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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (14 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marita Golden Narrator: Marita Golden Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2009 ISBN: 9781482978377
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In It’s All Love, black writers celebrate the complexity, power, danger, and glory of love in all its many forms: romantic, familial, communal, and sacred.

Editor Marita Golden recounts the morning she awoke certain that she would meet her soulmate in “Meeting Joe.” Memoirist Reginald Dwayne Betts writes stirringly about serving time in prison and how that transformed his life for the better in a piece he calls “Learning the Name Dad.” New York Times bestselling author Pearl Cleage is at her best in the delicate, touching “Missing You.” Award-winning author David Anthony Durham enraptures listeners with his “An Act of Faith.” New York Times bestselling author L. A. Banks is both funny and wise in “Two Cents and a Question,” her beautiful essay of discovering love as a child. And the poetry of love is here too, from Gwendolyn Brooks’ classic “A Black Wedding Song” to works by Nikki Giovanni, E. Ethelbert Miller, and Kwame Alexander. This is a dazzling exploration of the wonderful gift of love.

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  • “The readings are even better than the writing…Almost all are engaging, and there are several effortlessly fine performances. The listener comes away with a varied and satisfying take on love in black America (and elsewhere), performed with talent, professionalism, and heart.”

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Letitia | 11/17/2013

    " Each story and poem reminds me that we have gotten away from literature. The author obviously choose their words wisely so that the reader becomes a part of the stories. They do this in 6-7 pages at times. I see love differently after this book--Awesome! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Letitia | 10/1/2010

    " Each story and poem reminds me that we have gotten away from literature. The author obviously choose their words wisely so that the reader becomes a part of the stories. They do this in 6-7 pages at times. I see love differently after this book--Awesome! "

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About the Author

Marita Golden is an award-winning author, professor of writing, and cofounder of the Hurston/Wright Foundation, a national organization that serves as a resource center for African American writers. She has been featured in several magazines and newspapers, including the New York Times, Washington Post, and Essence.