Family

In this wise, beguiling, beautiful novel set in the era of the Civil War, an award-winning playwright and author paints a haunting portrait of a woman named Always, born a slave, and four generations of her African-American family.

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FAMILY


3 Comments

Jenni "J.Rose" on October 12, 2014 at 5:44 PM.

Unique narration and empowering ending….. This was a page-turner. Some books we must almost force ourselves to finish but this story is very compelling. When I first began reading, I had to do so very slowly so that I could understand what was happening. The reason was because the narrator of this book is herself a slave from the mid-1800’s and therefore speaks with the slang and southern accent of that time. Once I got used to that I liked it because it made the story feel more authentic. I felt that it again reminds us of how…

Luv2Read "imareader2" on October 12, 2014 at 5:57 PM.

Fascinating-Awesome-Masterful-Inspirational-Loving-Yearning “Family” is a book that must be read. It is a touching, powerful book. This is one of Ms. Cooper’s most dynamic books. “Family” is a generational book. It is sensational. Much praise for “Family.””Family” shared insights into the institution of slavery. The bitterness a race suffered, but yet the courage of that race to survive. “Family” is about a mother, who did not want her children to live as she was forced to live or to…

Anonymous on October 12, 2014 at 5:58 PM.

TRUTHFUL LEGACY I READ J.CALIFORNIA COOPER’S FAMILY IN ONE DAY. IT DEFINITELY IS A PAGE TURNER. I TELLS OF THE TRUTH OF WHAT THE SLAVES HAD TO ENDURE. ALSO, HOW THE SLAVES WERE ABLE TO RISE OUT OF THE INDIGNITY, OVERCOME THE RACIST SYSTEM, AND MAKE A LIFE FOR THEMSELVES. THE KEY WORD HERE IS ENDURE. THIS BOOK TEACHES US THAT WE NEED TO ENDURE LIFES CHALLENGES AND ULTIMATELY WE WILL COME OUT OF THE STORM MUCH STRONGER THAN WE WENT IN. MS. COOPER IS ABLE THE SPEAK TO THE INNER CORE OF THE SPIRIT OF HER…