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The River Where Blood Is Born (Ballantine Reader's Circle)

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This astonishing novel takes us on a journey along the river of one family's history, carving a course across two centuries and three continents, from ancient Africa into today's America. Here, through the lives of Mother Africa's many daughters, we come to understand the real meaning of roots: the captive Proud Mary, who has been savagely punished for refusing to relinquish her child to slavery; Earlene, who witnesses her father's murder at the hands of the Ku Klux Klan; Big Momma, a modern-day matriarch who can make a woman of a girl; proud and sassy Cinnamon Brown, whose wild abandon hides a bitter loss; and smart, ambitious Alma, who is torn between the love of a man and the song of her soul.

In The River Where Blood Is Born, the seen and unseen worlds are seamlessly joined--the spirit realms where the great river goddess and ancestor mothers watch over the lives of their descendants, both the living and those not yet born. Stringing beads of destiny, they work to lead one daughter back to her source. But what must Alma sacrifice to honor the River Mother's call?

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"Part folktale, part spiritual, part modern romance" ("Library Journal", this epic sage takes readers on a journey along a river of one family's history, from ancient Africa into today's America to tell a story of love and loss, ambition and despair.

Synopsis:

"The River Where Blood Is Born" takes us on a journey along the river of one family's history, from ancient Africa into today's America. Through the lives of Mother Africa's many daughters, we learn the real meaning of roots: the captive Proud Mary, savagely punished for refusing to relinquish her child to slavery; Earlene, witness to her father's murder at the hands of the Ku Klux Klan; Big Momma, a modern-day matriarch who can make a woman of a girl; Cinnamon Brown, whose wild abandon hides a bitter loss; and smart, ambitious Alma, who is torn between the love of a man and the song of her soul.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345424761
Author:
Jackson-Opoku, Sandra
Publisher:
One World/Ballantine
Author:
Jackson-Opoku, Sandra
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Afro-American women
Subject:
Sagas
Subject:
Psychological
Subject:
Epic literature
Subject:
Goddesses, African
Subject:
African-American women
Subject:
African American families
Subject:
Epic fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st trade paperback edition.
Series:
Ballantine Reader's Circle
Series Volume:
program 15
Publication Date:
19980818
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.01x5.18x.82 in. .70 lbs.

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Product details 432 pages One World - English 9780345424761 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "Part folktale, part spiritual, part modern romance" ("Library Journal", this epic sage takes readers on a journey along a river of one family's history, from ancient Africa into today's America to tell a story of love and loss, ambition and despair.
"Synopsis" by , "The River Where Blood Is Born" takes us on a journey along the river of one family's history, from ancient Africa into today's America. Through the lives of Mother Africa's many daughters, we learn the real meaning of roots: the captive Proud Mary, savagely punished for refusing to relinquish her child to slavery; Earlene, witness to her father's murder at the hands of the Ku Klux Klan; Big Momma, a modern-day matriarch who can make a woman of a girl; Cinnamon Brown, whose wild abandon hides a bitter loss; and smart, ambitious Alma, who is torn between the love of a man and the song of her soul.
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