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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (419 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Pearl Cleage Narrator: Robin Miles Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The toast of Europe, Josephine Evans had spent thirty years abroad establishing her reputation as one of the finest actresses of her generation. In Amsterdam, she redefined who and what an African American diva could be, and her legions of loyal fans loved her for it. But when a war she didn’t even understand suddenly makes her the target of angry anti-American protests, Josephine is forced to return to America to see if she can find a new definition of home. Camping out with her granddaughter in Atlanta’s West End, Josephine tries to reclaim her old life even as she scrambles to shape her new one. An unexpected reunion with an old friend, Abbie Allen Browning, soon offers her a chance to set things right. Rallying with Abbie against an unscrupulous land developer who threatens to tear the community apart, Josephine finds herself playing the most important role of her life, as she shows her neighbors what courage really is and learns the real meaning of coming home.

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  • “Sparkling…No doubt, Seen It All’s leading lady, actress Josephine Evans, will soon [become] a book-club fave.”


  • “The uplifting end of the story is never in doubt, but Cleage provides enough plot turns and setbacks to make things interesting. Best of all, Josephine’s voice—independent, smart, wise, and funny—never flags. She’s a winning character.”

    Boston Globe

  • “Robin Miles is one of the best narrators in the business…Miles portrays Josephine’s militant patriotism, but behind all the bravado there’s a well of sorrow. Listeners will thoroughly enjoy this offbeat plot and Miles’s totally convincing narration.”


  • “Cleage revives some beloved characters as she celebrates personal evolution and the joy of true homecoming. Fans of this bestselling author will love this latest work.”


Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Monique | 2/17/2014

    " I think that I read this book in 2007 or 20008 when my grandma was sick and I was in chicago. It is about a fabulous woman who is past middle age. I just love all of her books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Vilo | 2/17/2014

    " This Pearl Cleage was much better. It took on some tough issues but was manageable, even hopeful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kathryn | 2/16/2014

    " Pretty good. I thought Babylon Sisters was better, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jennifer | 2/4/2014

    " I adore Pearl, a little cinematic at the end... enjoyed it "

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