Family: A Novel

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Anchor Books, 1992 - Fiction - 231 pages
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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.

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User Review  - Anonymous - Borders

J. California Cooper is a great story teller of substance! Read full review

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User Review  - Meeka Johnakin - Goodreads

EPIC BOOK!!! In the league with the BOOK/MOVIE Roots & The Color Purple!!!! Just when you think you heard everything, BAM! Excellent twists & turns. Read full review

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About the author (1992)

J. California Cooper is an award-winning playwright, novelist, and short story writer. She gained fame in the 1970s as the author of 17 plays. She was named 1978's Black Playwright of the Year for her play, Strangers. A short story collection, A Piece of Mine, was published in 1984. Other works followed, including Homemade Love, the winner of the American Book Award in 1989, and the novels Some People, Some Other Place and Life is Short but Wide. Cooper received the James Baldwin Award and the Literary Lion Award from the American Library Association in 1988.

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