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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jan 12, 2011 - Fiction - 240 pages
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In this wise, beguiling, and beautiful novel set in the era of the Civil War, award-winning playwright and author J. California Cooper paints a haunting portrait of a woman named Always and four generations of her African-American family.

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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 (2011)

J. California Cooper is the author of several novels, including Some People, Some Places, and six collections of stories. She was honored as Black Playwright of the Year, and her work received the American Book Award, the James Baldwin Writing Award, and the Literary Lion Award from the American Library Association. She died in 2014.

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