New PDF release: A Day Late and a Dollar Short

By Terry McMillan

ISBN-10: 0451211081

ISBN-13: 9780451211088

Much-heralded and lengthy awaited, Terry McMillan's tour-de-force novel introduces the cost family-matriarch Viola, her sometimes-husband Cecil, and their 4 grownup teenagers, each one of whom sees life-and one another-through thick and skinny, and completely all alone phrases. along with her hallmark exuberance and solid of characters so sassy, resilient, and whole of existence that they breathe, dream, and shout correct off the web page, the writer of the outstanding best-sellers ready to Exhale and the way Stella received Her Groove again has given us a singular that takes us ever-further into the hearts, minds, and souls of America-and supplies us six extra associates we by no means are looking to go away. • Abridged. 4 cassettes, 6 hours

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On St. Patrick's Day: four-leaf clovers everywhere. On Valentine's Day: red and pink hearts plastered on everything. She had seven Christmas trees one Christmas, in every room in the damn house, and a giant one in the front yard! And now here come Easter. Ever since Jimmy got killed back in '85, Janelle been a litde off. He was her second husband. She wasn't married but twenty-two days the first time. He beat her up once and that was enough. But Jimmy is Shanice's daddy. Once Janelle finally got back into the dating game-the last few men she dealt with was all married.

Finally bringing me my lunch. Some thick green soup and mashed potatoes and it hurts when I swallow, but I don't care: I'm starving. I eat every drop of my tapioca, even though I can't usually stomach smooth-and-creamy nothing. I drink my apple juice, wishing all the time it was a beer. When I push the call button so they can take my tray, something metal hits the floor. They're Cecil's keys. Ha ha ha. I musta dozed off for a few minutes after they picked up my tray and the doctors checked my numbers.

She was fine and fourteen. Sassy. I fell in love. She was my chocolate rose. Next thang I know, we married and got four kids and we'd had about enough of them icy winds, that crunchy snow, them mean winter rats, and them blood-sucking mosquitoes every thick, sticky summer. I guess that was back in '73. It was her bright idea to leave Chicago and move to Los Angeles. I just went along with the program. I didn't particularly care for L. , even though 1 got on with the school district driving a bus.

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