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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (62 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Cris Burks Narrator: Susan Spain Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 24, 2017 ISBN: 9781440796739
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Cris Burks won widespread acclaim for her engaging first novel SilkyDreamGirl. Burks' second offering follows the life of a determined girl struggling toward adulthood in 1950s Chicago. The devastating discovery that "Daddy" is not her real father opens a great chasm in Neecey's world and leads to Neecey's abusive mother bringing a succession of no-good men into the home. Nevertheless, as she grows into a woman, the resilient Neecey strives to overcome despair and forge a new life for herself. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lola | 6/6/2013

    " Such a heartwrenching story, what makes it even worse is knowing that little girls and boys are still negelected and abused, by those who should love and cherish them. i love Burks writting style and look forward to more books by her. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 10/24/2012

    " Very touching book. I cried in public. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michele | 9/6/2012

    " Cris and I were in the same writer's group for years. I was so thrilled to finally see her Neecey story in print. She is a wonderful writer, and someone to watch for in the future. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marcella | 8/7/2012

    " I couldn't put this down. It's a testament to the strength & resilience of children in the face of adversity, as well as a reminder that while people can birth children, they aren't necessarily designed to parent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Porcha Maten | 4/6/2012

    " Such a good book, very sad that this little girl was forced to grow up so fast but fought to let that hold her back "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy Lewis | 9/16/2011

    " This was a simple book to read and finish. It was very sad and didn't seem to be getting any better through the whole book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Messiah ❤ | 5/18/2011

    " Loved this story. Wouldn't have mind if it was longer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jordyn B | 6/23/2010

    " Neecey was really strong at some point in this book. At other times I was almost yelling at my book about why she was or wasn't doing something! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tia | 2/8/2010

    " This book was amazing!!! Story about love, heartbreak, abuse, and perseverance!! Neecey was absolutely amazing!! MUST READ!! "

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About the Author

Cris Burks earned her MFA from Columbia College, where she taught fiction writing for more than seven years. Her poetry and short stories have appeared in many publications, including the anthology Gumbo. She considers herself a Chicagoan although she was born in Mississippi and has lived in several states, including Ohio and South Dakota. She currently resides in Sacramento, California.

About the Narrator

Susan Spain has appeared on stages in New York City, across the United States, and in Europe. Performances includes roles in an international production of The Best of Broadway and a staging of Little Shop of Horrors at the Smithsonian Institute’s Folklife Festival in Washington, DC. She has also appeared in Hair.