The Sisterhood of Blackberry Corner - Andrea Smith

The Sisterhood of Blackberry Corner

By Andrea Smith

  • Release Date: 2006-05-09
  • Genre: Literary
5 Score: 5 (From 10 Ratings)


Canaan Creek, South Carolina, in the 1950s is a tiny town where the close-knit African-American community is united by long-term friendships and church ties. Bonnie Wilder has lived here, on Blackberry Corner, all her life, and would be content but for her deep desire to have a child. She and her husband Naz cannot conceive, and he refuses to adopt. Even the support of her outrageous best friend Thora—to whom Bonnie tells everything—can’t help fill the emptiness inside her.

Then Naz finds a blanketed infant on the banks of Canaan Creek, and suddenly Bonnie’s life is transformed. She has found her calling. Together with Thora and the rest of the hilarious, tough, and all-too-human women from her church group, Bonnie creates an underground railroad for unwanted babies. But one of these precious gifts will come back to haunt her: a deception begun in good faith comes full circle, ultimately forcing Bonnie to find the courage to confront a difficult truth at the center of her own life.

Filled with compassion, humor, and tenacity in the face of almost insurmountable odds, here is a rich, inspiring tale of friendship and family, sisterhood and mother love…and of finding grace where you least expect it.

From the Hardcover edition.


  • A Great Read

    By Tgr2001
    This book touched on so many issues faced by African-American communities in small towns. Wonderfully done!
  • Awesome

    By Michelley B
    This was a great book club read. We couldn't wait to discuss it. It was soooooo hard to wait until the meeting to talk about. A must read.
  • Fantastic!

    By Quorlan
    A wonderful follow-up to Friday Nights at Honeybee's from Andrea Smith. Looking forward to whatever she writes next!