From the beloved author of Family and A Piece of Mine comes a dazzling new collection of stories featuring ordinary women who discover that love sometimes comes when you least expect it.
Vinnie is an overworked and self-sacrificing single mother who gets a second chance at love and independence, in "The Eagle Flies." In "A Shooting Star" a happily married mother of two laments the fate of her beautiful friend Lorene, whose naivete about desire has deadly consequences. In "A Filet of Soul," Luella's luck soon changes when her mother leaves her a modest inheritance, but not as soon as she initially imagines. And in "The Lost and Found," Irene confronts her womanizing boyfriend with the one piece of information that will bring him to his knees. Bursting with earthy wisdom and humor, these warmly engaging tales are a testament to Cooper's gifts as a storyteller.
About the Author
J. California Cooper is the author of the novels "Family" and "In Search of Satisfaction" and five collections of stories: "Homemade Love," the winner of the 1989 American Book Award; "A Piece of Mine"; "The Future Has a Past"; "Some Love, Some Pain, Sometime"; "The Matter Is Life" and "Some Soul to Keep," She is also the author of seventeen plays and has been honored as Black Playwright of the Year. In 1988, she received the James Baldwin Writing Award and the Literary Lion Award from the American Library Association. She lives in California.
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"A wonderful blend of spirited characters and energetic writing."
"It's the universality of her themes that has made Ms, Cooper's work popular."
--The Dallas Morning News
"[A]nother great work by a truly compassionate traditionalist. Cooper offers her readers great pleasure."
--Quarterly Black Review of Books