In Black and White
Winner of First Place in Historical Fiction in the 2020 Christian Indie Awards Contest.
A white woman. A black man. And their forbidden love.
Can endurance and faith sustain the love between a white woman and a black man, threatened by rejection, guilt, and racial injustice? Can love alone reconcile their starkly different worlds, lighting the way to a bright future together?
When graduate student, Tori Pendola, a white American woman, and Jebuni Kalitsi, a Ghanaian exchange student and heir to his tribe's chieftaincy, fall deeply in love, they must face not only their own inner demons of rejection and guilt but also the demons of societal hatred bent on destroying their relationship. Will their love survive the cruel and bitter attacks against them? Or will hatred and prejudice gain the upper hand?
In Black and White is a deeply moving story of the power of God's love to restore all that is broken in their lives.
About MaryAnn Diorio (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Author)
Dr. MaryAnn Diorio is a widely published, award-winning author of fiction for both adults and children. Her latest novel, In Black and White, won First Place in Historical Fiction in the 2020 Christian Indie Book Awards Contest. Her novella, A Christmas Homecoming, won the Silver Medal for Fiction in the 2015 Illumination Book Awards Contest. Her children's picture book, The Dandelion Patch, won the 2017 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award for Juvenile Fiction, and her first picture book, Who is Jesus? won a National Indie Excellence Award in the 2014 NIEA Contest.
MaryAnn holds a Ph.D. in French with a concentration in Comparative Literature from the University of Kansas and an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. A former university professor, she now writes full-time.
MaryAnn has been married to her wonderful husband Dom, a retired ER physician, for 50 years. They have two amazing adult daughters, a very smart son-in-law, and six rambunctious grandchildren. When not writing, MaryAnn loves to paint, play the piano, and make up silly songs with her grandchildren. You may reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.