For generations Eula Too's family has been making a journey North, year after year, step by painful step; and she's determined to be the one to make it all the way to Chicago. In and out of school, taking care of her fourteen brothers and sisters, she can see no way out. But when a new family burden threatens to overwhelm her, she at last leaves for the city, only to find that her life gets even tougher.
Ranging from the Deep South at the turn of the century, to a diverse contemporary town filled with people striving for a better life, "Some People, Some Other Place" is J. California Cooper at her irresistible, surprising best.
About the Author
J. California Cooper is the author of novels, six collections of stories, and seventeen plays. Her book "Homemade Love" was the winner of the American Book Award in 1989, and she has been honored as the Black Playwright of the Year. She has also received the James Baldwin Writing Award and the Literary Lion Award from the American Library Association. She lived in California until her death in 2014.
“A truly inspiring novel that lends credence to [Cooper’s] reputation as a genius storyteller”—The Boston Globe
“The author’s storytelling gifts are at their peak. . . . I was hypnotized. I was helpless. I couldn’t stop reading” —Carolyn See, The Washington Post
“Stirring. . . . You laugh, cry, cheer, pity, and pray for her highly spirited cast.” —Upscale
“A graceful tale of people surviving because of, and in spite of, one another.” —Essence