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HIS FIRST WIFE
by Grace Octavia

Genre: Mainstream, Multicultural

2008 African-American Fictional Novel Award Winner

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Octavia weaves an extraordinary tale. The characters are believable and extremely entertaining, and the final revelation is shocking. This fantastic novel should fly off the shelves!

Expectant mother Kerry Jackson gets a shock when she discovers that her husband has a mistress. Kerry confronts them and gets the surprise of her life when she is hauled off to jail.

Jamison can't believe that Kerry is
trying to break down his mistress's door. He tries to talk her into going home, but she tries to beat him up instead, which gets her arrested. Jamison does everything to get his family back, and almost succeeds. It also discovers who set him up. (Dafina, Oct., 304 pp., $15.00)

Reviewed By: Eleanor S. Shields

Publisher: Dafina

Published: October 2008

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