How to Knock a Bravebird from Her Perch
Publication Date: January 2, 2014
Author D. Bryant Simmons is crowdfunding for the audiobook version of her award winning novel How to Knock a Bravebird from Her Perch. The campaign page will have details about the rewards, some are perfect for book clubs. So grab your girlfriends for a listening session! Support and check out the rewards!
“Mama. We could go away to a great big island where it’s pretty and it’s just us. No boys.” — Jackie Morrow #GoMorrow
— D. Bryant Simmons (@DBryantSimmons) February 11, 2015
“I highly recommend this novel to mature readers, especially women. It will inspire them to love and treasure themselves even more. Mothers, wives, and children will be enlightened and will learn valuable lessons from this novel.” — Tet Marquees, Book Blogger
Bookshelf Bombshells says buy this novel because “beautifully told stories about women who come off the page as real as you and I deserve to be read and then read again and then passed on for someone else to read.”
In the wake of her father’s sudden death Pecan marries the up-and-coming boxing sensation Ricky Morrow. When she begins to doubt that desperate decision she finds herself on the receiving end of Ricky’s violent temper. Scared for her life, she hunkers down in this marriage of convenience as the babies and fists keep coming. Will the abuse ever stop? Will Pecan and her girls live happily ever after?
A poignant addition to literary and African American fiction, this award winning novel explores the choices that contemporary women must face and the consequences of domestic abuse. If you love dynamic female leads and succinct yet poetic storytelling, this novel is for you.
About D. Bryant Simmons
D. Bryant Simmons was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She has earned a B.A. in Sociology and M.Ed. in Elementary Education. She is a mother, publisher, and advocate for women’s rights.