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Homemade Love Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (639 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: J. California Cooper Narrator: Peter Fernandez, Donna Bailey, Kim Staunton, Susan Spain, Starla Benford Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Critics have compared her work to that of Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston, but J. California Cooper has a warm, witty style that's definitely her own. Each of her short stories is a gem of downhome wisdom, polished with a bit of gossip, some heartbreak, and lots of humor.

In Funny Valentines a simple woman draws one heart on Valentine's Day and divides it among the people she loves, until all but one of them lies in the cemetery. Living portrays a man in midlife crisis who leaves his loving wife and pleasant country home for a taste of high city living and returns with a new perspective on life. Spooks is the tongue-in-cheek tale of a man who masquerades as a ghost in order to outsmart an unscrupulous suitor and win the heart of a vulnerable widow.

Sometimes sad, sometimes funny, and always touching, J. California Cooper's characters enlighten us and enrich us as they find love in unlikely places. The warm narrations will give listeners a sense of chatting with nosy but well-meaning neighbors over the back fence.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Sonia Bovell | 11/28/2013

    " Beautifully written. Loved this book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Oko | 10/21/2013

    " Very funny, authentic, inspiring, an convincing book!!!! Great job Ms. J. California Cooper !!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by J.R. Randle | 9/4/2013

    " J.California Cooper teaches you how to become a better person with her great gift for storytelling. Her writing is powerful enough to change humanity if we allowed her to open up our minds and let go of the negativity that binds us together...to hate. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by smoked_honey Honey | 8/30/2013

    " This book started my love of all things J. California Cooper. "

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About the Author
Author J. California Cooper

J. California Cooper first found acclaim as a playwright. The author of seventeen plays, she was named Black Playwright of the Year in 1978. It was through her work in the theater that she caught the attention of acclaimed poet and novelist Alice Walker. Encouraged by Walker to turn her popular storytelling skills to fiction, Cooper wrote her first collection of short stories, A Piece of Mine, in 1984. Two more story collections followed on the heels of A Piece of Mine. In 1986 came Homemade Love, which won an American Book Award.