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New, from the author of Sorority Sisters, a novel about a young woman navigating the sometimes rocky terrain of family, career, and relationships.

After graduating from college, Nina Lander moves back in with her parents as she temps and tries to secure a "real" job. She isn't finding it very easy to break into television broadcasting, and her parents' strained marriage has made living at home even more depressing. But when she meets Maurice, a promising basketball rookie, Nina feels as if she's found the one. She is determined to make the relationship work, despite evidence that Maurice isn't always faithful, which hurts Nina but doesn't surprise her. Her father cheated on her mother, and her brother cheats on his girlfriends thus she has low expectations of the men in her life.

When Nina's chance encounter with Leo, a high school classmate who's become a successful rapper, sends Maurice into a jealous rage, it is not long before Nina's friends are urging her to let Maurice go. Even though she finds her dream job as a sports reporter for a local television station, Nina still can't keep Maurice out of her mind. To complicate matters, Leo seems to be everything Maurice is not. Nina must decide between a man she loves who treats her wrong and a man who is willing to do everything right.

But all of this takes a backseat when her mother falls ill and Nina puts her life on hold to take care of her. As both mother and daughter examine their relationships with the men in their lives, and as Nina's mother finally confronts her husband about his mistreatment of her, Nina finds the strength to break the chain of heartache.

In Hand-me-down Heartache, author Tajuana TJ Butler has crafted a heartwarming novel about the strength of relationships among women, be they family or friends.


Author Butler has crafted a novel of love and resilience. As she did with "Sorority Sisters, " in "Hand-me-down Heartache, " she touches on the strength of relationships among women, be they mothers, mentors, or friends.

About the Author

Tajuana TJ Butler is a writer, poet, and public speaker who lectures on sisterhood at colleges around the country. She lives in Los Angeles.

Product Details

(a novel )
Butler, Tajuana
Villard Books
New York
Mothers and daughters
Young women
Domestic fiction
Women college graduates.
African-American women
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
Publication Date:
x, 225 p.
9.55x6.41x.91 in. 1.05 lbs.

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Hand-Me-Down Heartache
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Product details x, 225 p. pages Villard Books - English 9780375506055 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Author Butler has crafted a novel of love and resilience. As she did with "Sorority Sisters, " in "Hand-me-down Heartache, " she touches on the strength of relationships among women, be they mothers, mentors, or friends.
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