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Publisher Comments:

“A wonderful, jazzy, exciting read.”

–Nikki Giovanni, author of Acolytes

Broke and burned-out from grad school, Shay Dixon does the unthinkable after receiving a “vision” from her de facto spiritual adviser, blues singer Nina Simone. She phones Nona, the mother she had all but written off, asking if she can come home for a while.

When Shay was growing up, Nona was either drunk, hungover, or out with her latest low-life guy. So Shay barely recognizes the new Nona, now sober and with a positive outlook on life, a love of gardening, and a toddler named Sunny. Though reconciliation seems a hard proposition for Shay, something unmistakable is taking root inside her, waiting to blossom like the morning glories opening up in Nona’s garden sanctuary.

Soon Shay finds herself facing exciting possibilities and even her first real romantic relationship. But when an unexpected crisis hits, even the wise words and soulful melodies of Nina Simone may not be enough for solace. Shay begins to realize that, like orange mint and honey, sometimes life tastes better when bitter is followed by sweet.

“Carleen Brice has woven her talent for storytelling into a funny, sad, and perceptive novel that speaks to all of us who navigate less-than-perfect relationships with our parents or children.”

–Elyse Singleton, author of This Side of the Sky

“Brice deftly shows the importance and joy of understanding our past and not only forgiving those who hurt us, but loving them in spite of that hurt. Readers of Terry McMillan and Bebe Moore Campbell will find a new writer to watch.”

–Judy Merrill Larsen, author of All the Numbers

Synopsis:

A wonderful, jazzy, exciting read.

Nikki Giovanni,

Synopsis:

Left broke and burned out after graduate school, Shay Dixon makes the decision to reunite with her alcoholic mother and discovers a changed woman, who is now sober, with a positive outlook on life, a love of gardening, and a darling toddler named Sunny, in a debut novel about the extraordinary power of healing, forgiveness, and redemption. Original. 15,000 first printing.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307497178
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Subject:
Family & Relationships : Marriage
Author:
Brice, Carleen
Author:
Carleen Brice
Subject:
Mothers and daughters
Subject:
Reconciliation
Subject:
General
Subject:
African-American women
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Self-Help/Relationships
Subject:
Fiction : General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20080212
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
324

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » African American » General
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » Family Life

Orange Mint and Honey: A Novel
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Product details 324 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780307497178 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A wonderful, jazzy, exciting read.

Nikki Giovanni,

"Synopsis" by , Left broke and burned out after graduate school, Shay Dixon makes the decision to reunite with her alcoholic mother and discovers a changed woman, who is now sober, with a positive outlook on life, a love of gardening, and a darling toddler named Sunny, in a debut novel about the extraordinary power of healing, forgiveness, and redemption. Original. 15,000 first printing.
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