Watch Our Author Chat with Deesha Philyaw

The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw was our September General Track read and the perfect entertaining read to ease us into the colder months. This debut short story collection navigates the lives of nine Black women and their relationship with the church and sexuality. Born and raised in the south, Philyaw drew inspiration from her upbringing in the AME, Baptist, Pentecostal, COGIC, and Missionary Baptist Church. The Secret Lives of Church Ladies does a phenomenal job at exploring the forbidden longings, sexual desires, and search for love amongst women of faith.

Watch the replay and remember it is never too late to join the SBG Book Club! Pick up The Secret Lives if Church Ladies and our syllabi to have a meaningful engagement read!


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