MEET the WOMEN of ANNA MAY and the PREACHER: A COLLECTION of SHORT STORIES. These sistahs are African-American women whose foibles, flaws, yearnings, and choices define, inform, and affect their attitudes and actions. Together they are a bouquet of courageous women who do the best they can with what they have, even if their efforts leave the reader anguished, angry, bewildered, or depressed. Some triump over their circumstances, others succumb to victimhood, weary and worn out from trying. Their experiences beg the question, who hasn't walked in their shoes at one time or another?