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It's a story about three generations of Southern black women who have lived, some left and then returned to their home in Memphis. There's really no plot. it's just their stories and how they have coped with life and the hardships and good times they have encountered. And one daughter's discovery that she has power to change her family's legacy. Summer 1995: Ten year old Joan, her mother, and younger sister flee her father's explosive temper and seek refuge at her mother's ancestral home in Memphis. This is not first time violence has altered the course of the family trajectory. Half a century earlier, Joan's grandfather built this majestic house in the historic Black neighborhood of Douglass only to be lynched days after becoming the first Black detective in the city. Joan tries to settle into her new life, but family secrets cast a longer shadow than any of them expected.





Tara M. Stringfellow