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Black cake : a novel

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"In this moving debut novel, two estranged siblings must set aside their differences to deal with their mother's death and her hidden past--a journey of discovery that takes them from the Caribbean to London to California and ends with her famous black cake. In present-day California, Eleanor Bennett's death leaves behind a puzzling inheritance for her two children, Byron and Benny: a traditional Caribbean black cake, made from a family recipe with a long history, and a voice recording. In her message, Eleanor shares a tumultuous story about a headstrong young swimmer who escapes her island home under suspicion of murder. The heartbreaking journey Eleanor unfolds, the secrets she still holds back, and the mystery of a long-lost child, challenge everythingthe siblings thought they knew about their family, and themselves. Can Byron and Benny reclaim their once-close relationship, piece together Eleanor's true history, and fulfill her final request to 'share the black cake when the time is right?' Will their mother's revelations bring them back together or leave them feeling more lost than ever? Charmaine Wilkerson's debut novel is a story of how the inheritance of betrayals, secrets, memories, and even names, can shape relationships and history. Deeply evocative and beautifully written, Black Cake is an extraordinary journey through the life of a family changed forever by the choices of its matriarch"--

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  • 25 of 58 copies available at Westchester Library System.

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Ardsley Public Library FICTION WILKERSON (Text)
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31000151283028
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Bedford Free Library FIC WIL (Text)
New Book
31002150874161
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Bedford Hills Free Library WILKERSON (Text)
New Book
31003151435762
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Briarcliff Manor Public Library FICTION WILKERSON (Text)
New Fiction
31036150959929
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Bronxville Public Library FICTION WILKERSON (Text)
Fiction
31004151830317
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Bronxville Public Library FICTION WILKERSON (Text)
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31004151838377
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Chappaqua Library FICTION WILKERSON (Text)
Express Item
31005153452349
Checked out
10/01/2022
Chappaqua Library FICTION WILKERSON (Text)
Fiction
31005500435864
Checked out
10/11/2022
Croton Free Library FICTION/WILKERSON (Text)
Fiction
31006151859071
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Dobbs Ferry Public Library WILKERSON (Text)
New Book
31007151416078
Checked out
09/28/2022
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