Three thousand miles. That's how far Nate has to drive to get to Los Angeles, to satisfy the dreams of his wife Della and find a new life for them and their daughters. Coretta Scott King honor author Jewell Parker Rhodes develops an expansive narrative within the length of a short story of a man getting closer to a new home, but farther from his true self.
Mira longs to return to the bayou, to sit on her grandma's lap again and watch the fireflies dance through the air. But she ran off with Charlie, and now she's trapped in a high rise apartment with a wailing baby who shares his name. Can she resist becoming a prisoner in her own home, her own marriage, and her own life? From Coretta Scott King honor author Jewell Parker Rhodes.
New Orleans in the mid-nineteenth century: a city pulsing with an undercurrent of secret power. The source of this power is the voodoo religion, and its queen is Marie Laveau, the notorious voodooienne, worshipped and feared by blacks and whites alike. A mesmerizing combination of history, oral tradition, and storytelling, Voodoo Dreams reimagines the woman behind an enduring American legend.