Remedy for a Broken Angel

Toni Ann Johnson

Winner, Most Inspirational Fiction Book, Latino Book Awards

Nominated for a 2015 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author

Finalist for the 2014 Forward Reviews IndieFAB award for Multicultural Fiction

Winner in the Multicultural Fiction Category, 2015 Beverly Hills Book Awards

Serena is a Bermudian jazz singer whose demons lead her to abandon her daughter Artie. Artie’s anger eventually drives her to Serena’s younger lover, Jamie L’Heureux, a jazz superstar. The spirit of Charles Mingus thrums throughout the story as these two women tangle in a syncopated mother-daughter relationship.

ISBN: 978-1-940503-02-8
$17.95 | 280 pp. | A Paperback Original

Praise for Remedy for a Broken Angel

Chanticleer Book Reviews:
Remedy for a Broken Angel is an extraordinary novel about digging out from years of suppression to find forgiveness and to forgive. Johnson deftly exposes the many faces of patterns of abuse and how the “unseen hand” perpetuates and feeds the demons within. Author, Toni Ann Johnson writes with authority about the world in which the characters in her novel, Remedy for a Broken Angel, live as they endure an endless struggle for the truth. As you read this work, you might just hear the strains of jazz composer Charles Mingus’ music seeping throughout Johnson’s novel in its refrains and riffs of the complications of relationships.”

Eriq LaSalle, author of Laws of Depravity:
“Toni Ann Johnson has done such an impressive job of creating beautifully flawed characters that I was unable to stop thinking about them and their incredible journeys long after I’d finished reading the book.”

Jeff Stetson, author of Blood on the Leaves:
“Magical, musical and mesmerizing, Remedy is as remarkable as it is unforgettable. Highly recommended.”

Almaluz Villanueva, author of Song of the Golden Scorpion:
“This is a journey of passion—no matter where the characters or storylines take us, like creeks and rivers, they always arrive at the great ocean. Of passion. Toni Ann Johnson’s novel will open your heart.”

Kate Maruyama, author of Harrogate:
“In soul-stirring rhythms and beguiling tones, Toni Ann Johnson illustrates how despite betrayal, divergent paths and irreparable damage, despite saying we are done forever, mothers and daughters are locked in the formation of each other.”

Leonard Chang, author of Crossings:
“Readers will find themselves deeply involved in this significant and meaningful novel destined to be a classic.”

About the author

Toni Ann Johnson

Toni Ann Johnson

Toni Ann Johnson won the Humanitas Prize and the Christopher Award for her teleplay Ruby Bridges, the ABC movie and true story of the young girl who integrated the New Orleans Public School system. Johnson won a second Humanitas Prize for her Showtime teleplay Crown Heights, about the 1991 Crown Heights Riots. Johnson has written a number of dance related projects, most notably the pilot for Save The Last Dance, and the feature film Step Up 2: The Streets. Her stage play Gramercy Park is Closed to the Public was produced in Los Angeles by The Fountainhead Theater Company and in New York by The New York Stage and Film Company. Her essays have been published in the Los Angeles Times and her short fiction has appeared in The Elohi Gadugi Journal, Sprout Magazine, The Emerson Review, and is forthcoming in Soundings Review. Johnson holds a BFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles.