Some Love, Some Pain, Sometime

Some Love, Some Pain, Sometime

Book - 1995
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Random House, Inc.
In her acclaimed novels and short stories, J. California Cooper portrays the lives of African Americans, bringing to light the impact of history, social and economic hardship, and enduring cultural strengths on the experiences of individuals and families. The questions, discussion topics, suggested reading list, and author biography that follow are designed to enhance your group's discussion of her works, which range across time and place but share the passion, humor, and wisdom that mark J. California Cooper as one of the most original and engaging storytellers of our time.
Whether through her stories or her legendary readings, J. California Cooper has an uncanny ability to reach out to readers like an old and dear friend.  Her characters are plain-spoken and direct: simple people for whom life, despite its ever-present struggles, is always worth the journey.

In Some Love, Some Pain, Sometime, Cooper's characteristic themes of romance, heartbreak, struggle and faith resonate.  We meet Darlin, a self-proclaimed femme fatale who uses her wiles to try to find a husband; MLee, whose life seems to be coming to an end at the age of forty until she decides to set out and see if she can make a new life for herself; Kissy and Buddy, both trying and failing to find them until they finally meet each other; and Aberdeen, whose daughter Uniqua shows her how to educate herself and move up in the world.

These characters and others offer inspiration, laughter, instruction and pure enjoyment in what is one of J. California Cooper's finest story collections.

Baker & Taylor
A collection of short stories features women encountering romance, heartbreak, struggle, and faith, from a self-proclaimed femme fatale to a woman beginning life anew at middle age. Reprint.

Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c1995
ISBN: 9780385467872
0385467877
9780385467889
0385467885
Branch Call Number: FIC Cooper J
Characteristics: 273 p.; 22cm ; cm

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paulad02 Aug 07, 2012

If you love to read about romance - love gained, lost, and endured, try this book of short stories. I really enjoyed it.

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