Family

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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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Section 1
1
Section 2
13
Section 3
21
Section 4
39
Section 5
65
Section 6
81
Section 7
89
Section 8
95
Section 10
119
Section 11
128
Section 12
141
Section 13
183
Section 14
187
Section 15
203
Section 16
215
Section 17
221

Section 9
101

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Page 1 - FAMILY!" < HISTORY. LIVED, NOT WRITTEN, is such a thing not to understand always, but to marvel over. Time is so forever that life has many instances when you can say "Once upon a time" thousands of times in one life.

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About the author (2011)

J. California Cooper was born in Berkeley, California in 1932. She was an award-winning playwright, novelist, and short story writer. She wrote 17 plays and received a 1978 Black Playwright Award for Strangers. She wrote several short story collections including A Piece of Mine, Wild Stars Seeking Midnight Suns, and The Future Has a Past. Homemade Love received the 1989 American Book Award and Funny Valentine was made into a 1999 TV movie. Her novels included Family, The Wake of the Wind, Life Is Short but Wide, and Some People, Some Other Place. She received the James Baldwin Award and the Literary Lion Award from the American Library Association in 1988. She died on September 20, 2014 at the age of 82.

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