“…a book to pass on to the generations.”
Suzette D. Harrison has written a masterpiece. In her novel, Taffy, she has written what most novelists aspire to and never do achieve. Reading it provides an experience most readers incessantly search for and rarely find. This book is beautifully written, rich, and deeply musical. Ms. Harrison has a great ear for dialogue and a gift for humor. Her sense of language is refreshing in its originality, her use of syntax inventive. But make no mistake about it, this is a deep book, which will take you to the heart of the human stain. It is a work for the heart as well as the mind. The irresistible urge to turn its pages stems from a sense of both celebration of the language and terror for its inhabitants. Centered around the small, southern Black town of Bledsoe, in 1935, Taffy takes us into a world and a time few of us still living have ever known, and includes a varied cast of deftly developed characters, but even given those who are despicable, diabolical, and even maniacal, this is a setting even fewer of us will want to leave. Taffy is a book to pass on to the generations. Thank you, Ms. Harrison.David Covin, Blue Nile Press
“…a novel rich with Southern charm.”
Suzette Harrison has written a novel rich with Southern charm. Layered with intricate plots and sub-plots, all of Ms. Harrison's characters are larger than life and leap off the page at you. Another superb job by Ms. Harrison in blending the intricacies of personalities and family into characters we can't get enough of!
Anna Dennis, author of Who Will Hear My Screams?
“…you’ll quickly come under its spell.”
Experiencing "Taffy" stirs fond memories of classics like "Beloved" and "The Color Purple." But make no mistake, Suzette D. Harrison’s own unique voice and heartfelt storytelling is in abundant evidence here. Her novel’s compelling imagery celebrates themes like sisterhood, tradition and a woman’s extraordinary resilience when challenged on every side. "Taffy" is a poignant mix of drama and rich characters—along with a provocative twist to cap it all off. Read it and you’ll quickly come under its spell.Ronn Elmore, Psy.D., author of How to Love a Black Man
“…a poignant story of enduring love, hope, despair, and redemption.”
Taffy is a poignant story of enduring love, hope, despair, and redemption—an intricately-woven portrayal of African-American culture in the 1930s. Vividly realistic characters, colorful dialogue, and rich imagery combined with rare paranormal elements make Taffy a memorable read.Shobhan Bantwal, author of The Dowry Bride and other novels