The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw

The Secret Lives of Church Ladies

Deesha Philyaw with Janina Edwards (Narrator)

fiction contemporary literary short stories emotional reflective medium-paced

4 hours, 6 minutes | first published 2020

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The Secret Lives of Church Ladies explores the raw and tender places where Black women and girls dare to follow their desires and pursue a momentary reprieve from being good. The nine stories in this collection feature four generations of characte...
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Moods

emotional 85%
reflective 79%
funny 38%
sad 25%
challenging 20%
hopeful 18%
dark 14%
inspiring 12%
lighthearted 8%
tense 8%
informative 3%
adventurous 2%
mysterious 2%
relaxing 2%

Pace

medium 53%
fast 39%
slow 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 77% | A mix: 16% | N/A: 3% | Plot: 2%

Strong character development?

Yes: 47% | It's complicated: 33% | N/A: 10% | No: 7%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 49% | It's complicated: 46% | N/A: 2% | No: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 89% | No: 5% | It's complicated: 3% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 68% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 5% | N/A: 3%

Average rating

4.37

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