Synopses & Reviews
A debut novel that breaks the molds of stereotypes and deftly blends the earthy and the divine, The Song My Soul Remembers tells the haunting story of a woman's spiritual coming of age. Mayeve Taylor embarks on life in a three-stoplight Southern town in the fifties. In the dead letter that is her life, she discovers one friend who rings true?Champ, a black youth with knowledge of things beyond his years. In spite of the times, Champ and Mayeve forge a lasting friendship. When Mayeve's brother murders their stepfather in a fit of rage, evidence points to an innocent Champ, and he takes the fall. Shattered and looking for love and redemption in any guise, Mayeve inters her shameful secrets and recreates herself as Eve. Her determination to find meaning in a moonstruck world, leads Eve to surprising revelations and the book to a poignant, bittersweet ending that leaves the heroine poised for a sequel.