Some Love, Some Pain, Sometime: StoriesAnchor #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, some Pain, Cooper's characteristic themes of romance, Sometime, 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. California Cooper's finest story collections. Whether through her stories or her legendary readings, J.
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.
In Search of Satisfaction: A NovelAnchor #ad - In yoville, ruth and yinyang, "a legal town-ship founded by the very rich for their own personal use, " a freed slave named Josephus fathers two daughters, by two different women. With in search of satisfaction, cooper gracefully portrays men and women, some good and others wickedly twisted, caught in their individual thickets of want and need on a once-grand plantation.
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 Future Has a Past: StoriesAnchor #ad - Bursting with earthy wisdom and humor, these warmly engaging tales are a testament to Cooper's gifts as a storyteller. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Wild Stars Seeking Midnight SunsAnchor #ad - 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. California cooper’s irresistible collection of new stories explores the universal themes of romance, family, and the hopes that propel people’s dreams.
. J. 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.
Life is Short But WideAnchor #ad - Among them are newlyweds irene and Val, Bertha and Joseph, who graciously allow their neighbors, to build a house on their land. 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.
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. Together the couples have three daughters, all who struggle to find love and success in the changing world.
Some People, Some Other PlaceAnchor #ad - 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. 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, 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.
Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick: Stories from the Harlem RenaissanceAmistad #ad - These stories challenge conceptions of hurston as an author of rural fiction and include gems that flash with her biting, satiric humor, as well as more serious tales reflective of the cultural currents of Hurston’s world. New york times’ books to watch forbuzzfeed’s Most Anticipated Books of 2020Newsweek’s Most Anticipated BooksForbes.
Com’s most anticipated books of 2020e!’s top 2020 books to readglamour’s best books In 1925, Barnard student Zora Neale Hurston—the sole black student at the college—was living in New York, “desperately striving for a toe-hold on the world. During this period, she began writing short works that captured the zeitgeist of African American life and transformed her into one of the central figures of the Harlem Renaissance.
Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick: Stories from the Harlem Renaissance #ad - From “one of the greatest writers of our time” toni morrison—the author of Barracoon and Their Eyes Were Watching God—a collection of remarkable stories, including eight “lost” Harlem Renaissance tales now available to a wide audience for the first time. All are timeless classics that enrich our understanding and appreciation of this exceptional writer’s voice and her contributions to America’s literary traditions.
Brought together for the first time in one volume, they include eight of Hurston’s “lost” Harlem stories, which were found in forgotten periodicals and archives. Nearly a century later, this singular talent is recognized as one of the most influential and revered American artists of the modern period.
Hitting a straight lick with a crooked Stick is an outstanding collection of stories about love and migration, gender and class, racism and sexism that proudly reflect African American folk culture.
The Darkest ChildSoho Press #ad - Rozelle—beautiful, charismatic, and light-skinned—exercises a violent hold over her children. She has a chance to change her life, but can she break from Rozelle’s grasp without ruinous—even fatal—consequences? But tangy mae has been selected to be part of the first integrated class at a nearby white high school.
Pakersfield, georgia, 1958: Thirteen-year-old Tangy Mae Quinn is the sixth of ten fatherless siblings. She is the darkest-skinned among them and therefore the ugliest in her mother, estimation, Rozelle’s, but she’s also the brightest. Fearing abandonment, or at “the farmhouse” on the edge of town, she pulls them from school at the age of twelve and sends them to earn their keep for the household, in the fields, whether in domestic service, where Rozelle beds local men for money.