Documentary-Like Memoir of a Mother Who Made “A Way Out of No Way”

Book review: The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother's Life in the Detroit Numbers, by Bridgett M. Davis (Amazon / Book Depository) Professor and novelist Bridgett M. Davis's mother Fannie was a number runner. Even before she understood exactly what that was and meant, Davis understood she had to keep what her mother did... Continue Reading →

A Daughter After Her Mother: Rich Storytelling of Memoir and Murder

Book review: After the Eclipse, by Sarah Perry Amazon She believed in the souls of¬†housecats and in the melancholy of rainy days. She believed in hard work, and the energy she poured into her job -- hand-sewing shoes at a factory -- seemed boundless...She was terrified of birds, at close range, and moths, at any... Continue Reading →

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