All Bright Court

Author: Connie Rose Porter
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544391209
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All Bright Court from the Author: Connie Rose Porter. A compelling first novel covering two decades in the lives of the Taylor family and their neighbors in an African-American working class neighborhood in Buffalo, NY. In a clear, quiet but powerful prose, the author draws the gaudily painted, rundown bungalows of All-Bright Court and peoples it convincingly.

Imani All Mine

Author: Connie Rose Porter
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547526245
Size: 19.21 MB
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Imani All Mine from the Author: Connie Rose Porter. "With authority and grace" (Essence), Imani All Mine tells the story of Tasha, a fourteen-year-old unwed mother of a baby girl. In her ghettoized world where poverty, racism, and danger are daily struggles, Tasha uses her savvy and humor to uncover the good hidden around her. The name she gives her daughter, Imani, is a sign of her determination and fundamental trust despite the odds against her: Imani means faith. Surrounding Tasha and Imani is a cast of memorable characters: Peanut, the boy Tasha likes, Eboni, her best friend, Miss Odetta, the neighborhood gossip, and Tasha's mother, Earlene, who's dating a new boyfriend. Tasha's voice speaks directly to both the special pain of poverty and the universal, unconquerable spirit of youth. Authentic in every detail, this is an unforgettable story. As Seventeen declared, "Porter's candid narrative will have you hooked from the opening sentence."

The Chamber

Author: John Grisham
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407095617
Size: 40.64 MB
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The Chamber from the Author: John Grisham. A twenty-year-old secret buried in the madness of another time...compelling, hypnotic storytelling from the master legal thriller writing. Adam Hill is in his first year at a top Chicago law firm. He volunteers for the toughest assignment any lawyer could ask for. His prospective client doesn't want Adam or his law firm. He is an unrepentent and outspoken racist with a violent past. He is on Death Row for the murder of two Jewish children in a horrific bombing in 1967. Why would he take on Adam, a complete novice, to defend him? And why would Adam want his case so desperately? The answer lies in the past, in a twenty-year-old secret buried in the madness of another time. . .

Praxis

Author: Fay Weldon
Publisher: Head of Zeus
ISBN: 1781857962
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Praxis from the Author: Fay Weldon. 'She's a queen of words' CAITLIN MORAN. Praxis Duveen is a survivor. At five years old, in 1920s England, she is still innocent, the product of an unstable mother and a flighty father who abandoned Praxis and her half-crazy sister, Hypatia. As the decades fly by, Praxis experiences many incarnations, from prostitute to rape victim, wife to adulteress and eventually becomes the accidental leader of an international women's movement. Now, from her dingy basement apartment, where she's attempting to write a memoir, Praxis tells about the story of her remarkable journey – peppered with more than a few detours along the way... Now in her ninth decade, Fay Weldon is one of the foremost chroniclers of our time, a novelist who spoke to an entire generation of women by daring to say the things that no one else would. Her work ranges over novels, short stories, children's books, nonfiction, journalism, television, radio, and the stage. She was awarded a CBE in 2001.

Addy Learns A Lesson

Author: Connie Rose Porter
Publisher: Amer Girl Pub
ISBN: 9781562470777
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Addy Learns A Lesson from the Author: Connie Rose Porter. After arriving in Philadelphia, Addy Walker and her mother set out to build new lives for themselves, with Addy attending school for the first time and making new friends. Simultaneous.