A Day Late and a Dollar Short

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Penguin, Jan 1, 2002 - Fiction - 480 pages
5 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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McMillan's fifth novel introduces the Price family with the matriarch Viola surviving another major asthma attack. As her husband, Cecil, and four adult children rally around to support her recovery ... Read full review

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Populating her latest novel with her typically enjoyable characters, McMillan (Disappearing Acts) explores the heartaches and loving bonds of the Price family. Viola and Cecil and their four adult ... Read full review

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Cold Keys
Behind My Back
Hot Links
Ten Thousand Things
Before I

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Terry McMillan is the critically acclaimed, award-winning author of five previous novels and recipient of the Essence Award for Excellence in Literature.

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