A Day Late and a Dollar Short
Viola is in her fifties and her life is ending soon. Her husband Cecil - her enemy - has run off with Brenda, a young woman with three kids. Her four children: Paris, Charlotte, Lewis and Janelle have various problems in their life, but hardly talk to one another about it. That is until the problems get too much.
Cecil still loves Viola but cannot cope with her bitter ways. Paris finds it hard to admit she feels alone and needs a partner. Charlotte wo... Disappearing Acts
An often unemployed construction worker meets a school teacher. They have many misunderstandings due to differences in their backgrounds and expectations. Eventually they manage to work things out somewhat.... How Stella Got Her Groove Back
Stella is a divorced mother of one son. At the age of forty two, she is quite content with her life, or so she thinks, which consists of work, managing a household, and raising a pre-teenager. Stella is very involved in personal fitness and spends much of her free time running.
After watching a television commercial about vacation packages, Stella decides to take a trip, with her friend Vanessa, to Jamaica. Once in Jamaica, she meets twenty-year-old ... Mama
Mildred Peacock is a young feisty mother of five, (Freda, Money, Bootsey, Doll, and Angel) living in the small minded town of Point Haven, Michigan. When she decides to leave her husband, Crook, of over ten years due to abuse and infidelity, her life of continuous struggle begins. Mildred is forced to find love and lust in unfulfilling relationships, taking low-wage jobs to support her family, alcohol mixed with " nerve pills" which all causes her to th...
The Interruption of Everything
Marilyn Grimes is a 44 year old African American wife and mother who works part time at a crafts store. Marilyn has dedicated most of her life to taking care of her husband, Leon, her three grown children (Sabrina, Simeon and Spencer), her mother-in-law Arthurine, her drug addicted adopted sister, Joy, and her own mother, Lovey. Marilyn has reached a turning point in her life when she feels unfilled by marriage to Leon and dissatisfied with her lot in ... Waiting to Exhale
In Terry McMillan's Waiting to Exhale the reader is introduced to four strong women at various points of their lives. Each searching for what everyone longs for: true love. Each woman experiences the pains of a new society that they thought they had left out of a long time ago.
This romance is a coming of age for all women, although centered around just African Americans,McMillan uses descriptive terms to convey emotions to all readers. ... Who Asked You?
Betty Jean (BJ) has her hands full with a family who can't get it together. Betty Jean has a big heart. Her adult children have all taken different paths and seem to have forgotten the values they were raised with. Her sons are not active in her life. Dexter is in prison for carjacking a woman when he was in his his late teens. He is doing a ten year term and has never taken responsibility for his crime. The other has forgotten he is a black man.