"What really matters about making life joyful turns out to be the simple choices we make. These first-time authors do a splendid job of providing us with readings to support the notion that we are sisters still traveling life's road, finding our way, and enjoying the journey."
--Mona Lake Jones, The Color of Culture II
In a compilation of short stories, members of an all-female, African American book club share original tales inspired by real-life experiences that cover a wide range of relatable themes that include: Dealing with life threatening illnesses and exploration into ancestral ties; Encouraging parishioners to continue struggles in the segregated south and a church going con artist; Neighborhood relationships brought about by a car and family relationships as seen through the eyes of the young and younger; Challenging life after Jim Crow and Black survival in corporate America; A young child's escape from abuse and a military adolescent's transition from Europe to the states; and explorations into the myth of love at first sight and a casual girls' night out. We wrote about the things and people that matter in our lives.
Life Matters shares short stories that interweaves diverse characters and situations to provide a glimpse into different eras and challenges within African American history.