P.G. County

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Doubleday, 2002 - Fiction - 324 pages
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Connie Briscoe's previous novels have won the accolades of critics, positions on national bestseller lists, and the loyalty of millions of fans. "Essence magazine called "Sisters and Lovers "a frank and funny tale," and "Mademoiselle dubbed it "riveting ...lively...hilarious." The "San Francisco Chronicle had high praise for "Big Girls Don't Cry, declaring "[It] brims with warmth, energy, and a positive message." With "P.G. County, Briscoe serves up a sexy, lush, and irresistible portrait of an elite African American community in Maryland.
Now meet the women of P. G. County:
Barbara Bentley is fifty, rich, fabulous, and the wife of the powerful Bradford Bentley. She has more than enough trouble keeping track of her handsome but all-hands husband while keeping her drinking problem in check
Pearl is a hairdresser who lives on the outskirts of the tony Silver Lake with her grown son, Kenyatta. As Pearl strives to grow her business and recover from a bad divorce, she also has to deal with Kenyatta's new girlfriend, Ashley, who is not at all the match Pearl imagined for her son.
The married Jolene, the black-sheep daughter of a prominent judge, beds down more than one promising candidate as she pursues a wealthy and powerful replacement for her earnest and hardworking husband.
Candice Johnson is remarried, white, and liberal, at least she always fancied herself as such until her daughter enters into a serious relationship with a young black man, and Candice's life as she knows it is suddenly called into question.
Lee is a teenager on the run from her mother's abusive boyfriend and in search of her own father whom she believes to be handsome, rich, and all-powerful.
In Connie Briscoe's big new splashy novel, five lives intersect in the swish and swanky, rich and raucous Prince George's County. With more than a nod to "Peyton Place, Connie Briscoe has created a fabulously fun novel that will delight, excite, and entertain.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Schemers and sluts in Prince George County.Anyone who can walk the walk and talk the talk can shine in the upscale black enclave of Maryland's Silver Lake. Long as they got the money or credit, that ... Read full review


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Connie Briscoe is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Sisters and Lovers and Big Girls Don't Cry, and The Long Way Home. She is the former managing editor of the American Annals of the Deaf at Gallaudet University and has been hearing-impaired for most of her adult life. She lives in Falls Church, Virginia.

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