My Blue Suede Shoes by Tracy Price-Thompson
Four Novellas

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A powerful collection of novellas by four leading African-American women writers, each tackling the terror of domestic violence.

In Other People’s Skin, Tracy Price-Thompson and TaRessa Stovall, along with writers Elizabeth Atkins and Desiree Cooper, took on intra-racial prejudice. The second book in their successful Sister4Sister Empowerment Series once again offers hope and healing, this time from the nightmare of abuse.

In Desiree Cooper’s Breakin’ It Down, a highly successful talk show host, haunted by the abandonment and self-loathing she felt as a child, is shocked to find herself inflicting the same abuse she experienced on her seven-year-old daughter. Tracy Price-Thompson’s Brotherly Love goes deep into the disturbing relationship between a beautiful, accomplished teenage girl and the seemingly dutiful brother who raised her after their parents’ death. TaRessa Stovall’s Breakin’ Dishes reveals the turmoil behind the scenes of a picture-perfect marriage as an angry wife beats her cheating husband. And in Elizabeth Atkins’s The Wrong Side of Mr. Right, an outwardly beaming bride-to-be comes to terms with the inner turmoil brought on by her emotionally abusive fiancé. In all four novellas, redemption and hope appear when a pair of blue suede shoes enters each woman’s life, helping her to overcome her challenges and stop the cycle of abuse.

A raw, engaging, and enlightening collection from beginning to end, My Blue Suede Shoes is as informative as it is entertaining.

About Tracy Price-Thompson

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Tracy Price-Thompson is the national bestselling author of Black Coffee and Chocolate Sangria, a Main Selection of the Black Expressions Book Club. A Brooklyn, New York, native, decorated Desert Storm veteran, and retired Army engineer officer, Price-Thompson is a Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Award finalist and a Ralph Bunche Graduate Fellow at Rutgers University who holds degrees in business administration and social work. She is currently working on her next novel and can be reached at
Published March 29, 2011 by Atria Books. 320 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Four different writers introduce strong African-American women who are forced to deal with their own variations of domestic violence.Despite of their affluence and confidence, the featured characters in this set of four novellas all struggle with insecurity and denial connected to abusive relatio...

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The Gainesville Sun

Marcus Robinson had just put a stunningly huge diamond on her finger after a whirlwind six-week courtship.But Marcus also was controlling, and in "The Wrong Side of Mr. Right," Charmaigne needed to listen to her inner self and the wise words of her best friend's Jamaican grandmother.

Apr 14 2011 | Read Full Review of My Blue Suede Shoes: Four Nov...

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