A Day Late and a Dollar Short

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Penguin, Jan 1, 2002 - Fiction - 480 pages
23 Reviews
Much-heralded and long awaited, Terry McMillan's tour-de-force novel introduces the Price family-matriarch Viola, her sometimes-husband Cecil, and their four adult kids, each of whom sees life-and one another-through thick and thin, and entirely on their own terms. With her hallmark exuberance and cast of characters so sassy, resilient, and full of life that they breathe, dream, and shout right off the page.
 

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Review: A Day Late and a Dollar Short

User Review  - Alex - Goodreads

In a nutshell, I liked it. It wasn't the best read ever, but certainly not the worst. This is the first book I've read by McMillan. I usually don't read books like this; by this, I mean these more ... Read full review

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User Review  - Michelle Jackson - Goodreads

This book was amazing and the movie did not do it justice. The cast was well done but the screenplay left much to be desired. The ending left me saddened but at least the family reconciled and got to the root of their issues. Read full review

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Contents

Acknowledgments
Authors Note
The Way I See It
Cold Keys
Clearing House Sweepstakes
Track
Nothing in Common Except Blood
Behind My Back
Cancer
Puff On That
Lucky Strikes
Burnt Toast
Refills
Sinners
A New Life
Why Am I Wearing My Mamas Shoes?

Every Shut Eye Aint Closed
Hives
Hot Links
Fish Dreams
Ten Thousand Things
Liquid Jesus
Before I Pop
Bingo
Housecleaning
Hand After Hand
Throbbing
Credit
Sorry
Dreaming in Black and White
Two of Wands or Hanged Man Reversed
One Entrance to Another
Old Purses
SockItToMe Cake
What Im Fighting For
Loosening the Knots
Help
Thanksgiving
Copyright

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Terry McMillan is the author of the critically acclaimed novels "Mama" and "Disappearing Acts." Her third novel, "Waiting to Exhale, " has been a major "New York Times" bestseller and is one of the most celebrated books of the decade. Ms. McMillan is also the editor of "Breaking Ice: An Anhology of Contemporary African-American Fiction." She lives in northern California with her son, Solomon.

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