Tuesday, February 8, 2000

Reviews: God Only Knows

Library Journal Review:

Knight, Xavier. God Only Knows. Grand Central. Mar. 2009. c.288p. ISBN 978-0-446-58239-1. pap. $13.99. CF

Julia Turner leaves her high-powered Chicago job to return to her home town of Dayton, OH, to take the job of superintendent of Christian Light, the private school she once attended. Twenty years ago, she and her friends had been involved in an accident that left fellow student Eddie Walker permanently injured. Eddie’s brother, now a detective, made a vow back then to find out what happened to his brother and who was involved; Julia must decide whether to come clean and risk everything. This taut inspirational urban tale will leave readers with deep questions to ponder. Certain to appeal to fans of Victoria Christopher Murray and ReShonda Tate Billingsley, this is recommended for public libraries and libraries with a demand for African American fiction. Knight is the pseudonym for Essence best-selling author C. Kelly Robinson (Not All Dogs; Between Brothers). Feb. 1.