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The uplifting story of a woman who cooks up a plan to bring her family back together and discovers that love, sharing, and a dash of daring are the secret ingredients that can turn dreams into reality.
Camille Broussard can remember a time when she had more pep in her stride and her single-story house was one of the nicest homes in the cozy, well-kept neighborhood of Watts. The devastation of the Watts riots and the ravages of Reaganomics, however, changed everything. Her neighbors have fled, the church pews are nearly empty at Sunday mass, and her own children have turned their backs on Watts and on the pride and values Camille instilled in them. But despite her hardships, Camille is not ready to give up on the family who has nourished her as she has nourished them.
Gracefully written, with a wonderful sense of humor, Crawfish Dreams is a high-spirited novel about family, responsibility, and the pursuit of personal happiness.
“A warm and funny tale of love and motherhood. . . . Will leave you smiling in recognition of the ties that bind us into family and community.” —Connie Briscoe, author of PG County
“[A] thoughtful, lovingly written tale of one woman’s quiet determination to survive.” —Kirkus Reviews
“A tasty tale of a proud Creole family in Los Angeles.” —The Seattle Times