Black Cake is a powerful and emotional novel about family, love, and grief. When matriarchal figure Evelyn dies suddenly, the remaining members of her large family are left to grapple with their shared loss. Each deals with Evelyn’s death in their own way, but they are all ultimately brought together by the tragedy.Through it all, the bonds of love that tie them together never break. Powerful and moving, Black Cake is a testament to the strength of familial ties.
For who is this book for ?
This book is perfect for anyone who wants to read a moving story about family and love. It will especially resonate with those who have lost a loved one.
- The book is powerful and moving, capturing the complex emotions of grief.
- It explores the strength of family ties and how they can never be broken.
- The characters are well developed and relatable, making for a poignant story.
- The plot can be slow at times
- The characters don’t always feel authentic
- The ending may be unsatisfying for some readers
Learn more about the author
Charmaine Wilkerson is a graduate of Howard University and the author of Black Cake, which was published in 2017. A native of Washington D.C., Charmaine currently resides in Maryland with her husband and two young children.
“This beautifully written novel had me hooked from the beginning. The characters are rich and complex, and I found myself feeling like part of the family by the end. Highly recommend!”
“Charmaine Wilkerson has written a beautifully poignant and powerful novel about family, love, and grief. Black Cake is an emotional read that will stay with you long after you finish the last page.”
“Black Cake is a must read for anyone who wants to know what it means to be truly connected to family. This beautifully written novel will pull at your heartstrings and remind you of the importance of those bonds.”
“Black Cake is an incredibly powerful novel. Charmaine Wilkerson has a gift for weaving together complex characters and emotional narratives, and I was completely engrossed in the story from beginning to end. This is a moving exploration of family life, grief, and love.”