A Change Is Gonna Come

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Kensington Books, 2003 - Fiction - 344 pages
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"A Change is Gonna Come" is set in the fictional town of Bridgeport, North Carolina and revolves around four women friends who all work for St. Paul Human Services in the Family Financial Assistance unit, which offers child-rearing classes, counseling and advice to teenage mothers.

Tangie Thomas is in her late twenties, a conservative social worker who has two loves: herself and men. But when someone from her past dies of AIDS, Tangie realizes that it's time to make some serious life changes.

Sabrina Mayhew, the secretary in the unit, is a gossiper, whose habit of betraying confidences almost destroys her friendships and those of the people she cares most about.

Bonnie Mae Abbot, at the age of fifty, is the St. Paul veteran of the group. She has no children of her own, so she has the tendency to mother everyone in the unit.

The central figure of the story is Cordelia Berkeley, a devout Christian and recent divorcee who now is raising her headstrong teenage daughter alone. Cordelia, who has always been opinionated and quick to dole out advice to others, finds herself completely unable to cope when she discovers that Devon is pregnant. She suffers a debilitating stroke and succumbs to a depression so severe that it seems she's given up her faith.

It is only through the unfaltering support of Tangie, Sabrina and, especially, Bonnie May, that Cordelia will learn the true meaning of friendship and faith.

"A Change is Gonna Come" will appeal both to readers of mainstream African American women's fiction and to the market for Christian fiction.

 

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Contents

Section 1
9
Section 2
13
Section 3
19
Section 4
27
Section 5
32
Section 6
40
Section 7
55
Section 8
75
Section 17
153
Section 18
159
Section 19
172
Section 20
189
Section 21
210
Section 22
212
Section 23
228
Section 24
256

Section 9
80
Section 10
96
Section 11
117
Section 12
120
Section 13
125
Section 14
129
Section 15
136
Section 16
146
Section 25
261
Section 26
270
Section 27
298
Section 28
302
Section 29
322
Section 30
341
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About the author (2003)

Jacquelin Thomas is the author of twelve books. She currently resides in North Carolina.

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