Mama: A Novel

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - A “funny and touching” novel of an african american woman determined to triumph, by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Waiting to Exhale Detroit Free Press. An admirable novel. San francisco chronicle   “A touching tale of one mother’s unwavering strength. Detroit Monthly. When crook runs over her foot with his ’59 Mercury, she finally kicks him out to raise her five kids on her own.

But she loses job after job, and one man after another, until alcohol and pills are her only comfort. Resourceful and sly, sassy and sexy, she’s willing to do just about anything to pay the bills. Mildred peacock is fed up with poverty—and with the jealous rampages of her husband, Crook. But as long as her children need her, in this “tough novel about a tough family, she has no intention of giving up, ” from the author of Disappearing Acts and How Stella Got Her Groove Back The New Yorker.

Mama: A Novel #ad - Earthy, realistic characters who can walk out of the pages and onto the streets of black America .  .  .

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A Day Late and a Dollar Short

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Berkley #ad - Much-heralded and long awaited, her sometimes-husband cecil, Terry McMillan's tour-de-force novel introduces the Price family-matriarch Viola, each of whom sees life-and one another-through thick and thin, and their four adult kids, and entirely on their own terms. With her hallmark exuberance and cast of characters so sassy, resilient, and full of life that they breathe, dream, and shout right off the page.

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Disappearing Acts

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Berkley #ad - They met in a brooklyn brownstone, and there could be no walking away. He was tall, and impossibly gorgeous, dark as bittersweet chocolate, with a woman-melting smile. Disappearing acts is about the mystery of desire and the burdens of the past. It's about respect, what it can and can't survive. And it's about the safe and secret places that only love can find.

In this funny, gritty urban love story, franklin and Zora join the ranks of fiction's most compelling couples, as they move from Scrabble to sex, from layoffs to the limits of faith and trust. She was pretty and independent, petite and not too skinny, just his type. Zora banks was a teacher, singer, songwriter.

Disappearing Acts #ad - Franklin swift was a sometimes-employed construction worker, and a not-quite-divorced daddy of two.

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Who Asked You?

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Berkley #ad - But who asked her? When who asked you? begins, trinetta leaves her two young sons with her mother, Betty Jean, and promptly disappears. From the #1 new york times bestselling author…“remember getting to happy, and how Stella Got Her Groove Back? Well, Waiting to Exhale, you won’t likely forget Terry McMillan’s Who Asked You? either” Raleigh News & Observer.

Her son dexter is about to be paroled from prison; Quentin, the family success, can’t be bothered to lend a hand; and taking care of two lively grandsons is the last thing BJ thinks she needs. Bj already has her hands full dealing with her other adult children, two opinionated sisters, an ill husband, and her own postponed dreams—all the while holding down a job delivering room service at a hotel.

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Getting to Happy Waiting to Exhale Book 2

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Berkley #ad - They've exhaled: now they are learning to breathe. Robin has an all-american case of shopaholism, while the big dream of her life—to wear a wedding dress—has gone unrealized. But being at the wrong place at the wrong time can change everything. An exuberant return to the four unforgettable heroines of Waiting to Exhale—the novel that changed African American fiction forever.

Terry mcmillan's waiting to exhale was more than just a bestselling novel—its publication was a watershed moment in literary history. All four are learning to heal past hurts and to reclaim their joy and their dreams; but they return to us full of spirit, sass, and faith in one another. Bernadine has watched her megadivorce settlement dwindle, been swindled by her husband number two, and conned herself into thinking that a few pills will help distract her from her pain.

Getting to Happy Waiting to Exhale Book 2 #ad - And for years, Gloria has taken happiness and security for granted. Mcmillan's sassy and vibrant story about four African American women struggling to find love and their place in the world touched a cultural nerve, inspired a blockbuster film, and generated a devoted audience. Now, mcmillan revisits Savannah, Gloria, Bernadine, and Robin fifteen years later.

Each is at her own midlife crossroads: Savannah has awakened to the fact that she's made too many concessions in her marriage, and decides to face life single again—at fifty-one.

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I Almost Forgot About You: A Novel

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Broadway Books #ad - Georgia’s bravery reminds us that it’s never too late to become the person you want to be, with your life and your heart, and that taking chances, are always worthwhile. Maybe more so. The new york times book review “self-discovery, second chances and the importance of family are thematic hallmarks of McMillan’s novels.

Georgia young's wonderful life—great friends, family, and successful career—aren't enough to keep her from feeling stuck and restless. I almost forgot about You is a book that is important for readers of every age. Ebony. Big-hearted, and open yourself up to life, genuine, love, I Almost Forgot About You shows what can happen when you face your fears, take a chance, and universal, and the possibility of a new direction.

I Almost Forgot About You: A Novel #ad - . Are powerful and poetic. Usa today “reading a terry McMillan book feels like catching up with an old friend. Her summaries of Georgia’s marriages and major love connections. It’s everything you’ve always loved about Terry McMillan.

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The Interruption of Everything

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Berkley #ad - Marilyn grimes is a wife, a sister, a mother, and a daughter. Today, she’s decided to make changes in her life, to do something different. Today, marilyn Grimes has finally decided to be herself. First, she has to find out who that is.

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Black Volta

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#ad - Freed from the daily oppression of scarcity, she remains under the vice-grip power of her hoarding mother and needy siblings. Their lives cross. And each are drawn back to the Black Volta River, to relive harrowing events that transformed them. The river knows their secrets, but can it transform their lives again?Deeply embroidered, the rich tapestry of Ghana--and its startling evolution over three decades--serve as the backdrop for this powerful story about race, love, patriarchy, utterly believable, and personal identity.

Donovan, senior reviewer, Midwest Book Review"Intense and interesting. With plenty of intrigue and strong character plot arcs to keep readers thrilled from beginning to end. Finn, readers' favoriteA murderer returns to Africa, seeking atonement for killing an innocent. Now that carlos has emptied out his life, his past torments him.

Black Volta #ad - 5 stars!" K. C. Lingers in the mind long after the reading. D.

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Careful of the Company You Keep

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Dafina #ad - She enlists renee to test his fidelity, but when the seduction goes too far, all their relationships may be in jeopardy. After finding her husband in a compromising position, romance author Renee Moore goes back to her hometown, hoping to start over. But once again, she finds herself looking for love in all the wrong places.

Her daughter is about to give birth to a baby believed to have been fathered by Danielle's ex. But when calvin proposes, Danielle wants to be sure she is ready to commit. As things come to a head in each woman's life, there is a whole lot of praying going on--and Renee and Danielle soon realize they are blessed in spite of it all--with faith, second chances--and each other.

To make matters worse, just as she decides a healthy relationship may not be her destiny, her ex delivers shocking news that could change her life forever. Practical nurse danielle Brooks' professional life is picture perfect, but her personal life is a mess. Meanwhile, their best friend is getting married, and she is counting on Renee and Danielle to help her plan the wedding--whether they are speaking to each other or not.

Careful of the Company You Keep #ad - From the acclaimed author of trouble Loves Company comes a smart, heartfelt new novel about friendship, sexy, love, lust--and a whole lot of trouble in between. But with renee now being threatened by a mystery woman, and Danielle facing her most serious crisis yet, they can not help wondering if it is all going to get worse before it gets better.

In an attempt to mend her shattered heart, Danielle has been dating Calvin Cambridge, a truly nice guy.

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It's Not All Downhill From Here: A Novel

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Ballantine Books #ad - After a sudden change of plans, a remarkable woman and her loyal group of friends try to figure out what she’s going to do with the rest of her life—from Terry McMillan,  the #1 New York Times bestselling author of How Stella Got Her Groove Back and Waiting to Exhale “McMillan brings her signature wit and wisdom to It’s Not All Downhill From Here.

O: the oprah magazine Loretha Curry’s life is full. A little crowded sometimes, but full indeed. With a little help from her friends, of course. It’s not all downhill from here. But when an unexpected loss turns her world upside down, Loretha will have to summon all her strength, pursue joy, and determination to keep on thriving, resourcefulness, heal old wounds, and chart new paths.

It's Not All Downhill From Here: A Novel #ad - On the eve of her sixty-eighth birthday, she has a booming beauty-supply empire, a gaggle of lifelong friends, and a husband whose moves still surprise. True, her twin sister, but loretha is not one of those women who think her best days are behind her—and she’s determined to prove wrong her mother, she’s carrying a few more pounds than she should be, and everyone else with that outdated view of aging wrong.

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Sugar: A Novel

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Plume #ad - 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.

The chicago Defender calls Sugar "a literary explosion. Mcfadden reveals amazing talent. The novel opens when a young prostitute comes to Bigelow, Arkansas, to start over, 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: A Novel #ad - 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. 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.  .

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