Homemade love /

by Cooper, J. California.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, c1986. Description: 175 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 031219465X :.Title notes: $10.95 prolam 5-2001Subject(s): African Americans -- Social life and customs -- Fiction | Domestic fiction
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Adult Collection Adult Fiction FIC COO 1986 Available 39270002086076

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<p> 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.</p>

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Library Journal Review

Cooper's second volume of short stories (her first was A Piece of Mine , LJ 12/84) concerns black women and men, parents and children, as they struggle and love. Told in a folksy first-person voice, these stories nearly all have happy endings. Contrasts abound: In ``Living,'' a middle-aged man leaves his wife and piece of land to try city life, and after three days and four hospitalizations crawls gratefully back home. ``The Watcher'' is the neighborhood snoop, so intent on everyone else's business that she does not see that her own son is on smack. The overabundance of exclamation points and the sameness of style do get a little tiresome, but the stories are saved from preachiness by the wry and somewhat ingenuous tone. This would be an excellent addition to collections serving black young adult readers. Janet Boyarin Blundell, M.L.S., Brookdale Community Coll., Lincroft, N.J. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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