This "tender coming-of-age story" (Essence) follows Mariah Santos as she moves from an idyllic childhood of hot-plate food and blues on the radio in the company of her mother, to a stormy adolescence with her fierce, forbidding spinster aunts, to a slow, painful journey of self-discovery as she seeks out the father she never knew. A richly textured tale of sorrow, sensuality, and triumph, Soul Kiss marks the debut of an outstanding new literary voice.
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Review: Soul Kiss: A NovelUser Review - Sarah - Goodreads
This is easily one of the most beautifully written coming of age stories I've ever read. At 200 pages, there's no reason not to pick this one up. Pure poetry and emotion. Read full review
Review: Soul Kiss: A NovelUser Review - Shirma - Goodreads
This is my second book by Shay Youngblood, the first was Black Girl in Paris and I enjoyed that one much more than Soul Kiss. Not to say that this one was not an enjoyable read. Soul Kiss is the story ... Read full review