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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (376 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kimberla Lawson Roby Narrator: Donna Bailey Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 1998 ISBN: 9781436134767
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Already at the top of the Blackboard Bestseller List, this critically acclaimed new voice in African American literature is both passionate and vibrant. In this, Kimberla Lawson Roby’s second novel, strong characters explore the complexities of such real life issues as relationships, single parenthood, and infertility. Racquel and Marcella are sisters with very little in common, except that each wants what the other has. Racquel has a beautiful house, a fulfilling career and a loving husband. But driven by her desperate longing for a child, she is alienating her husband and family. Marcella is a single mom, trying to support her two children with a low paying job, food stamps, and occasional child support from a deadbeat ex-husband. She won’t allow anyone to interfere with her dream for a better lifestyle, not even her own children. Narrator Donna Bailey skillfully renders the emotionally powerful experiences of two women as they learn to accept their losses. Sometimes funny and often heartbreaking, their story touches listeners with a message of healing and hope. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A true writer, a storyteller at the top of her game.” 

    Eric Jerome Dicky

  • “An enjoyable and thought-provoking read.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Roby’s dialog rings true.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monique | 10/14/2013

    " I liked this book because the characters were different and they all had issues. Good read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 LaRhonda | 5/7/2012

    " Terrible! Poorly written. the narrator was terrible as well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 LaSonya | 11/22/2011

    " Good book from beginning to end. Found myself routing for both women, but especially Racquel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 quatina Rockmore | 7/21/2011

    " This book was really good. It shows that no matter how bad it may seem it can get better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 quatina | 10/7/2010

    " This book was really good. It shows that no matter how bad it may seem it can get better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monique | 10/21/2007

    " I liked this book because the characters were different and they all had issues. Good read. "

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About the Author
Author Kimberla Lawson Roby

Kimberla Lawson Roby is an award-winning author whose work has been on numerous bestseller lists, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, Essence, Upscale magazine, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon.com. In addition, Roby is the recipient of the Blackboard Fiction Book of the Year Award in 2001, several Female Author of the Year Awards presented by the African American Literary Award Show in New York, and the 1998 First-Time Author Award from Chicago’s Black History Month Book Fair and Conference, among others. She lives in Illinois with her husband.