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From the Publisher"With lucid and poignant prose, Betty DeRamus has tapped a heretofore unknown vein of Black culture: love stories from the Underground Railroad."
— Herb Boyd, author of We Shall Overcome and Pound for Pound
"Haunting, often riveting...always triumphant."
"This impressive debut collection awes us with its stories of slave-era couples."
— Kirkus Reviews
"The love stories recounted in Forbidden Fruit are more than a century old. But they still have the power to make listeners' hearts race, break — or sing."
— The Washington Post