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Abyssinia Jackson, born in an Oklahoma cotton field in the wake of a tornado, is the pride and joy of her family, church and community until a series of natural disasters and personal attacks threaten to break her spirit, but Mother Barker and her lessons in folk medicine help Abby survive.
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Joyce Carol Thomas was born in Ponca City, Oklahoma, and now lives in California. A poet, novelist, and playwright, she has been honored with the National Book Award and the Coretta Scott King Author Award for her work. In her latest book of poetry, A Mother's Heart, A Daughter's Love: Poems for Us to Share, she reflects on the lifelong relationship between mothers and daughters.Review:
"A lyrical celebration of black womanhood tempered by both pain and joy." -- Booklist, Starred Review
"Concerns human strength and frailty. It is a book about girls and women and the men in their lives. It tells of the best and worst time experienced by a small black community during a 20-year period...Well worth reading." -- Alice Childress, The New York Times
"I believe this to be an important first novel. Joyce Carol Thomas's characters enact the verities of human life: romance, apprehension, loss, and hope, and they perform on the author's real life stage." -- Maya Angelou
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Book Description Avon Books, 1982. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11038079327X