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Many Lives - Many Stories

Rational Women

 

A first collection of short stories about contemporary women, various ages and stages, grappling with the delicate balance between reason and the passions of the heart. Are we the rational creatures we mean to be? 

Making the best decision is a way of finding our best selves.

On the night of President Obama's second election, a black girl stands her ground against an assault by a white boy. No one disputes the evidence; however, a judge will decide if she goes to trial. Waiting in the courtroom is her blended family: black, white and brown. Intersecting fictional biographies reveal the struggles that have led them to this moment in time and shed light on the challenges of the modern-day challenge of the millions of Americans grappling with prejudice still. 

"A novel of resonant stories that combine to form a powerful medication on race."
Kirkus Reviews, March 3rd, 2014

Ten years after Nell lost her husband and son in a tragic accident, she remains a solitary soul, mired in memory. When Anna, Nell's best friend and lifeline, is the victim of another accident, Nell leaves her reclusive existence in New York City to join Anna's family and friends in a vigil. However, what no one knows is the promise Nell made to Anna to protect her right to die. Can she risk losing her last friend?

 

A tale of friendship, betrayal and learning to let go, or not.