Gallery Books/Karen Hunter Publishing, Hardcover, 9781439158906, 400pp.
Publication Date: September 22, 2009
E. Lynn Harris has wowed millions of readers with his signature blend of complex drama and undeniable heart that permeates his novels. Recently included on Ebony ’s “Most Intriguing Blacks” list, and Savoy ’s “100 Leaders and Heroes in Black America,” the award-winning Harris returns with another sure-fire winner in Mama Dearest —an irresistible tale featuring the incomparable heroine who first appeared in Not a Day Goes By and Any Way the Wind Blows , two of Harris’s most popular and bestselling novels.
Ambitious singer, actress, and Broadway bombshell Yancey Harrington Braxton is on top of the world when the sudden reappearance of a long-lost daughter turns her world upside down. But when Yancey learns that her daughter wishes to follow in her mother’s dramatic footsteps, she begins to make peace with the past she’s struggled to keep hidden. A sweeping novel about mothers and daughters, secrets and lies, Mama Dearest will capture and enchant audiences everywhere.
Karen Hunter is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, a celebrated radio talk-show host, and co-author of numerous New York Times bestsellers, including Confessions of a Video Vixen, On the Down Low, and Wendy's Got the Heat. She is also an assistant professor in the Film & Media Department at Hunter College