an Oprah's Book Club pick. I look forward to meeting Sewing Annie Coats. Have you read Stand the Storm yet? Enjoy! UPDATE: You can listen to an NPR interview with Clarke by clicking here.