In the Deep South old Mama Day, descended from a legendary slave, has intimations of the past and sometimes, as when her newly-married grand-niece Cocoa comes home to visit, disturbing presentiments of the future. The author also wrote "The Women of Brewster Place" and "Linden Hills".
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On the island of Willow Springs, off the Georgia coast, the powers of healer Mama Day are tested by her great niece, Cocoa, a stubbornly emancipated woman endangered by the island's darker forces. A powerful generational saga at once tender and suspenseful, overflowing with magic and common sense.
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Book Description Ticknor & Fields, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0091737230