Women up on Blocks is a welcome change of pace from much of today's women's fiction. No syrupy sweetness or over-the-top sexy adventure here; just realistic women living realistic lives. The book is a collection of 13 short stories ranging in length from four to 17 pages. The stories briefly track the lives and choices of 13 women and subtly point out how their previous choices have led each to the place where she finds herself in her story. All the women are ultimately limited by their choices, and none has been able to reach her full potential.
Mary Akers is courageous in the wide range of topics she addresses and in the manner in which she lifts the veil covering the souls of her female characters.
Causes Mary Akers Supports
The Nature Conservancy
Women for Women International