Jim and Louella's Homemade Heart-fix Remedy
By Bertice Berry
(Broadway Books, Paperback, 9780767909891, 224pp.)
Publication Date: September 9, 2003
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A sizzling, smart, and utterly engaging novel about sex, love, folklore, and family history from the author of Redemption Song and The Haunting of Hip Hop.
With her characteristic sense of humor and a good dose of motherly wit, Bertice Berry spins the endearing tale of Jim and Louella Johnson, an elderly couple in a southern town who have settled into a marriage that has long lost its pizzazz. Louella, fed up with her lackluster love life, decides to contact her departed ancestors for some advice. Conjuring up her mother, grandmother, and aunt in a dream, she receives a delightful lesson in the art of reigniting the fires of love.
Even more startling, the Johnsons discover they can help others rejuvenate their passions, heal their hearts, and mend their souls
Written in language that is folksy yet eloquent, Jim and Louella's Homemade Heart-Fix Remedy is an uplifting and flat-out funny celebration of the connections between past and present, the importance of family, and the pleasures of the body and the heart.
BERTICE BERRY, Ph.D., is an inspirational speaker, sociologist, and former stand-up comedian. She is the author of for works of non-fiction and the novels Redemption Song and The Haunting of Hip Hop. She lives in San Diego, California.