Sassafrass, Cypress and Indigo: A Novel
Sassafrass, Cypress and Indigo is the story of three "colored girls," three sisters and their mama from Charleston, South Carolina: Sassafrass, the oldest, a poet and a weaver like her mother, gone north to college, living with other artists in Los Angeles and trying to weave a life out of her work, her man, her memories and dreams; Cypress, the dancer,who leaves home to find new ways of moving and easing the contractions of her soul; Indigo, the youngest, still a child of Charleston—"too much of the south in her"—who lives in poetry, can talk to her dolls, and has a great gift of seeing the obvious magic of the world.
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Wonderful!User Review - Reader86 - Borders
I have read this well-rounded coming of age tales many times. I couldn't put the book down. The characters are alive, the plot is realistic, and it's an enjoyable, empowering read! I fully recommend this to all females and males readers. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - realsupergirl - LibraryThing
"So Cypress learned to see other people as themselves, and not as threats to her person." This line, and this novel, changed the way I conceptualize relationships. I'm still learning. Read full review