Women in pain are drawn to The House of Light in rural Ponca, Oklahoma--refuge of Abyssinia Jackson, M.D. It is here that three women will find strength and regain control of their lives. Vennie, an over-worked and disrespected "day girl," comes to Abyssinia with pained and tired feet. Pearline is a buxom beauty who bears the scars and bruises from her jealous ex-husband’s constant beating. The independent Zenobia, an impassioned blues singer will learn to open herself to new friendships and possibly even love from a man on the other side of town. Filled with inspiring, lyrical prose and honest characters, House of Light is the joyous story of a community brought together by love and decency and bound by the ideal of helping others help themselves.
©2001 Joyce Carol Thomas (P)2001 Recorded Books, LLC
Everybody who is bad turns good again and gets saved. Praise the Lord. Blah, blah, blah.
In fairness, there are some intriguing characters but there are a lot I just want to smack for their foolish behavior and the predictable outcomes.
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