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. In and out of school, taking care of her fourteen brothers and sisters, she can see no way out.
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's finest story collections. 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.
Some Love, Some Pain, Sometime: Stories #ad - In some love, cooper's characteristic themes of romance, Some Pain, Sometime, heartbreak, struggle and faith resonate. We meet darlin, 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, 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 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.
In Search of Satisfaction: A NovelAnchor #ad - In Search of Satisfaction: A Novel #ad - 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 yoville, "a legal town-ship founded by the very rich for their own personal use, " a freed slave named Josephus fathers two daughters, Ruth and Yinyang, by two different women.
His desire to give Yinyang and himself money and opportunities oozes through the family like an elixir. 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.
The Matter Is LifeAnchor #ad - A fourth collection of stories by the award-winning author.
Life is Short But WideAnchor #ad - 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.
. Together the couples have three daughters, all who struggle to find love and success in the changing world. 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.
FamilyAnchor #ad - In this wise, and beautiful novel set in the era of the Civil War, beguiling, award-winning playwright and author J. California cooper paints a haunting portrait of a woman named Always and four generations of her African-American family.
Wild Stars Seeking Midnight SunsAnchor #ad - 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. In “as time goes by” a young woman singlemindedly pursues material wealth, only to suffer from an empty heart. 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.
Wild Stars Seeking Midnight Suns #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.
The Future Has a Past: StoriesAnchor #ad - And in "the lost and found, " irene confronts her womanizing boyfriend with the one piece of information that will bring him to his knees. Bursting with earthy wisdom and humor, these warmly engaging tales are a testament to Cooper's gifts as a storyteller. 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.
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. 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.
More to LifeDafina #ad - Because it’s only through learning what she could lose—and what’s truly worth keeping—that Aja can transform this temporary fix into real, lasting happiness. When a friend suggests a girls’ trip to a tropical paradise, Aja hopes a change of scene will also change her perspective. On vacation, filled with fun and freedom, Aja is relieved to find her spirits lifting.
But it may also be her wisest choice. Yet the truth is, stuck in the present, she feels painfully unfulfilled, haunted by a painful past. But her good time also shines a light on what’s troubling her: from her siblings to her husband and kids, she’s spent nearly her whole life taking care of everyone—except herself.
More to Life #ad - She’s lost her spark. Desperate to turn things around, Aja makes an impulsive decision—one that outrages her family and stuns her friends. She’s lost her identity. In this stunning sequel to her acclaimed debut my brother’s Keeper, #1 national bestselling author ReShonda Tate Billingsley brings her real-deal insight to a heartfelt new novel about a wife and mother on a daring rescue mission—to save herself.
Freshly forty-five, complete with a loving, Aja James knows that her life is good, wealthy husband, well-adjusted children, and a beautiful home.
The CovenantsWillowbrooke #ad - They’re young, and black, their best year, gifted, and looking forward to senior year, before they all head off to college. And then one of them is murdered. The parents soon find themselves making a new pact: to keep the police and the community in the dark about what really happened that night. Today, marching band, football, their teens are straight A students exhibiting excellence in student council, cheerleading, and robotics.
Someone is arrested, but is he really guilty, the kids start unraveling, but someone starts talking, or just a convenient scapegoat? All they have to do is keep him in jail and get their kids through the school year, and the parents start keeping secrets of their own. Just how far are they willing to go to protect their children? To what lengths will they go to cover their own lies? And will the police find the murderer? When the truth is finally revealed, it threatens to ruin tear a community apart.
The Covenants #ad - Everything they did was to protect the children…Ten years ago, they made a pact to push their children to succeed by any means necessary.