PASSING THROUGH PERFECT won the 2015 Reader's Favorite Gold Medal for Southern Fiction!
Set in the aftermath of WW2, Passing through Perfect is the story of Benjamin Church, a Black sharecropper in the hardscrabble back roads of Alabama. It is a story rife with the injustices of the South and rich with the compassion of strangers.
Kirkus Reviews calls it “Well-written and engaging,” and suggests, “readers will welcome back characters from previous Wyattsville books.”
Midwest Book Review claims it is “Southern fiction at its best: spiritually infused, warm, and family-oriented – an atmosphere which permeates every chapter with descriptions firmly routed in family tradition and the South.”
Reader’s Favorite Review states “Crosby's writing is fluid and careful never to slip into sentimentalism. Passing through Perfect is very nearly a perfect novel and, indeed, often exceeds that very exacting standard.”
Crosby, author of twelve novels and winner of over twenty literary awards including the 2013 Royal Palm Literary Award for Women’s Fiction, has carved out a unique niche in writing stories about older women facing real life challenges. Her protagonists are sassy, smart, and Southern. They deal with issues like unwanted children, loss of a spouse, and financial ruin. Readers identify with Crosby’s characters and have turned her books into a #1 Bestsellers on Barnes & Noble and Amazon.