February 27, 2022

Short Story Sunday: The Last Suspicious Holdout: Stories

Short Story Sunday is a bookish meme hosted by Literary Marie. I encourage all of my fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along.
  • Read a short story.
  • Share your review/recommendation below.
  • Include the title, author and series name.

"Between profits and prophets." ~ 32%

Discover historical fiction through relationships in a Black neighborhood from the late 1980s to the eve of President Obama's inauguration. The story takes place in an unnamed Southern suburb. Each story features Black families, friends and neighbors. They explore education, healthcare, politics and the "war on drugs." (Remember that, 80s babies?)

I am not a fan of short story collections but The Last Suspicious Holdout held my interest throughout. It disregards stereotypes and gives a fuller look into the life of Black Americans. It celebrates Black resilience and I am here for it! This is a good short story collection for Black History Month. 

Happy Early Pub Day, Ladee Hubbard! The Last Suspicious Holdout: Stories will be available Tuesday, March 1.

Disclaimer: An advance copy was received directly from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Opinions are my own and would be the same if I spent my hard-earned coins.

Title: The Last Suspicious Holdout: Stories
Author: Ladee Hubbard
Published: March 2022
Pages: 208
Edition: Galley
Genre: Historical Fiction
Rating: 🖤 🖤 🖤

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