Era of Change

“Loretta Cobb’s new novel, How Can I Keep from Singing?, centers around Bonita Byrnes – a girl on the cusp of womanhood during the Civil Rights era in Birmingham. Bonita lives in the city’s working class neighborhoods, and her mother, Ida, runs a boarding house. As Bonita comes of age and her mother makes one poor relationship decision after another, it becomes apparent that this story is layered with significant themes: Racial equality, the personal ramifications of war and the power of unlikely friendships.”

Loretta Cobb was a delightful person to interview, and I look forward to watching the success of her latest book! Check out the full story here.