One in a Million


Author: Kimberla Lawson Roby

Genre: Women’s Lives and Relationships; African American; Christian Fiction

Publication Date: 2008

Number of Pages: 183

Geographical Setting: Chicago, Illinois

Time Period: Present

Plot Summary: Kennedi Mason thinks that she has the perfect marriage with her husband Blake. After years of hoping and dreaming about this special moment, Kennedi can’t wait to share the good news with her husband; news that will change their lives for the better. But when Blake gets home, he has some news of his own that will turn Kennedi’s world into a tailspin. The aftermath of Kennedi and Mason’s announcements will set forth a series of events where lies and betrayal are uncovered. Kennedi will soon find out that perception is not reality.

Subject Headings: Divorce; Lottery Winner; Friendship; Betrayal; Extramarital Relations; Chicago – Fiction; African American

Appeal: Emotionally-charged, dramatic, flawed, poignant, satisfying, frank, insightful, engaging, conversational tone, passionate, sympathetic main character, fast-paced

Three Words or Phrases Best Describing this Book: Emotionally-charged, dramatic, flawed

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Chicken Soup for the African American Woman’s Soul by Jack Canfield (inspirational stories of African American women who, like Kennedi in One in a Million, withstood hardship and found success, includes quotes and stories from modern day heroines like Patti LaBelle, Halle Berry and Queen Latifah)

Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family by Condoleezza Rice (poignant, engaging, frank, story of Condoleezza’s childhood and how she made it to the White House)

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