Never Give Up

A Christopher Family Novel

by W. D. Foster-Graham



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/31/2020

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 258
ISBN : 9781728367972
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 258
ISBN : 9781728367989

About the Book

Never Give Up is a family saga about Earl James Berry, patriarch of the Berry family and lifelong friend to Elijah Edwards. Like Eli, Earl is a man of character, honor, and integrity, highly respected, well loved. Through his connections to the powerful Edwards family, doors of opportunity opened for Earl. Although he did not come from old money, he made a name for himself as well as becoming another role model and success story in the community. As one of the first African-American district attorneys in Hennepin County, he racked up a success rate in convictions that took him to a seat on the bench for criminal court cases. He has had a long and distinguished career in the field of law and justice, and the reputation of being a tough but fair judge. All of his children have married well and are successful in their own right. Family and being rooted in faith have always seen them through, until a fateful day of what should have been a time of celebration comes… As his life hangs by a thread, we see his life and legacy through the eyes of his wife, his six children and one of his grandchildren, and wonder if a “gift” passed down through the generations will help to solve a mystery. The time is 2012; the place, Minneapolis.

About the Author

W.D. Foster-Graham is a native of Minneapolis, Minnesota. He received a B.A. in psychology from Luther College, with a minor in Black studies. He is an original member of the 3-time Grammy Award-winning ensemble, Sounds of Blackness. He has been recognized by the International Society of Poets as one of its “Best New Poets of 2003.” A 5-time published author, his passion for writing was inspired by his father, who read voraciously. His tastes in writing run to historical fiction, family sagas, and romance, seasoned with his own brand of African-American flavor—at the end of the day, it’s all about the love. He shamelessly admits to a love of romance novels, whodunits, and classic movies of old Hollywood. He also received inspiration from the late novelist E. Lynn Harris, who believed that an author should write the novels he/she wants to read. Retired from the field of teaching, he loves travel on the open road and time with his husband and son when not in writer’s mode.