Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson: An estranged brother and sister come together as adults to listen to the recording their late mother has left them revealing the secrets of her life. The hearing of the recording is orchestrated by their mother’s lawyer in the house where she lived. In the freezer is one last black cake she tells her children they will share when the time is right—and they will know when that is. This debut novel is rich in adventure and detail with a cast of characters it is hard to forget.


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