Saturday, March 2, 2013

"The Wisdom of Hair"

Kim Boykin was born in Augusta, Georgia, but raised in South Carolina in a home with two girly sisters and great parents. Today, she's an empty nester of two kids with a husband, three dogs, and 126 rose bushes. She write stories about strong southern women because that’s what she knows.

Boykin applied the Page 69 Test to her new novel, The Wisdom of Hair, and reported the following:
Is page 69 representative of the rest of the book?

Not really: the page shows the camaraderie between beauty school students Zora and Sara Jane, but it’s the beginning of a chapter, so it’s only a half page.

Would a reader skimming that page be inclined to read on?

If the reader could finish the last sentence at the bottom of the page, they’d know that this is a story about best girlfriends. I sure hope they’d read on.
Learn more about the book and author at Kim Boykin's website.

--Marshal Zeringue