"[An] empathetic portrait of a modern woman wrestling with issues of love, work, and family obligations." —Publishers Weekly
Born into a comfortable Washington, D.C., home, Naomi Jefferson leads a life that is only occasionally marred by racism. As a teenager in the 1960s, her biggest concern centers around virginity. But all that changes when her older brother, Joshua–who seems destined for greatness–is killed in a tragic car accident on his way to a civil rights demonstration. Now the rift between black and white America becomes much too personal, and Naomi embarks on a journey to honor her brother’s legacy–and to find herself.
This brilliant new novel, from the bestselling author of Sisters & Lovers, traces three decades in the life of a woman readers will not soon forget, as she searches for love and purpose in a harsh often unforgiving world.
"Contains an infectious hope and optimism." —Los Angeles Times
Connie Briscoe is the New York Times bestselling author of P. G. County, Sisters & Lovers, A Long Way from Home, and Can’t Get Enough. She is the former managing editor of the American Annals of the Deaf at Gallaudet… More about Connie Briscoe
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Published by One World Jul 01, 1997| 384 Pages| 5-1/8 x 8| ISBN 9780345413628
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“[An] empathetic portrait of a modern woman wrestling with issues of love, work, and family obligations.”—Publishers Weekly
“Contains an infectious hope and optimism.”—Los Angeles Times
“Brims with warmth, energy, and a positive message about persistence and loyalty.”—San Francisco Chronicle
From the Paperback edition.
Yes, actually big girls do cry and Connie Briscoe has a way of making us both cry and laugh (with recognition) at the foibles of the characters in Connie’s novels. These characters are memorable and loads of fun and they inevitably grow stronger as the novel progresses. Connie is so supremely talented and gifted that I — like many of her fans — can’t wait for the next novel.