I finished reading “Black Cake” yesterday. I highly recommend it. Without giving away the story, I will say I loved the characters — and the story. The story opens in what was called the West Indies with a half Chinese, Black young girl who loves the ocean and swimming.
She learns to cook black cake with other women in her village. Black cake is a traditional cake at weddings in the Caribbean and plays a central role throughout the book.
The characters are all strong. The story covers three generations of the same family. The children are in their 40s when they discover secrets about their family’s past.
“Wilkerson debuts with a shining family saga that stretches from the 1960s Caribbean to present-day Southern California….Readers will adore this highly accomplished effort from a talented new writer.”
What books have you read lately that you can highly recommend? I need more good book ideas.
Sounds nice. I’ll check it out! Thanks for the recommendation
I’m in a book drought. Everything I seem to pick that sounds interesting turns out to be something I don’t want to read.
I went through that until a friend recommended “Black Cake.”
Sure…Cupcakes book, The Bayou Heist, which will be available on Amazon and at Barnes and Noble on May 1. Both already have it available as a preorder.
Wow! How exciting! 👍🏼
Thank you! I just changed the acknowledgments this morning for my beta readers and a few more things.
Awesome. I can’t wait to read the final edition.
You must have noticed the title change. Long story.
Yes. Maybe you should write a blog post about the title change?
Nah but I will answer any questions about my life as a writer and how I used my time.
Black Cake sounds like a great book — thanks for the recommendation! I just finished reading Remarkably Bright Creatures for my book club and it was incredible! An elderly women keeps busy with a janitorial job at the aquarium after her husband passes and befriends a resident octopus, who is able to offer clues into the mysterious death of her teenage son many years earlier. It’s smart with charming characters, and a captivating writing style… one of the favorite books in recent history!
Okay! That sounds fascinating. Thanks for the recommendation.
I’m with Erin…I’m almost done with “Remarkably Bright…” also for a book club and it’s unlike anything I’ve ever read! Thanks for the recommendation for “Black Cake”, Elizabeth! 🥰
With two recommendations I’m sold on “Remarkably Bright!”
Bright Creatures sounds interesting indeed. I’m going to look for it.
Three Women by Lisa Taddeo..I think. It’s crazy because it’s true.
I saw a Robert Altman film called Three Women decades ago. I’ll take a look at the book.
Sounds like an interesting book. Have you read Map of Love by Ahdaf Soueif?
No I haven’t. I haven’t heard of it before. What did you like about it?
Loved this book!!! I just read Killers of a certain age which I thought was clever and fun
“Black Cake” was such a great story with strong women. I will take a look of Killers of a Certain Age.
Black Cake sounds good. I just put a hold on it at the library. Thanks for the recommendation.
Let me know how you like it.