The Future Has a Past: Stories #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. Bursting with earthy wisdom and humor, these warmly engaging tales are a testament to Cooper's gifts as a storyteller. And in "the lost and found, " irene confronts her womanizing boyfriend with the one piece of information that will bring him to his knees.
A Piece of Mine: StoriesAnchor #ad - The extraordinary debut short story collection from the award-winning author of Family and Life is Short But Wide.
Some Love, Some Pain, Sometime: StoriesAnchor #ad - Whether through her stories or her legendary readings, J. 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, sometime, heartbreak, Some Pain, Cooper's characteristic themes of romance, struggle and faith resonate.
Some Love, Some Pain, Sometime: Stories #ad - We meet darlin, a self-proclaimed femme fatale who uses her wiles to try to find a husband; mlee, both trying and failing to find them until they finally meet each other; and Aberdeen, 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.
These characters and others offer inspiration, laughter, instruction and pure enjoyment in what is one of J. California Cooper's finest story collections.
The Matter Is LifeAnchor #ad - A fourth collection of stories by the award-winning author.
Wild Stars Seeking Midnight SunsAnchor #ad - 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. California cooper’s irresistible collection of new stories explores the universal themes of romance, family, and the hopes that propel people’s dreams.
Wise, earthy and intimate, these stories are moving parables of the human need to seek some sort of satisfaction, just as a wild star seeks a midnight sun. J. In “as time goes by” a young woman singlemindedly pursues material wealth, only to suffer from an empty heart.
In Search of Satisfaction: A NovelAnchor #ad - In yoville, " a freed slave named josephus fathers two daughters, Ruth and Yinyang, "a legal town-ship founded by the very rich for their own personal use, by two different women. His desire to give Yinyang and himself money and opportunities oozes through the family like an elixir. 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.
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.
FamilyAnchor #ad - California cooper paints a haunting portrait of a woman named Always and four generations of her African-American family. In this wise, beguiling, and beautiful novel set in the era of the Civil War, award-winning playwright and author J.
Some People, Some Other PlaceAnchor #ad - In and out of school, taking care of her fourteen brothers and sisters, she can see no way out. California Cooper at her irresistible, surprising best. 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.
Some People, Some Other Place #ad - Ranging from the deep south at the turn of the century, to a diverse contemporary town filled with people striving for a better life, Some People, Some Other Place is J. 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.
Life is Short But WideAnchor #ad - 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. . California cooper has so vividly portrayed in her previous novels, Oklahoma, Wideland, is home to ordinary Americans with big hearts. Among them are newlyweds irene and Val, Bertha and Joseph, who graciously allow their neighbors, to build a house on their land.
Together the couples have three daughters, all who struggle to find love and success in the changing world. 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.
Milk in My CoffeeDutton #ad - The new york times bestselling book that stirred up controversy and got readers talking—and passionately debating—Eric Jerome Dickey's bold portrait of racial identity and subtle understanding of sexual intimacy. In this brightly entertaining and emotionally complex novel, Dickey again demonstrates why he is one of the hottest voices in African-American fiction today.
Milk in My Coffee #ad - After sharing a ride with a vivacious young white girl, a romance grows between the unlikely pair—much to the chagrin of Jordan's friends and family. When jordan greene moves from the deep south to New York City, he finds more than he ever bargained for. Love on the other side of the color bar forces him to examine his own values and makes him stand up against what everyone expects him to do.
Sugar: A NovelPlume #ad - Sugar moves next door to Pearl, who is still grieving for the daughter who was murdered fifteen years before. 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. Mcfadden reveals amazing talent. The novel opens when a young prostitute comes to Bigelow, to start over, Arkansas, far from her haunting past. 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, lingering scents of jasmine and honeysuckle, with its flowering magnolia trees, and white picket fences that keep strangers out--but ignorance and superstition in.