Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson

The namesake of this novel is a dense, rum-soaked Caribbean fruit cake that weaves together the generational stories told in this story. We found ourselves on a journey from present-day Southern California to 1960s Caribbean where two siblings come together to learn about their late mother’s true origin story. We loved how this book immerses you in the history of these characters and breathes life to their story. This novel is an examination of identity drawn from the past; who we think we are based on what we’ve been told and how that changes when we learn our real history. here we come!