I just starting reading this new novel, Searching For Tina Turner, by Jacqueline E. Luckett and I can see why it is already getting a lot of buzz among book/writer circles. It's soooooo good.
The novel follows the character, Lena Spencer, who after 25 years of being a wife and mother faces an ultimatum around those aspects of her life. Choosing to live for herself... again, Lena sets out on her own to see if the second half of her life can mirror the same renewal as Tina Turner experienced in her life post-Ike.
I enjoyed learning about the author through her website and blog. There's also her Facebook fan page.
Most cool... we're both alums (but different years) of the VONA Writers of Color Program, held at University of San Francisco each year. If you're an aspiring writer, you may find VONA very affirming to your creative process. I did.
Anyway, Searching For Tina Turner is a good read for anyone starting the new year with new ideas on how life is or can be for them. Also, it could be a good read if you're trying to gain insight into issues your parents may have faced, or are currently facing, in their relationship or marriage.
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