It’s been a little while since I last did a cover reveal, so I am delighted to be ‘coming back’ with a belter of a cover for a novel that sounds RIGHT UP MY STREET!
Angie Cruz, author of Dominicana, has said that this book is ‘a book about parents who try and fail and then try again. An extraordinary cast of characters, nuanced and full of insight. Read this book.’
As a parent myself who has had her own fair share of ‘failures’ and is someone who refuses to give up, Angie Cruz’s quote makes me even more intrigued about the novel. So, who is ready for the cover?
Of course you all are! Without further ado, here is the cover for ‘What’s Mine and Yours’ by Naima Coster:
When a county initiative in the Piedmont of North Carolina forces the students at a mostly black public school on the east side to move across town to a nearly all-white high school on the west, the community rises in outrage. For two students, quiet and aloof Gee and headstrong Noelle, these divisions will extend far beyond their schooling. As their paths collide and overlap over the course of thirty years, their two seemingly disconnected families begin to form deeply knotted, messy ties that shape the trajectory of their lives.
On one side of the school integration debate is Jade, Gee’s steely, single, black mother, grieving for her murdered partner, and determined for her son to have the best chance at a better life. On the other, is Noelle’s enterprising mother, Lacey May, who refuses to see her half-Latina daughters as anything but white. The choices these mothers make will resound for years to come. And twenty years later, when Lacey’s daughters return home to visit her in hospital, they’re forced to confront the ways their parents’ decisions continue to affect the life they live and the people they love.
WHAT’S MINE AND YOURS is a sweeping, rich tapestry of familial bond and identity, and a sharp, poignant look at the ways race affects even the closest of relationships. With gorgeous prose, Naima Coster explores the unique organism that is every family: what breaks them apart and how they come back together.
Naima Coster’s novel, ‘Whats Mine and Yours’, is available to buy now in the format of e-book, however if, like me you adore the smell of brand new books, the hardback is set to be published on the 27th May and can be pre-ordered now from Amazon.
Hugest of thanks to Ellen for allowing me to help reveal the cover this afternoon! Let me know what you think of the book in the comments!