In the summer of 1979, two sisters, their mother and
grandmother set out in search of family history, but they find more
than they bargain for when they
reunite with a fourth-generation aunt.
Aunt Lilith yields a string of six husbands in her past –
five of them dead and the sixth who might be plotting to kill her.
Fearless and seasoned, she proceeds to colorize her nieces’ uninspiring
worlds by dancing with their inner demons and calling out the obstacles
they’ve constructed for themselves.
Beth is a worrywart who questions any action that could bend
a rule. Shay struggles to define herself and wrestles with her first
bitter taste of sexual harassment. Charlene battles hot flashes,
insecurities, and an overbearing mother-in-law. Marie keeps emotions trapped in a fragile prison. Each woman has
a secret. Each woman has a song.
As they tackle their complicated relationships, the women
learn of a scandalous transgression committed by their kinswoman, Opal
Barber. Could Opal’s crime be as bad as rumors suggest? And could her
secret be any more shocking than one of their own?
Narrated with the blend of drama, comedy, and sadness that
comprises every life, Benjamin weaves a tale that underscores the
changing culture for women in the 1970s and celebrates the timeless
resilience of perfectly flawed females.
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