Blessings (Paperback) - Jackson, Sheneska

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There is no place quite like the local beauty salon, and Sheneska Jackson deftly uses this intimate setting as a backdrop for four women and their concerns about men, motherhood, and parenting. Patricia, the owner of Blessings, has come to terms with her infertility only to discover that her attempt to adopt a child brings its own pains and disappointments. Zuma, independent and financially secure, is plagued by regrets about an abortion in her past and, with her biological clock ticking, resolves to become a mother through artificial insemination. Faye, a widow and single mother trying her best to provide for her family, struggles to control a wild daughter on the brink of womanhood. For Sandy, motherhood is an unwelcome burden, and she blatantly mistreats her children -- until a crisis leads her to make a mother''s ultimate sacrifice.

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Publisher Simon & Schuster
Mfg Part# 9780684853123
SKU 30472110
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0684853124
Release Date 4/10/2007
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.25H x 5L x 0.75T
Praise
"The African American girlfriend novel is popular these days, with good reason. The characters are usually average women doing the best they can, and the plots are uplifting. Best of all, the stories are told in a vernacular as familiar and comforting to most Americans as listening to 'The Star-Spangled Banner'....True to form, Sheneska Jackson's hearty third novel, 'Blessings', is an immensely entertaining tale of sisterhood in the face of contemporary dilemmas."
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Annotation Three African American women and one white woman work at a beauty shop called Blessings. This novel tells their stories, and describes their intersecting lives.
Editors Note For most women, there is no place quite like the local beauty salon, and Sheneska Jackson deftly uses this intimate setting as a backdrop for four women and their concerns about men, motherhood, and parenting. Patricia, the owner of Blessings, has come to terms with her infertility only to discover her attempt to adopt a child brings its own pains and disappointments. Zuma, independent and financially secure, is plagued by regrets about an abortion in her past and with her biological clock ticking, resolves to become a mother through artificial insemination. Faye, a widow and single mother trying her best to provide for her family, struggles to control a wild daughter on the brink of womanhood herself. For Sandy, motherhood is an unwelcome burden and she blatantly mistreats her children -- until a crisis leads her to make a mother's ultimate sacrifice. In Blessings, Jackson's vivid characters come to realize that all children are indeed blessings. Readers will find it her strongest, most moving novel yet.
Editors Note 2 There is no place quite like the local beauty salon, and Sheneska Jackson deftly uses this intimate setting as a backdrop for four women and their concerns about men, motherhood, and parenting. Patricia, the owner of Blessings, has come to terms with her infertility only to discover that her attempt to adopt a child brings its own pains and disappointments. Zuma, independent and financially secure, is plagued by regrets about an abortion in her past and, with her biological clock ticking, resolves to become a mother through artificial insemination. Faye, a widow and single mother trying her best to provide for her family, struggles to control a wild daughter on the brink of womanhood. For Sandy, motherhood is an unwelcome burden, and she blatantly mistreats her children -- until a crisis leads her to make a mother's ultimate sacrifice.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0400
Publisher Simon & Schuster
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