By Bettye Griffin
Griffin is a budding identify in mainstream African American fiction. --Chicago magazine
After her father's dying, Emily Yancy concurs to maneuver again to her dead-end place of origin. yet she's dreading each minute she'll need to spend in her mother's tiny residence. finally, she's a forty-three-year-old divorcée who is doing simply positive on her personal. There are a few rewards for dutiful daughters though--like Aaron Merritt, a wealthy, unmarried healthcare professional with chocolate pores and skin and bed room eyes. . .
Aaron is quickly taking Emily to fancy eating places and welcoming her to fulfill his relations. but if the lighting fixtures exit, something's lacking. input Teddy Simms, Emily's eighth-grade weigh down. Teddy hasn't accomplished what Aaron has--but he is picked up a couple of talents in different parts. Will Emily opt for a courting that does not fulfill her mind--or a simple compatibility that does not relatively expand into the bed room? Or is there a way she will locate the easiest of either worlds?
"A compelling drama approximately 3 households striving for the yankee dream." --Booklist on If those partitions may Talk
"Fear and pleasure essentially jump off the pages. A well-written tale you are going to hate to determine end." --RT e-book Reviews on Once Upon a Project
"Griffin expertly explores the common look for love." --Booklist
Read Online or Download A New Kind of Bliss PDF
Similar african american books
During this hotly expected end to his renowned Invisible existence trilogy, E. Lynn Harris can provide a masterful story that lines the evolving lives of his liked characters Nicole Springer and Raymond Tyler, Jr. , and reintroduces readers to their respective fanatics, top associates, and capability enemies.
"Exceptionally illuminating and philosophically subtle. "---Ted Cohen, Professor of Philosophy, college of Chicago"In this audacious and long-awaited booklet, Joel Rudinow takes heavily various interrelated concerns that almost all song theorizing is embarrassed to take on. humans usually question me approximately track and spirituality.
Regardless of elevated curiosity in recent times within the position of race in Western tradition, students have ignored a lot of the physique of labor produced within the 19th and 20th centuries by means of black intellectuals. for instance, whereas DuBois' concepts approximately Africa will be usual to modern lecturers, these of his very important precursors and contemporaries should not widely recognized.
Jack Nightingale came across it tough adequate to avoid wasting lives whilst he used to be a cop. Now he must store a soul - his sister's. yet to save lots of her he has to discover her and they have been separated for the reason that beginning. while every person Jack talks to approximately his sister dies horribly, he realises that somebody, or whatever, is set to maintain them aside.
Extra resources for A New Kind of Bliss
Not exactly my idea of a roaring good time. 舠Not that I know of. I do know that a lot of women have been inviting him to their dinner parties as the 舖extra man,舗 and that he舗s been turning them down. 舡 Rosalind stood up. 舠We舗ll talk about it later. I舗ve got to run, and I want to say hello to your mother on my way out. 舡 She blew Wayne and me a kiss and headed for the far end of the pew, where Mom continued to hold court. Š The funeral service was a lot smaller than the wake舒it was a weekday after all舒and a lot sadder.
They both had kids, most of whom were grown and out of the house. Sonny taught mathematics at SUNY New Paltz, but it was only early June and there wouldn舗t be classes until the fall. Cissy was general manager of a big convention hotel in Pittsburgh, but it wasn舗t like they couldn舗t find someone to fill in for her, somebody like, if I had to guess off the top of my head, the assistant general manager. I saw no reason for me to be the one to have to make a major sacrifice. Being divorced meant the only household income was the one I brought home, and in my opinion that made me the least likely candidate舒that is, unless Sonny and Cissy planned on paying my mortgage, car note, and other bills.
As I thought of Tanis, who舗d gone through school with us, it was now my turn to want to make a face. Our mothers were good friends, and there舗d always been a competition of sorts between both Tanis and I and our mothers, who were eager to brag about our accomplishments. I舗m sorry to say that I was behind in the race. 舠But I舗ve got just the man for you, Em,舡 Rosalind continued. 舠Aaron Merritt. 舡 I promptly asked, and I wasn舗t joking. I figured if he had credentials like that, it had to be because nobody wanted his ass.