The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw

The Secret Lives of Church Ladies

Deesha Philyaw

fiction short stories emotional reflective medium-paced

192 pages | first published 2020

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***2020 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction*** "Tender, fierce, proudly black and beautiful, these stories will sneak inside you and take root." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Triumphant." --Publishers Weekly "Cheeky, insightful, and ir...
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Moods

emotional 87%
reflective 79%
funny 40%
sad 25%
hopeful 18%
challenging 17%
dark 13%
inspiring 12%
lighthearted 9%
tense 8%
informative 3%
relaxing 3%
adventurous 2%
mysterious 2%

Pace

medium 56%
fast 37%
slow 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 79% | A mix: 14% | N/A: 3% | Plot: 2%

Strong character development?

Yes: 53% | It's complicated: 30% | N/A: 9% | No: 6%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 51% | Yes: 44% | N/A: 1% | No: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 89% | No: 5% | It's complicated: 4% | N/A: 0%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 71% | It's complicated: 19% | No: 5% | N/A: 3%

Average rating

4.4