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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bagley Public Library MCM (Text) 33500013235809 New Checked out 07/15/2020
Fertile Public Library MCM (Text) 33500013235817 New Checked out 07/21/2020

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  • ISBN: 9781984823748
  • ISBN: 1984823744
  • Physical Description: 350 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2020]

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"After a sudden change of plans, a remarkable woman and her loyal group of friends try to figure out what she's going to do with the rest of her life--from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of How Stella Got Her Groove Back and Waiting to Exhale Loretha Curry's life is full. A little crowded sometimes, but full indeed. On the eve of her sixty-eighth birthday, she has a booming beauty supply empire, a gaggle of lifelong friends, and a husband who's still got moves that surprise. True, she's carrying a few more pounds than she should be, but she's not one of those women who thinks her best days are behind her, and she's determined to prove her mother, her twin sister, and everyone else with that outdated view of aging wrong--it's not all downhill from here. But when an unexpected loss turns her world upside down, Loretha will have to summon all her strength, resourcefulness, and determination to keep on thriving, pursue joy, heal old wounds, and chart new paths. With a little help from her friends, of course"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 December #1
    McMillan is known for protagonists who take charge of their lives and rediscover passion in between the cracks, as in her especially beloved novels Waiting to Exhale (1992) and How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1996). This time around her heroine is Loretha Curry, who's in her late sixties and full of life. She and her four best friends have been in one another's corner for over 30 years, and she has a loving husband, a charismatic family, and a dog who knows her best. After a gut-wrenching tragedy shakes her world, Loretha voyages to evaluate what happiness looks like for her. The owner of multiple beauty supply stores, she tries to figure out how to relate to her twin sister, Odessa; her daughter Jalecia; and her granddaughter Cinnamon as they make choices she doesn't understand. Loretha's friends Sadie, Korynthia, Lucky, and Poochie accompany her while navigating their own troubles. McMillan's writing is smart and witty, throwing readers right into the action, and her dialogue is coated with humor that breathes life into her characters.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: With lots of promotion in the works, fans will flock to McMillan's first novel in four years. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Terry McMillan is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Waiting to Exhale, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, A Day Late and a Dollar Short, and The Interruption of Everything, and the editor of Breaking Ice: An Anthology of Contemporary African-American Fiction. Each of McMillan&;s nine previous novels was a New York Times bestseller, and four have been made into movies: Waiting to Exhale, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Disappearing Acts, and A Day Late and a Dollar Short. She lives in California.

Subject: Female friendship > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Life change events > Fiction.
Beauty shops > Fiction.
FICTION / Women.
FICTION / African American / Women.
FICTION / Family Life / General.
African American women.
Older women.
Genre: Fiction.

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