In African American books today we usually do not read true tales about women involved in drugs and violence but Grace After Midnight brings us just that.
Grace After Midnight is the memoir of Felicia "Snoop" Pearson who plays Snoop on HBO's The Wire. I have not watched The Wire yet so I asked Kevin if he had. He said when he saw her character he was sure she was a boy. Is anyone else out there confused? If so this book dispels the myth.
One of the coolest parts about being a bookseller is the advanced reader copies. I'm steadily devouring everything, new and old. Grace After Midnight found it's way in my hands at the Great Lakes Bookseller Association trade show Saturday night, by Sunday afternoon I had finished it. It was a quick read and the honesty was intriguing. Ms. Pearson speaks her mind with no apology. I found it refreshing, but . . . a little scary. Anyone reading Urban Fiction today will enjoy this book. It is Urban without the Fiction.
Grace After Midnight will be available November 1, 2007. Contact me to reserve a copy.