A New Day - Book Review

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A New Day written by Margaret Johnson-Hodge was the first book I have read by a female black author. She became serious about writing when she attended a workshop with another writer Brenda Conno-Bey. She lives in the northeastern United States. This book features two people: Carol Anne McClementine and Max Scutter. They came from two different social and financial backgrounds. Max had a master's degree in finance and was successful while Carol Anne was …

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…and brought out a lot of emotion. From Carol Anne struggles to complicated relationship and the handling of everyday life and the misfortunes she went through. I particularly liked the way in which the author used words to describe thoughts, events, situation etc. For example "seduced by memory", such expression causes one to think just how good that memory was and how it must have overwhelmed Carol Anne. This book truly deserves "two thumbs up".