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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (252 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Pearl Cleage Narrator: Bahni Turpin, Mirron Willis Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2010 ISBN: 9780307735898
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Just when it appears that all her hard work on Barack Obama’s presidential campaign is about to pay off with a White House job, thirty-five year old Ida B. Wells Dunbar finds herself on Washington, DC’s post-election sidelines even as her twentysomething counterparts overrun the West Wing. Adding to her woes, her father, the Reverend Horace A. Dunbar, Atlanta civil rights icon and self-described “foot soldier for freedom,” is notoriously featured on an endlessly replayed YouTube clip in which his pronouncements don’t exactly jibe with the new era in American politics.

The Rev’s stinging words and myopic views don’t sound anything like the man who raised Ida to make her mark in the world. When friends call to express their concern, Ida realizes it’s time to head home and see what’s going on. Besides, with her job prospects growing dimmer, getting out of DC for a while might be the smartest move she could make.

Back in her old West End neighborhood, Ida runs into childhood friend and smooth political operator Wes Harper, also in town to pay a visit to the Reverend Dunbar, his mentor. Ida doesn’t trust Wes or his mysterious connections for one second, but she can’t deny her growing attraction to him.

While Ida and the Rev try to find the balance between personal loyalties and political realities, they must do some serious soul searching in order to get things back on track before Wes permanently derails their best laid plans.

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  • “Cleage zestfully crafts an intuitive novel of trust and responsibility, kinship and conviction.”

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jurena Mosaic | 2/12/2014

    " I didn't particularly care for this one. It didn't grab my attention although I did try to read it on several occasions. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/29/2014

    " the first novel I've read set in the context of the Obama campaign--could have been a true story! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bludissertation | 1/17/2014

    " I love Pearl Cleage as a writer but this book missed a certain....spark. So much attention was put into description that I felt the story and its development was a tad underdeveloped. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elise | 1/16/2014

    " A very entertaining story. Completely unrealistic in many ways, but enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 D Fields | 12/31/2013

    " As usual Ms. Pearl has some important things to say. I don't know if it's because I miss the usual West End or what but this one though beautiful as is all her work is not one of my favorites. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Columbus | 11/24/2013

    " Another really good novel from Pearl Cleage! Simply-plotted, post-2008 election novel based in Atlanta's West End area. Pearl knows her audience well and does a fine job with this tale. Hope there's a sequel! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Camille | 9/3/2013

    " good book. love Pearl Cleage. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Devon | 5/25/2013

    " I loved this book! It felt like an insiders view to true politiking (sp?) that goes on. I loved that it was a thinly veiled comment on our most recent political races (pun intended :) ) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Corliss | 5/12/2013

    " Good read but slow moving. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Herman | 4/29/2013

    " For African American history Month "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alisa | 4/8/2013

    " A bit thin compared to Cleage's usual. Multi-generational perspective on Obama's election from the residents of Atlanta's West End, with the usual feel-good ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rosie | 9/30/2012

    " a fast read, enjoyable "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elizabeth | 7/30/2012

    " It was a pretty decent read. Pearl Cleage write a good story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 5/24/2012

    " Inside the world of African America post Obama election. Quite eye opening. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 LJ | 3/15/2012

    " Wasn't sure I'd like it with all the Obama talk, but it was tolerable and I was able to enjoy the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rushea | 2/4/2012

    " Very good book. Anticlimatic ending, tho. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monise Seward | 1/21/2012

    " I have loved Ms. Pearl Cleage since 'If I had a Red Dress' and 'What Looks Like Crazy On An Ordinary Day.' I especially love how she uses her real surroundings (Atlanta's West End) and the setting for her books. She gives us an amazing story interwoven with a history lesson in every book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Miriamdh heard | 12/5/2011

    " Pearl Cleage Rocks! Nobody describes Atlanta better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Petula Darling | 9/13/2011

    " I enjoyed this more than I thought I would, and if it weren't for the one-dimensional mustache-twirling villain I'd have given this four stars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alisa | 4/8/2011

    " A bit thin compared to Cleage's usual. Multi-generational perspective on Obama's election from the residents of Atlanta's West End, with the usual feel-good ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 1/4/2011

    " I usually really like Pearl Cleage's books.
    This one was good but not great. I did love the way she put her own spin on the whole Rev. Wright/Obama drama though. It is an easy read and enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Miriamdh | 8/23/2010

    " Pearl Cleage Rocks! Nobody describes Atlanta better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 6/21/2010

    " the first novel I've read set in the context of the Obama campaign--could have been a true story! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elizabeth | 6/15/2010

    " It was a pretty decent read. Pearl Cleage write a good story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Columbus | 5/17/2010

    " Another really good novel from Pearl Cleage! Simply-plotted, post-2008 election novel based in Atlanta's West End area. Pearl knows her audience well and does a fine job with this tale. Hope there's a sequel!
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rushea | 5/8/2010

    " Very good book. Anticlimatic ending, tho. "

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