About the Book
Bibsy’s life changes forever when she falls in love after a chance meeting in a Harlem bar in 1952. The tranquil, free-spirited lifestyle she casually enters into with Jake Tucker collides with intractable memories of a difficult past, a new community fated for development and heartbreaking loss. This multifaceted and riveting historical novel gives greater insight into the complexity of African American lives. With New York State’s major road and bridge construction in the background, rural enclaves become casualties of suburbanization.
About the Author
Brenda Ross has honed her craft through years of writing workshops, a BA degree in creative writing from SUNY Empire State College, and finally, completing “Bibsy” in the novel-writing course at Sarah Lawrence College. The idea for “Bibsy” began decades ago with its first chapter entering onto the page at a writers’ retreat at Skidmore College, August 1980. She currently resides in Rockland County, New York, and works part time as an editorial assistant for a daily newspaper in Westchester County. “Bibsy” is her first work of fiction.