“With wit and grace, Campbell shows how all our stories—white, black, male female—ultimately intertwine.”—Time
Set against the smoldering embers of post-riot Los Angeles, Brothers and Sisters confirms Bebe Moore Campbell’s reputation for fiction that “cuts close to the bone of real life” (Atlanta Journal).
Esther Jackson is a bank manager who’s worked hard to keep her passions in check. Sensitive to injustice, but struggling against hostility and mistrust, she forms a tentative friendship with Mallory Post, a white coworker who seems sometimes to live in a different—and unreachable—world.
But when an attractive black man is hired as a senior vice president at the bank, with troubling and unexpected consequences for both of these women, Esther is forced to question her deepest loyalties and desire—and what really makes us “brothers and sisters.”
Bebe Moore Campbell was the author of several New York Times bestsellers: Brothers and Sisters; Singing in the Comeback Choir; What You Owe Me, which was also a Los Angeles Times Best Book of 2001; and 72 Hour Hold. Her other works include the novel Your Blues Ain’t Like… More about Bebe Moore Campbell
“If this is a fair world, Bebe Moore Campbell will be remembered as the most important African-America novelist of this century—except for, maybe, Ralph Ellison and James Baldwin.”—Carolyn See, The Washington Post Book World
“A novel of understanding and misunderstanding, suspense and hope. Engrossing…optimistic.”—San Diego Union-Tribune
“Campbell pushes past the stereotypes and hang-ups to show that black or white, Korean or Hispanic, rich or poor, we are all human. And it is that affinity that makes us all brothers and sisters.”—Charlotte Observer
“Probing and honest (and at times, very funny).”—Chicago Tribune
“This absorbing novel explores the intricacies of experience, knowledge and bias which perpetuate inequalities and segregated lives.”—Publishers Weekly
“Excellent…a realistic and evenhanded portrait of the conflicts experienced by characters of varied backgrounds.”—Library Journal
“A gripping story of corporate and personal intrigue and a snapshot of race and gender relations at a very strained time and place in recent history…Campbell creates a vivid world of complex characters who struggle against the biggest of issues [and] fills the pages of her novel with the best answer of all: hope.”—Washington Times