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Kimberla Lawson Roby

Already at the top of the Blackboard Bestseller List, this critically acclaimed new voice in African-American literature is both passionate and vibrant. In this, Kimberla Lawson Roby’s second novel, strong characters explore the complexities of such real life issues as relationships, single parenthood, and infertility. Racquel and Marcella are sisters with very little in common, except that each wants what the other has. Racquel has a beautiful house, a fulfilling career and a loving husband. But driven by her desperate longing for a child, she is alienating her husband and family. Marcella is a single mom, trying to support her two children with a low paying job, food stamps, and occasional child support from a deadbeat ex-husband. She won’t allow anyone to interfere with her dream for a better lifestyle, not even her own children. Narrator Donna Bailey skillfully renders the emotionally powerful experiences of two women as they learn to accept their losses. Sometimes funny and often heartbreaking, their story touches listeners with a message of healing and hope.

Already at the top of the Blackboard Bestseller List, this critically acclaimed new voice in African-American literature is both passionate and vibrant. In this, Kimberla Lawson Roby’s second novel, strong characters explore the complexities of such real life issues as relationships, single parenthood, and infertility. Racquel and Marcella are sisters with very little in common, except that each wants what the other has. Racquel has a beautiful house, a fulfilling career and a loving husband. But driven by her desperate longing for a child, she is alienating her husband and family. Marcella is a single mom, trying to support her two children with a low paying job, food stamps, and occasional child support from a deadbeat ex-husband. She won’t allow anyone to interfere with her dream for a better lifestyle, not even her own children. Narrator Donna Bailey skillfully renders the emotionally powerful experiences of two women as they learn to accept their losses. Sometimes funny and often heartbreaking, their story touches listeners with a message of healing and hope.
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Already at the top of the Blackboard Bestseller List, this critically acclaimed new voice in African-American literature is both passionate and vibrant. In this, Kimberla Lawson Roby’s second novel, strong characters explore the complexities of such real life issues as relationships, single parenthood, and infertility. Racquel and Marcella are sisters with very little in common, except that each wants what the other has. Racquel has a beautiful house, a fulfilling career and a loving husband. But driven by her desperate longing for a child, she is alienating her husband and family. Marcella is a single mom, trying to support her two children with a low paying job, food stamps, and occasional child support from a deadbeat ex-husband. She won’t allow anyone to interfere with her dream for a better lifestyle, not even her own children. Narrator Donna Bailey skillfully renders the emotionally powerful experiences of two women as they learn to accept their losses. Sometimes funny and often heartbreaking, their story touches listeners with a message of healing and hope.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Donna Bailey

Length:

10h 41m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:57


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

24:46


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

18:30


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

37:22


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

17:41


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

20:19


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

22:35


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

27:46


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

32:15


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

25:09


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

29:04


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

26:53


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

24:18


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

24:24


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

23:58


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

21:05


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

25:07


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:02


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

26:06


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

22:56


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

29:08


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

20:36


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

17:12


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

22:08


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

20:42


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

18:05


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

26:45


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

25:56


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

01:27