Bettye Griffin If These Walls Could Talk

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If These Walls Could Talk

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In Bettye Griffin's If These Walls Could Talk, three very different families share the same dream: moving out of New York City and into a house-and a life-of their own . . . Reuben and Camille have always been afraid to send their children outside to play in their rough Bronx neighborhood. So when they see a television ad for homes in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains, they jump at the chance. Spirits are high as the family's new life moves forward, but all is brought to a screeching halt when Reuben loses his job. No one in either Milo or Dawn's Brooklyn-based family has ever owned a house, and the Poconos seem perfect. Plus if they put a deposit down today, they can get a free deck and a fireplace. But after they move in, it starts to look like their house was slapped together like a ham sandwich and doesn't seem to be much stronger. Norman and Veronica are happy to leave Washington Heights for a place in the country . . . and so are their relatives. Each weekend brings a parade of empty-handed guests expecting to be fed but not expecting to pitch in and help. Now as three families embark on a journey filled with both triumphs and tribulations, they're about to discover that not all is perfect when your dreams come true . . .

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Following the tragedy of 9/11, three African American families contemplate moving from New York City to the suburbs. As different as they are, when all three families see an ad on television promising affordable new homes 100 miles away in Pennsylvania, it seems like an answer to their prayers. Milo and Dawn Young have good jobs, and they jump at the salesman's pitch to upgrade their dream home without investigating anything regarding construction, financing, or the commute. After inheriting money, Reuben and Camille Curry also succumb to the persuasive salesman, but Norman and Veronica Lee take their time, looking into the job situation and financing. After moving, all three families meet on the bus, having discovered the harsh realities of their long commutes. Griffin offers a cautionary tale about the pitfalls of hasty home ownership in a compelling drama about three families striving for the American dream. Patty Engelmann
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