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Through the Crack is the heart-warming story of three women who are bound to one another by the common blood that flows through their veins. Though Vickie Morgan-Stevenson believes in God, she has no true relationship with Him. In her state of addiction, she tells lies, cheats and steals to support her habit. Ultimately, her life becomes the battleground of war between the Truth of God and the Lie of the Enemy. Vickie’s single, saved and sanctified sister, Vanessa Morgan, has her middle-class lifestyle in the city disrupted when she is forced to accept her sister’s addiction and put her own life on hold. Upon her return to the Mississippi Delta, she assumes Vickie’s responsibilities, including caring for her eighteen year old daughter, Vonshay, who finds her life in turmoil as she grapples with the choices her mother has made. The novel traces the women’s journey from addiction to recovery as it exposes their individual desires to avoid being smothered by family responsibilities and relationships. The characters’ faith in God sustains them through the laughter and the tears as they learn the true meaning of unconditional love.


A favorite of readers, the novel has been selected as reading material for bookclubs, church groups, and literature courses. Through the Crack is highlighted in the Cambridge History of African American Literature and is the winner of a Readers’ Choice Award for Best Self-published Book.  Dr. Quimby has traveled across the country, personally interacting with readers and discussing the novel.  In 2012, the novel was adapted for the stage by K.T. Price, V.J. Banks and Dr. Quimby.  The original production starred special guest Aunjanue Ellis who is known for her roles in “Lovecraft Country,” The Clark Sisters, When They See UsIf Beale Street Could TalkThe Book of NegroesRayThe HelpUndercover BrotherGet on Up, “The Mentalist,” “Law & Order,” “Designated Survivor” and “Quantico.”

Through the Crack

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