The toast of Europe, Josephine Evans had spent 30 years abroad establishing her reputation as one of the finest actresses of her generation. In Amsterdam, she redefined who and what an African American diva could be, and her legions of loyal fans loved her for it. But when a war she didn't even understand suddenly makes her the target of angry anti-American protests, Josephine is forced to return to America to see if she can find a new definition of home. Camping out with her granddaughter in Atlanta's West End, Josephine tries to reclaim her old life even as she scrambles to shape her new one. An unexpected reunion with an old friend, Abbie Allen Browning, soon offers her a chance to set things right. Rallying with Abbie against an unscrupulous land developer who threatens to tear the community apart, Josephine finds herself playing the most important role of her life, as she shows her neighbors what courage really is and learns the real meaning of coming home.More
"An irresistible story filled with fun, sexy, interesting characters....[Cleage is] at the top of her form." (Essence)
"Exciting, fast-moving....reads like an African American, Southern version of Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City....The stories intersect, spawning misunderstandings, deceptions, betrayals, broken promises and double crosses. It's all great fun." (The Washington Post)
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as good as it gets
- Angelina Lovie