Nowhere Is a Place

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Thorndike Press, 2006 - Fiction - 479 pages
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Sherry has aimlessly wandered through her life, traveling throughout the U.S and the world looking for a place to belong, going from man to man, moving as far from her mother and her family as possible. After her latest interracial relationship--this one with a white jazz musician--Sherry returns to Mexico for succor and recovery. She strikes upon the idea of traveling with her mother, with whom she communicates only once a month via phone, for a cross-country trip from Paradise, Nevada, to a family reunion in Birmingham, Alabama.

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User Review  - JAshleyOdell - LibraryThing

A truly heartache-inducing yet beautiful story that explores racial and ethnic identity, family connections, outsider status, the challenges faced in personal growth, and more. Beautifully crafted and ... Read full review

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User Review  - EllenH - LibraryThing

Bernice McFadden did it again. This was beautifully written, compelling family saga. Like Dumplling, I had to keep reading though I didn't always want to have the story go that way. I want to read more. Thank you librarything for this early reviewers book. Read full review

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Bernice L. McFadden is the author of seven critically acclaimed novels including the classic Sugar and Glorious, which was featured in O, The Oprah Magazine, selected as the debut title for the One Book, One Harlem program, and was a finalist for the NAACP Image Award. She is a three-time Hurston/Wright Legacy Award finalist and winner of the 2011 BCALA Literary Award for Fiction. Her sophomore novel, The Warmest December, was praised by Nobel Prize winning author Toni Morrison as searing and expertly imagined. McFadden lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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