Soul Food Love
Peanut Chicken Stew
Congressional Cookbook: The Junior League and the Congress
Library Desk: Doors and Desks
Sleigh Bed: Texas and Louisianna
Keepsakes: Earth Stars and Sky Stars
Portrait Table: Icebergs and Angels
Battle of Nashville: Slaves and Soldiers
Maid of Honor Portrait: Three Third Grade Bridesmaids and a Sexy Brilliant Woman Priest
Red Dining Room: Table and Chairs
Jubilee Singers with Lavender: Alfred Stieglitz and Fisk
Mirror Portrait Caroline: Caroline and her Portrait
Sofa: Couches and Dreams
Silver Coffee Urn, Saul Martin Portrait: Zelda Sayre and Gatsby
Harlem Chairs: Tammany Hall and Harlem
Tuskegee Wardrobe: Brownies and Smithies
Portrait Chair: Harper Lee and Sigourney
Dear's Ice Cubes
Working Library: Cynara and Windsor, and Hope
Me and My Blog
Fort Pillow Massacre: Nathan Bedford Forrest and Madison Smartt Bell
My Boots: Nancy Sinatra and Roy Rogers
Longpage, 1913: Stephen Stills and Frank Lloyd Wright
Cold Cucumber Soup
Six Cases of Cookbooks: Julia Child and Caroline Williams
Magnolias: Magnolias and Magnolia
Statute of Alexander Pushkin: Pushkin and Othello
Take The Ow Out Of Now: Buddha and Nietzche
Stars and Bars: Stars and Stripes and Stars and Bars
Joan's Nicoise
New York Times Editorial: Copyright and the First Amendment, or Margaret Mitchell and John Seigenthaler
Soul Food Love

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    People always ask me what it is like working with, writing with my daughter. I usually say, "Wonderful!" and it is wonderful, but another truth is that I don't remember not writing with my daughter. We literally began collaborating on The Diary of B.B. Bright, Possible Princess when she was three years old. And in a sense it was on bed rest with Caroline when pregnant that I decided I would become a novelist and started thinking about the novels I would write as books I would one day want my adult daughter to read. Writing together is our way of playing, and it is our way of honoring the ancestors, our way of acknowledging black families, like families all over the world have long worked together, hard and long, and the best, the happiest have found ways to make the hard work, the hard days, the hard rains delightful even amid difficulty. So yes, we have had our difficulties, the days we worried about the budget for testing recipes and the days we worried about who had the time to write what, and yes they were, in fact, eclipsed by the joy of sharing a worthy and worth it project.  Writing Soul Food Love is like stocking a treasure chest for our family to come and sharing our family treasure with those who can't find theirs. So sweet.