By E. Lynn Harris
During this hotly expected end to his well known Invisible Life trilogy, E. Lynn Harris gives you a masterful story that lines the evolving lives of his cherished characters Nicole Springer and Raymond Tyler, Jr., and reintroduces readers to their respective fanatics, top acquaintances, and strength enemies. Abide with Me strikes among the worlds of recent York urban, the place Nicole has lately settled for you to pursue her dream of returning to the Broadway level, and Seattle, the place a late-night cell name from a U.S. Senator is ready to alter Raymond's lifestyles dramatically. Relationships and goals are proven as Harris deftly courses us towards this pleasing novel's conclusion.
Sexy and heartwarming in equivalent degree, Abide with Me will thrill new readers in addition to enthusiasts already conversant in Harris's targeted tackle the common subject matters of affection, friendship, and family. E. Lynn Harris has really performed it back.
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She dismissed me with a wave toward the door. I ran to check on the garden and returned to the bedroom within minutes. “It’s got a bunch of nasty old water in it, and the onions popped up out the ground. The greens and everything else look all right though,” I reported. “Good. We’ll still have somethin’ to nibble. Least ’til I can figure out what to do,” she sniffed, smoothing her hair back with her hand. She had cried so much there was a spot on the bed that was soaked with her tears. “Mama, what’s the matter?
Every evening I would sit on the front porch and wait for him like a spider. He brought home fruit for me, and sometimes discarded toys he found along the road. My eyes would light up when I spotted him struggling to make it the rest of the way home from the main road. I would jump up from my spot and run and leap into his arms, almost knocking him down. “Girl, can’t you see how tired I am,” he used to scold, all the while helping me climb onto his back. Then he would carry me back to the house.
A lot of people did that the first time they saw me. I was probably the only first grader in Ohio who weighed almost as much as an adult. Suddenly, and for a brief moment, I suspected and hoped that he was the grandfather I had never met. He was a heavyset man with copper-colored skin and sparkling brown eyes that looked out of place on his wide, flat, heavily lined face. His lips were thin for a Black man. I looked around for Mama. She appeared within seconds with a smile on her face that stretched from one side to the other.