Set in west Philadelphia in the early 1960s, "Tempest Rising" tells the story of three sisters, Bliss, Victoria, and Shern, budding adolescents raised in a world of privilege among upper-class blacks. But their lives quickly unravel when their father's lucrative business collapses.

Tempest Rising 1999, Harper Perennial, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780688166403

Trade paperback

Tempest Rising 1998, William Morrow & Company, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780688149949