What should a reader expect from When Stars Rain Down?
Readers should expect to feel everything my characters feel: happiness, sadness, joy, pain, hopelessness, and redemption. My hope is that just like in life, my readers will feel the up and down nature of what it means to be Black people in the rural south in the 1930s. I know for many that era feels so long ago, but really, it was just a blink of an eye backward in time. My goal as a writer is to show every reader how much they have in common with my characters no matter who they might be because what unites us are the emotions we all feel. Maybe someone doesn’t know what it feels like to have the Klan show up at their home, but they know fear, sadness, anger, desperation…if I can help readers connect with these stories on a visceral level, then maybe we all can begin the difficult job of seeing that we are more alike than we think.
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Angela Jackson-Brown is an award-winning writer, poet, and playwright who is a member of the graduate faculty of the Naslund-Mann Graduate School of Writing at Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky.
Surrounded by the disapproval of their families and the scorn of the public, Eva and Courtland must decide if the values they hold most dear—including love—are worth the loss of their dreams . . . and everything else. 18-year-old Opal is a young Black woman working as a housekeeper in a small Southern town in the 1930s—and then the Klan descends. A moving story that confronts America’s tragic past, When Stars Rain Down is both heartwarming and heart-wrenching.
Publisher : Thomas Nelson (April 13, 2021)
Language : English
Paperback : 368 pages
ISBN-10 : 0785240446
ISBN-13 : 978-0785240440
Item Weight : 10.2 ounces
Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.98 x 8.4 inches