A review by scribblinginthemargins
The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw

emotional funny hopeful fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


Shoutout to How to make love to a physicist and Dear Sister, best in the collection.

Really enjoyed the different characters and styles across the short stories, made for a great read and the LGBTQ representation was excellently nuanced and complex. Will definitely be looking out for more from Deesha Philyaw!