A postcard from Accidents of Marriage, releasing Sept. 2. Read an excerpt here.
Trailer written and designed by Randy Susan Meyers, Nancy MacDonald and Sophie Schmid.
Original music by Cidny Bullens
Note: Readers have written, asking what happens to Savannah, who is six years old when “The Comfort of Lies” ends. This epilogue was in the original manuscript—I thought some readers would enjoy seeing how my lovely girl (I adored her every minute of writing the book) made out.
WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!!!
Don’t read this before reading THE COMFORT OF LIES, unless you like your ends first!
“SAVANNAH AT FOURTEEN”
Long ago, the Wind and the Sun fought about who was the stronger. Suddenly they saw a traveller coming down the road, and the Sun said: “I see a way to decide our dispute. Whichever of us can cause that traveler to take off his cloak shall be regarded as the stronger. You begin.” So the Sun retired behind a cloud, and the Wind began to blow as hard as it could upon the traveler. But the harder he blew the more closely did the traveler wrap his cloak round him, till at last the Wind had to give up in despair. Then the Sun came out and shone in all his glory upon the traveler, who soon found it too hot to walk with his cloak on. Aesop’s Fables
“When Baba Segi awoke with a bellyache for the sixth day in a row, he knew it was time to do something drastic about his fourth wife’s childlessness. He was sure the pain wasn’t caused by hunger or trapped gas; it was from the buildup of months and months of worry.”
Here’s today’s reason we should support independent bookstores. Not long ago, I was browsing deep into the shelves of the Porter Square Bookstore, way past the “New Releases!” and “Staff Picks!!” tables, when the spring green binding of The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives by Lola Shoneyin drew me. I’m not sure I would have found it any other way, so thank you reading karma that led me to Porter Square and Shoneyin’s book that day.