Sophfronia Scott spoke with NPR Weekend Edition host Lulu Garcia-Navarro about the inspiration for and complicated characters of her novel Unforgivable Love. The interview can be heard at this link. A transcript of the interview is available here as well.
Unforgivable Love is featured in the October 2, 2017 issue of People Magazine (Prince William cover) as one of the "Best New Books" of the week. "Scott's retelling of Les Liaisons Dangereuses is marvelously dramatic and brings its era to life with lush detail."
Unforgivable Love is featured in the October 2017 issue of Essence Magazine. Reviewer Patrick Henry Bass called the book a "delicious and infinitely enjoyable read." The full review is available at this link on the Essence website.
UNFORGIVABLE LOVE is listed in the BookBub Blog's round up of "the biggest new historical fiction releases coming out this fall" along with books by Heather Webb, Elise Hooper, Devin Murphy, Alice McDermott, Jennifer Egan, and Janet Fitch. Read the complete list here. From the BookBub website: BookBub is a free daily email that notifies you about deep discounts on [...]
Kirkus calls Unforgivable Love "a dazzlingly dark and engaging tale full of heartbreak, treachery, and surprise." Kirkus critics also list the novel as similar to A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams and The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe. Read entire review here.
The Dispatch concludes its look at African-American artists and entertainers in the Columbus area and beyond
By Eric Lagatta The Columbus Dispatch With her agent shopping her debut novel, Sophfronia Scott felt the sting intensify as the string of rejection letters piled up. As many as 20 publishers had turned down her book, she said, before St. Martin’s Press showed interest in the story of a black woman whose brother struggles [...]