Life is Short But Wide

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Mar 24, 2009 - Fiction - 256 pages
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An irresistible story of faith and perseverance, Life Is Short But Wide follows two families as they prove that no matter who you are or what you do, you are never too old to chase your dreams.

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. 
 

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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
3
Section 2
6
Section 3
9
Section 4
19
Section 5
23
Section 6
28
Section 7
51
Section 8
100
Section 12
Section 13
Section 14
Section 15
Section 16
Section 17
Section 18
Section 19

Section 9
Section 10
Section 11
Section 20
Section 21
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J. California Cooper is the author of four novels 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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