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Better Than I Know Myself
Donna Grant, Virginia DeBerry St. Martin's, Jun 2004, 24.95, 370 pp. ISBN: 0312273096 In the Brooklyn projects Carmen struggles to survive the mean streets. Her father is dead, her mother vanished, and her older brother has “raised” her by abusing her. Hew ticket out of the slums is Columbia University, but that means two jobs and non-stop studying. In Franklin, New Jersey, upper middle class Regina lives the African-American equivalent to th...