Mama Dearest

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Simon and Schuster, Sep 22, 2009 - Fiction - 389 pages
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E. Lynn Harris has wowed millions of readers with his signature blend of complex drama and undeniable heart that permeates his novels. Recently included on Ebony 's “Most Intriguing Blacks” list, and Savoy 's “100 Leaders and Heroes in Black America,” the award-winning Harris returns with another sure-fire winner in Mama Dearest —an irresistible tale featuring the incomparable heroine who first appeared in Not a Day Goes By and Any Way the Wind Blows , two of Harris's most popular and bestselling novels.

Ambitious singer, actress, and Broadway bombshell Yancey Harrington Braxton is on top of the world when the sudden reappearance of a long-lost daughter turns her world upside down. But when Yancey learns that her daughter wishes to follow in her mother's dramatic footsteps, she begins to make peace with the past she's struggled to keep hidden. A sweeping novel about mothers and daughters, secrets and lies, Mama Dearest will capture and enchant audiences everywhere.



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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Delicious diva Yancey Harrington Braxton's grand scheme to make her showbiz comeback is complicated by her newly sprung jailbird mother—and a painful secret from the past.Her career trajectory ... Read full review

Disappointed, but a must have for E. Lynn fans

User Review  - The Ricker - Borders

I was sad while reading this book. Knowing E. Lynn Harris had passed away, I couldn't wait to read this book, and savor it knowing it could possibly be his final work however, in reading it, I got the ... Read full review

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E. Lynn Harris, a #1 national and New York Times bestselling author, wrote twelve acclaimed novels including Basketball Jones, Just Too Good to Be True, and I Say a Little Prayer. There are more than four million copies of his novels in print. He died in 2009 at the age of 54. Visit

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