Joyce Carol Thomas Marked by Fire

ISBN 13: 9780380793273

Marked by Fire

3.71 avg rating
( 51 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780380793273: Marked by Fire
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

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

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 4.50
US$ 36.41

Convert Currency

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Thomas, Joyce Carol
Published by Avon Books (1982)
ISBN 10: 038079327X ISBN 13: 9780380793273
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Avon Books, 1982. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11038079327X

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 36.41
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds