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Books by Sheila Williams

Things Past Telling


The author of The Secret Women tells the story of a brave and enduring woman as indomitable as Ernest Gaines’ legendary Miss Jane Pittman, in a breathtaking novel that combines the epic romance and adventure of Outlander, the sweeping drama of Roots, and the haunting historical power of Barracoon. | Read more

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The Secret Women

The Secret Women

TOP SUMMER 2020 BEACH READ PICK — TimeWomen’s World and Parade

The author of Dancing on the Edge of the Roof, now a Netflix film starring Alfre Woodard, returns with a riveting, emotionally rich, novel that explores the complex relationship between mothers and daughters in a fresh, vibrant way—a stunning page-turner for fans of Terry McMillan, Tayari Jones, and Kimberla Lawson Roby. | Read more

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Dancing on the Edge of the Roof

Dancing on the Edge of the Roof

Now available on Netflix, Juanita, is a new film based on Sheila Williams’ book “Dancing on the Edge of the Roof”, directed by Clark Johnson from a screenplay by Roderick Spencer and starring Alfre Woodard and Blair Underwood. Watch official trailer

At forty-one, Juanita Lewis is running away from home, courtesy of a one-way ticket to Montana, a place that seems about as far away from the violence and poverty of the Columbus, Ohio, projects as the moon.