by B. A. Austin
Smell the Raindrops: One Young Woman’s Journey through Life, Love and Recovery written by B. A. Austin describes her early perceptions of the world – in a country that had just started to try to abolish segregation, the very first steps of it. As a pivotal part of those perceptions, Karine, a black lady who tended to little Bethany Ann, remained at the core of her views, a model of love and acceptance that framed the author’s emotions for life.