Tuesday, May 17, 2011

If Sons, Then Heirs - Lorene Cary

If Sons ,Then Heirs by Lorene Cary
At a time when African American families were discouraged from owning land from the laws, to threats, to all out violence, King Needham managed to acquire land for his family, in South Carolina. After King's death most of the family moves to Philadelphia fearing for their own lives. The only one who stays is King's widow Selma and she will not be moved. For decades Selma's carried the burden of protecting Needham's land all alone. Finally Selma allows Rayne her great grandson, who she raised to help. Rayne's in his early thirties and owns a small construction company. Lillie his girlfriend has a seven year old son named, Kahlil.

This is a gorgeous story about a family, blending the past and present. One of the stories many strengths is character development and their complex relationships I loved losing myself in this families saga.

read a sample courtesy of the Simon& Schuster

Lorene Cary's guest post @ White Readers Meet Black Authors

2 comments:

BrownGirl said...

Looking forward to this one. I remember reading Cary's memoir Black Ice in college many moons ago.

Vasilly said...

I have this one of my tbr list though I didn't know what it was about. I can't wait to read it.