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Children of the Waters: A Novel

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Publisher Comments:

In Children of the Waters, Carleen Brice manages to explore the difficult, messy and unpleasant details of life with both humor and wisdom. The parallel journeys of sisters, Trish and Billie, will resonate with everyone and anyone who has questioned their identity and place in this world. Once again, Carleen Brice has crafted a thoroughly enjoyable novel that gets at the heart of the human experience. - Lori Tharps, author of Kinky Gazpacho

I was exhausted and singing the blues the hour I began Carleen Brice's new novel, Children of the Waters. Five hours later, I'd finished this fresh, free-rein novel about mothers' secrets and children's sorrows and was shouting 'Hurray ' - Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of The Deep End of the Ocean

In Children of the Waters, Carleen Brice deftly explores issues of family, identity, and race with a wonderful abundance of humor, forgiveness, and grace. This moving story of two sisters separated by prejudice will open minds and touch hearts. --Meg Waite Clayton, author of The Wednesday Sisters

Carleen Brice highlights the effects of America's complicated relationship with race and identity...a clear and insightful depiction of what it means to be American at the dawn of the twenty-first century. Brice knows how far we have come and how far there is left to go, and in Children of the Waters she deftly lays it all out for the reader to see.--Matthew Aaron Goodman, author of Hold Love Strong

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Carleen Brice was recently named 2008 Breakout Author of the Year by The African American Literary Awards Show for her debut novel Orange Mint and Honey, which was also a selection of the Essence Book Club. She is also the

Synopsis:

Unaffected by race issues throughout her marriage to a black man, Trish Taylor returns to her Colorado home upon her divorce only to learn that her half-sister had not died in an accident as a baby but had been put up for adoption because of her mixed-race parentage. Original.

Synopsis:

estranged from her teenage son, Trish Taylor is in the midst of salvaging the remnants of her life when she uncovers a shocking secret: her sister is alive. For years Trish believed that her mother and infant sister had died in a car accident. But the truth is that her mother fatally overdosed and that Trish's grandparents put the baby girl up for adoption because her father was black. After years of drawing on the strength of her black ancestors, Billie Cousins is shocked to discover that she was adopted. Just as surprising, after finally overcoming a series of health struggles, she is pregnant-a dream come true for Billie but a nightmare for her sweetie, Nick, and for her mother, both determined to protect Billie from anything that may disrupt her well-being.

About the Author

CARLEEN BRICE was recently named 2008 “Breakout Author of the Year” by The African American Literary Awards Show for her debut novel Orange Mint and Honey, which was also a selection of the Essence Book Club. She is also the author of Walk Tall:Affirmations for People of Color, and Lead Me Home: An African American’s Guide Through the Grief Journey and edited the anthology Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number: Black Women Explore Midlife. She lives in Denver, Colorado, with her husband and two cats.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345514851
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Subject:
Fiction : General
Author:
Brice, Carleen
Author:
Carleen Brice
Subject:
General
Subject:
Sisters
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20090623
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
315

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Product details 315 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780345514851 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Carleen Brice was recently named 2008 Breakout Author of the Year by The African American Literary Awards Show for her debut novel Orange Mint and Honey, which was also a selection of the Essence Book Club. She is also the
"Synopsis" by , Unaffected by race issues throughout her marriage to a black man, Trish Taylor returns to her Colorado home upon her divorce only to learn that her half-sister had not died in an accident as a baby but had been put up for adoption because of her mixed-race parentage. Original.
"Synopsis" by , estranged from her teenage son, Trish Taylor is in the midst of salvaging the remnants of her life when she uncovers a shocking secret: her sister is alive. For years Trish believed that her mother and infant sister had died in a car accident. But the truth is that her mother fatally overdosed and that Trish's grandparents put the baby girl up for adoption because her father was black. After years of drawing on the strength of her black ancestors, Billie Cousins is shocked to discover that she was adopted. Just as surprising, after finally overcoming a series of health struggles, she is pregnant-a dream come true for Billie but a nightmare for her sweetie, Nick, and for her mother, both determined to protect Billie from anything that may disrupt her well-being.
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