Claire Soublet lives inside herself…it is her way of coping. Before any conclusion is reached: every person, every emotion, every problem is thoroughly examined inside her head.
From New Orleans to New York, and finally to California’s stunning San Fernando Valley, travel with Claire through a life filled with joy, tragedy, family and friendship. Through her eyes, understand first-hand the struggle to thrive in a world that all-too-often measures worth by the color of our skin.
Claudette Carrida Jeffrey, a native New Orleanian, is a retired teacher who lives in Northern California. Tasting the Bitter with the Sweet is her third book in a four book series. The Color of Life (2015) is her second book. A Brown Paper Bag and a Fine Tooth Comb, her first book (2012), begins the coming of age story of Claire Soublet, a young Creole of Color, growing up in 1940s and 50s New Orleans.
Book four, The Journey to Hummingbird House (working title), is expected to be completed late 2021 or early 2022.