Yvonne Battle-Felton (Remembered), Keisha Bush (No Heaven for Good Boys), and Melanie S. Hatter (Malawi’s Sisters) discuss their acclaimed literary fiction, exploring themes of family, memory, and the affirming power of love.
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“Remembered is stay-up-later-than-intended fiction. Its women are enthralling in their three-dimensionality, inspiring and flawed in equal measure… Full of subtle magic, steady resilience, and characters you’ll feel like you know, Remembered is a force to be reckoned with. Potently of-the-moment, Yvonne Battle-Felton’s novel is both current and able to stand the test of time.”—Foreword Reviews, starred review
“[A] powerful, Dickensian debut novel… Bush is a born storyteller, who knows how to speak in the language of the boys she brings to life. They are hungry and they want love—the latter being the word most often used in this devastating, drawn-from-real-events story.”—Literary Hub
“[Malawi’s Sisters] is both timely and well executed. We rarely see the private side of the devastating aftermath of police / vigilante / help-seeking and shot-related deaths that this writer describes here in such a suspenseful and nuanced manner. This is the kind of book that might encourage and inspire in-depth conversations and discussions and help readers think more deeply about a subject they might have mistakenly thought they knew all about.”—Edwidge Danticat, judge of the inaugural Kimbilio National Fiction Prize