Let That Be the Reason

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Thorndike Press, 2009 - Fiction - 377 pages
23 Reviews
From literary icon and "Essence" bestselling author of "Imagine This" and "Dirty Red" comes forth the classic urban novel that launched Vickie Stringer's wildly successful career -- "Let That Be the Reason." This is the remix. Based on Stringer's real-life experiences, this epic tale has changed the face of contemporary literature and continues to resonate and provide voice to thousands of urban readers as a cautionary tale of will and redemption.

Pamela Xavier is a young woman left for dead by her drug-dealing boyfriend, Chino. With stacks of bills, no food in the fridge, and a baby on the way, Pammy turns to the streets for survival. Her back against the wall, Pammy relies on her alter ego, Carmen, to guide her through the male-dominated game and to achieve what she thinks will buy back her life and her happiness: money. In no time, Carmen graduates from call-girl service to leader of a major drug cartel -- all to raise her son so he may never know her same pain and struggle. But with money on her mind, Carmen soon realizes that the perilous choices and consequences of the game come at a much higher cost than she could ever have imagined.

"Let That Be the Reason" in this collector's edition, including additional chapters and dialogue, is a true-to-life saga of a woman's love, ambition to survive, forgiveness, and salvation.

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User Review  - Shakeisha Williams - Goodreads

The pace of the story was too slow for me. There was not enough jaw dropping action, and I kept wondering why the character was soooo stupid when it came to a man, but I guess that's how some females ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Vickie M. Stringer is the author of "Essence" bestsellers, including "Imagine This", "Let that Be the Reason", "Dirty Red", "Still Dirty", ""and" Dirtier Than Ever". She is the publisher of Triple Crown publications, one of the most successful African American book publishers in the U.S. and abroad. She has been featured in such prominent news media as "The New York Times", "Newsweek", MTV News, "Publishers Weekly", "Vibe", "Millionaire Blueprints", "Writer's Newsweek", "Black Expressions", and many more. She lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her two children.

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