The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw

The Secret Lives of Church Ladies

Deesha Philyaw

179 pages first pub 2020 (editions)

fiction contemporary lgbtqia+ literary short stories emotional reflective medium-paced
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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 84%
reflective 78%
funny 38%
sad 29%
challenging 19%
hopeful 19%
dark 14%
inspiring 13%
lighthearted 9%
tense 9%
adventurous 3%
informative 3%
relaxing 3%
mysterious 2%

Pace

medium 48%
fast 44%
slow 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 74% | A mix: 18% | N/A: 3% | Plot: 3%

Strong character development?

Yes: 38% | It's complicated: 37% | N/A: 14% | No: 9%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 51% | It's complicated: 42% | No: 3% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 87% | No: 5% | It's complicated: 3% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 67% | It's complicated: 21% | N/A: 5% | No: 5%

Average rating

4.28

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