Unlike the books I shy away from, this one sounds like something I might like:
This highly praised debut novel by a renowned African-American playwright/essayist is a gritty yet warm and inspiring story of hope, love, and homecoming.Inspiring. Hope. Love. Home. All those lovely, comfort words with a touch of grit tossed in to keep it from getting boring. I'll let you know whether I think it lives up to its press when I've finished it.
from the blog On My Mind Today