Life Is Short But Wide

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Anchor Books, 2010 - Fiction - 317 pages
7 Reviews
Like the small towns J. California Cooper has so vividly portrayed in her previous novels, Wideland, Oklahoma, is home to ordinary Americans with big hearts. Among them are newlyweds Irene and Val, who graciously allow their neighbors, Bertha and Joseph, to build a house on their land. Together the couples have three daughters, all who struggle to find love and success in the changing world. But although the years may bring hardship and heartache, they also teach the importance of living one’s life boldly and squeezing out every possible moment of joy.
 
An irresistible story of faith and family,Life Is Short But Wideproves that no matter who you are or what you do, you are never too old to chase your dreams.
 

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User Review  - Olivermagnus - LibraryThing

“Life is Short But Wide” takes place in Wideland, Oklahoma from about 1910 to the late sixties. Our narrator and on-looker is 91 year old Mrs. Hattie B. Brown who lives with her 105 year old mother ... Read full review

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User Review  - pinkcrayon99 - LibraryThing

Now that I am a J. California Cooper junkie, I had to squeeze in another book by her this year. Prior to me reading anything by Cooper, Life is Short but Wide, was on my Amazon Wish List. Cooper is ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
5
Section 3
9
Section 4
19
Section 5
23
Section 6
29
Section 7
33
Section 8
37
Section 23
169
Section 24
181
Section 25
189
Section 26
199
Section 27
207
Section 28
213
Section 29
219
Section 30
227

Section 9
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Section 10
43
Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
141
Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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Section 40
285
Section 41
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Section 42
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Section 43
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About the author (2010)

J. California Cooper is the author of four novels, including, most recently, Some People, Some Other Place, and six collections of stories. She was honored as Black Playwright of the Year, and has received the American Book Award, the James Baldwin Writing Award, and the Literary Lion Award from the American Library Association. She lives in California.

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