REVIEW: What’s Mine and Yours

This is the story of two families in rural North Carolina, we see their lives through several decades. Both families have challenging socioeconomic circumstances, they’ve dealt with violence, substance abuse and criminal activity. Their lives crash when the local schools integrate and we see one family who is white passing and one who is definitively Black and how the integration impacts them. The chapters alternate characters and time points so it’s a bit challenging to get your head around it all but it does come together nicely.

Coster gives us some heartbreaking characters akin to those in The Love Songs of WEB du Bois. All of the characters have had serious hardships and have done their best to survive. Some of them are functioning at just that level, not able to thrive while others desparately are trying to be something or someone else. We get varying arcs of self acceptance and family acceptance. Certainly not the easiest read but well worth it.

I love the soothing cover of this one, what attracts you most to a cover?

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I am the Vice President of Clinical Affairs for a medical device company where my job is to promote the utility of the device to doctors. I have science and business degrees and have editorial experience in medical communications. In college, I served as an Editorial Assistant for a healthcare communications company and have served on two editorial boards for peer-reviewed journals. In my free time, I always have a book in my hand... or two or three! On average, I read 20 books a month. I have looked to combine two of my skill sets to review on Goodreads and promote books on Instagram that I love to other readers. I'm open to partnering with publishers as an influencer for book tours, giveaways etc.

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