The story begins on a dreary night in rural Georgia, when a baby is born.
The mother dies the next morning, leaving a baby girl behind. The child’s name is Bobbie Jean Mason. She is adopted by a family who later decides to go separate ways. But Bobbie Jean spends her entire life waiting for her adopted mother to return and rescue her from the ruins of a prejudice world. She finds herself clinging to everything and everyone who shows her that there a glimmer of hope in this life. She falls in and out of love, hopelessly. BJ is surrounded by friends who are only interested in their own well-being. There are many twists and turns that make this work so eccentric. Bobbie Jean lives with her grandmother who tries to protect her from the evils of the world, the best that she knows how. No Wooden Nickels is a novel of rare wisdom about life, daughters, men, boys, and friends who become mothers. A powerful story of strength and hope of black women everywhere who have ever had a dream. A southern folklore that takes you back to dusty roads of any “hometown"; it makes you feel like going home once more, to find that special doorstep in your childhood memory! It’ll make you laugh, cry, think, remember, even wonder why life has to be so wicked and kind at the same time. It’s the story of every black girl who grew up poor searching for that magical place where love and forgiveness abide.