A Piece of Mine: Stories

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Anchor #ad - The extraordinary debut short story collection from the award-winning author of Family and Life is Short But Wide.

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Some Love, Some Pain, Sometime: Stories

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Anchor #ad - California cooper has an uncanny ability to reach out to readers like an old and dear friend. Her characters are plain-spoken and direct: simple people for whom life, despite its ever-present struggles, is always worth the journey. In some love, heartbreak, sometime, Cooper's characteristic themes of romance, Some Pain, struggle and faith resonate.

We meet darlin, both trying and failing to find them until they finally meet each other; and aberdeen, a self-proclaimed femme fatale who uses her wiles to try to find a husband; MLee, whose life seems to be coming to an end at the age of forty until she decides to set out and see if she can make a new life for herself; Kissy and Buddy, whose daughter Uniqua shows her how to educate herself and move up in the world.

Some Love, Some Pain, Sometime: Stories #ad - These characters and others offer inspiration, laughter, instruction and pure enjoyment in what is one of J. Whether through her stories or her legendary readings, J. California Cooper's finest story collections.

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The Matter Is Life

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Anchor #ad - A fourth collection of stories by the award-winning author.

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In Search of Satisfaction: A Novel

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Anchor #ad - His desire to give Yinyang and himself money and opportunities oozes through the family like an elixir. In yoville, " a freed slave named josephus fathers two daughters, "a legal town-ship founded by the very rich for their own personal use,   Ruth and Yinyang, by two different women. In seeking the legacy left by their father, Ruth and Yinyang pull each other, their families, and their Yoville neighbors into a vortex of ever-powerful emotion.

With in  search of satisfaction, some good and others wickedly twisted, Cooper gracefully portrays men and women, caught in their individual thickets of want and need on a once-grand plantation.

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The Future Has a Past: Stories

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Anchor #ad - In "a filet of soul, " luella's luck soon changes when her mother leaves her a modest inheritance, but not as soon as she initially imagines. From the beloved author of family and A Piece of Mine comes a dazzling new collection of stories featuring ordinary women who discover that love sometimes comes when you least expect it.

And in "the lost and found, " irene confronts her womanizing boyfriend with the one piece of information that will bring him to his knees. Vinnie is an overworked and self-sacrificing single mother who gets a second chance at love and independence, in "The Eagle Flies. In "a shooting star" a happily married mother of two laments the fate of her beautiful friend Lorene, whose naivete about desire has deadly consequences.

The Future Has a Past: Stories #ad - Bursting with earthy wisdom and humor, these warmly engaging tales are a testament to Cooper's gifts as a storyteller.

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Family

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Anchor #ad - California cooper paints a haunting portrait of a woman named Always and four generations of her African-American family. In this wise, and beautiful novel set in the era of the Civil War, beguiling, award-winning playwright and author J.

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Some People, Some Other Place

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Anchor #ad - But when a new family burden threatens to overwhelm her, she at last leaves for the city, only to find that her life gets even tougher. California Cooper at her irresistible, surprising best. In and out of school, taking care of her fourteen brothers and sisters, she can see no way out. Ranging from the deep south at the turn of the century, Some People, to a diverse contemporary town filled with people striving for a better life, Some Other Place is J.

For generations eula too’s family has been making a journey North, year after year, step by painful step; and she’s determined to be the one to make it all the way to Chicago.

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Life is Short But Wide

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Anchor #ad - Together the couples have three daughters, all who struggle to find love and success in the changing world. Among them are newlyweds irene and Val, who graciously allow their neighbors, Bertha and Joseph, to build a house on their land. California cooper has so vividly portrayed in her previous novels, Oklahoma, Wideland, is home to ordinary Americans with big hearts.

An irresistible story of faith and perseverance, Life Is Short But Wide follows two families as they prove that no matter who you are or what you do, you are never too old to chase your dreams. Like the small towns J. But although the years may bring hardship and heartache, they also teach the importance of living one’s life boldly and squeezing out every possible moment of joy.

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Wild Stars Seeking Midnight Suns

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Anchor #ad - California cooper’s irresistible collection of new stories explores the universal themes of romance, family, and the hopes that propel people’s dreams. J. In “as time goes by” a young woman singlemindedly pursues material wealth, only to suffer from an empty heart. Wise, these stories are moving parables of the human need to seek some sort of satisfaction, earthy and intimate, just as a wild star seeks a midnight sun.

Catch a falling heart” tells of a slyly arranged marriage, and “The Eye of the Beholder” portrays a plain girl’s search for love and her own brand of freedom.

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Sugar: A Novel

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Plume #ad - Sugar moves next door to Pearl, who is still grieving for the daughter who was murdered fifteen years before. Over sweet-potato pie, an unlikely friendship begins, transforming both women's lives--and the life of an entire town. Sugar brings a southern african-american town vividly to life, with its flowering magnolia trees, lingering scents of jasmine and honeysuckle, and white picket fences that keep strangers out--but ignorance and superstition in.

To read this novel is to take a journey through loss and suffering to a place of forgiveness, understanding, and grace. Mcfadden is the author of the novels Gathering of Waters, Glorious, and This Bitter Earth.  . Strong and folksy storytelling. Think zora Neale Hurston. Sugar speaks of what is real. The dallas morning newsfrom an exciting new voice in African-American contemporary fiction comes a novel Ebony praised for its "unforgettable images, unique characters, and moving story that keeps the pages turning until the end.

Sugar: A Novel #ad - The chicago Defender calls Sugar "a literary explosion.

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Dear Sonali, Letters to the Daughter I Never Had

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Toler Corp. #ad - From money to men, to passion and profession Judge Lynn gives her best advice From he particular point of view. Dear sonali, is a passion project from the TV's Divorce Court Host. At once, practical, methodical and motivational, Judge Lynn shares the best she has with all of the women that call her The Auntie in Their Head or Mom2.

Seeking to share her mother's wisdom with a daughter of her own, this mother of six boys has written letters for young women to help them grow, conquer and thrive.

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