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Free download ã PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB æ Deesha Philyaw The Secret Lives of Church Ladies explores the raw and tender places where black women and girls dare to follow their desires an. These are wonderful stories I love the focus on black women and their inner and outer lives Philyaw’s voice is distinct and textured The stories are beautifully crafted A lovely collection

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Read The Secret Lives of Church Ladies ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ô The Secret Lives of Church Ladies explores the raw and tender places where black women and girls dare to follow their desires and pursue a momentary reprieve from being good The nine stories in this collection feature four generations of character Ng with who they want to be in the world caught as they are between the church's double standards and their own needs and passio. I first saw this book when Kiese Laymon retweeted the author’s thank you for his blurb I was intrigued by the title and gorgeous coverThis short story collection is one of the best I have read I finished the collection in 2 days I would have read the entire collection in one sitting but I stopped to meditate on the 4th storyThe author writes the first sentence of each of the stories to draw the reader in Once you are in the story unfolds over a few pages and the reader can identify with the setting and characters The concluding sentences wrap the short stories up in a way that is satisfying to the reader but still could be fleshed out to a novella or novel Lovers of short stories will enjoy this collectionThe stories are not bible study stories They do have church and Christian elements Many of the stories explore topics that are not often discussed in church settingsI was given the opportunity to review an advanced copy of this book via NetGalley

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The Secret Lives of Church LadiesD pursue a momentary reprieve from being good The nine stories in this collection feature four generations of characters grappli. I chose this book initially because I loved the cover it's so great and was also intrigued by the title I have been wanting to read broadly to get fresh perspectives and to pick up books by authors of color despite being a POC myself my books tend largely toward white authors and I grew up in a predominantly white culture This book definitely gave me insight into the lives of Black women and while I usually steer clear of short stories because I feel I am just getting into the characters when the narrative ends I thought each of these were well done vignettes that didn't leave me needing There was sorrow than joy in these stories and loss of belief than faith The melancholy bitterness rage and sorrow is occasionally tempered by joy self discovery and resolve in these stories and I did finish it feeling like I had gotten a peek into the lives of Black women today As a practicing Christian these stories were heartbreaking to me It felt like no one's faith made much of a difference in how they lived their lives that instead the church had scarred instead of supported them They were rightfully jaded by the hypocrisy This rings true but is hard to read anyway Although very different I think this would be a good comp with American Housewife by Helen Ellis