Carol Mitchell, in conversation with Kaci Hamilton, discusses What Start a Bad Mornin’

Carol Mitchell

"What start bad a mornin', cyan end good a evenin'." -- Jamaican proverb

Amaya Lin has few memories of the years before she turned eighteen. Now in her forties, she has compensated by carefully cultivating a satisfying life as a wife, mother, and business professional. Her husband's law practice is on the brink of major success; her neurodiverse son has grown into an independent adult; and she has come to terms with her aunt's dementia. This sense of order is disrupted, however, when she encounters a stranger who claims to have an impossible connection, launching Amaya on a tumultuous journey into the past.

Using three interwoven narratives spanning the United States, Trinidad, and Jamaica, Carol Mitchell's debut gives voice to an immigrant woman forced to confront her repressed memories of violent trauma. Only then can she discover what she is capable of when it comes to self-preservation and the protection of her family. (Central Avenue)

Event date: 
Thursday, July 11, 2024 - 7:00pm
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Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
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What Start Bad a Mornin': A Novel By Carol Mitchell Cover Image
ISBN: 9781771683548
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Published: Central Avenue - September 19th, 2023