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A DIFFERENT KIND OF BLUES
by Gwynne Forster

Genre: Mainstream, Multicultural

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While the plot of Forster's novel seems interesting, the characters are completely unbelievable and devoid of emotion. Their reactions to traumatic and disturbing circumstances are unrealistic. The idea of the main character succumbing to her illness is stressed so heavily that it makes the conclusion of the book utterly predictable.

Faced with an illness that
she believes will cut her life short in mere months, Petra takes her minister's advice and tries to make amends
with everyone she has wronged in
her lifetime, including her daughter, whose father's identity she has never revealed. In her quest to clear her name before reaching the pearly gates, Petra takes a tour around the country and finds love for the first time. (Dafina, Oct., 320 pp., $14.00)

Reviewed By: B. Nakia Garner

Publisher: Dafina

Published: October 2008

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