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Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do

At the age of forty, artist-turned-librarian Eva Hutchinson isn't looking for a change. But on a hot Friday the 13th in June, Hutch, her husband of ten years, picks up his suitcase and walks into the night searching for the "joy" that he feels is missing from their marriage.Suddenly playing by the old rules doesn't make much sense to a sister whose stable world has turned upside down. Now she's alone with an empty heart in a big, empty house, while her errant husband is falling in love with the neglected wife of his best friend. Then along comes Isaiah Lonesome, a handsome hunk of a 28-year-old jazz musician, to teach Eva to play some lusty new riffs on love's oldest song.

2000  Black Caucus of the America Library Association Award