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In the Lazy Daze of late summer, the page-turning beach read from Diane McKinney-Whetstone can easily become an autumn escape over apple cider and falling leaves.

Our Gen is a big wet kiss to Boomers, especially those over 60 who love life, enjoy friends, dancing, fine wine and an occasional tote on some good weed. McKinney-Whetstone’s seventh book, set in Philadelphia like all her other novels, is centered around an upscale, predominantly White 55 Plus community just beyond the city’s limits. And she pushes the envelope, taking you with her. In her lavish storytelling tapestry, McKinney-Whetstone introduces us to four friends whose past and present circumstances ultimately converge. She takes us on a journey of intrigue, unraveling secrets and untold truths that guarantee a few unexpected turns. 

Award-winning author Diane McKinney-Whetstone (left), recently participated in a pool-side salon and reading at the Nile Swim Club. Just outside of Philly in Yeadon, PA, the Nile is the oldest Black-owned swim club in the nation. The event was co-sponsored by the West Philadelphia-based Paul Robeson House & Museum. McKinney-Whetston is joined by Janice Skykes-Ross, Robeson House executive director.

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