Brothers and Sisters

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Berkeley, 1995 - Fiction - 544 pages
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Brothers and Sisters is set in the white-hot center of racially troubled Los Angeles, still healing from the deep scars of riot, violence, and suspicion. At the story's heart is Esther Jackson, an African-American who has built a promising career at a downtown bank. When a black man is hired as a senior vice-president, Esther is heartened - until his interest in a white officer at the bank percolates into sexual harassment. Esther is forced to choose between commitment to the friend who is being harassed and loyalty to a person of her own race. When a looting of bank accounts creates suspicions along racial lines, Esther must rethink her life even further, and her vision of the American dream.

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Esther Jackson is trying to make a career for herself at a downtown Los Angeles bank right after the April 1992 riots. She currently works in middle management but dreams of climbing higher. She knows ... Read full review

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This was a brilliantly written tome on a number of contemporary issues told from the perspective of a women colliding with what it means to be professionally determined; female in a male dominated ... Read full review

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Bebe Moore Campbell was a bestselling author and a journalist. Her nonfiction work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Ms., Essence, Black Enterprise, Ebony, Working Mother, USA Weekend, and Adweek, among other publications. She was a regular contributor to National Public Radio.

Bebe Moore Campbell was the author of such national, critically acclaimed bestsellers as Brothers and Sisters, Singing in the Comeback Choir, Your Blues Ain't Like Mine, and What You Owe Me as well as the award-winning children's book, Sometimes My Mommy Gets Angry and the recently published Stompin' at the Savoy.

Campbell was born and grew up in Philadelphia and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, where she earned a bachelor of science degree in elementary education. She taught elementary and middle school for five years. She is survived by her husband, Ellis Gordon, Jr., her daughter, the actress Maia Campbell, and a son, Ellis Gordon III.

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