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In a novel reminiscent of the work of Maya Angelou and Ntozake Shange, Rita Coburn Whack tells the story of how a young womans spiritual awakening leads her to maturity and self-fulfillment.

When Meant to Be opens, thirteen-year-old Patience Jan Campbell is called upon to read and interpret her favorite scripture for the church congregation: “I think this scripture means that children know every shut eye aint sleep and every head bowed aint praying, so grown-ups aint fooling us or God. . . . So nobody should hold a child back from God just cause they may be having trouble finding Him.”

But a traumatic experience causes Jan to stumble and lose her “voice.” Unable to turn to those around her, she calls for her grandmother Hannah—who died before Jan was born—in prayer. Unbeknownst to Jan, Hannah does come, and through her wise eyes we follow Jan into her early twenties as she moves to the big city, goes to college, and begins a career. A reflective father, a misunderstood mother, a sage aunt, and two pivotal lovers all build emotional bridges that help Jan progress on her journey to womanhood.

Synopsis:

This spiritual coming-of-age novel opens with 13-year-old Patience Jan Campbell offering her view of life in a blue-collar suburb of Chicago. But when Jan loses her voice, the ability to clearly articulate her dreams, she calls for her grandmother, Hannah--who died before Jan was born--in prayer.

About the Author

Rita Coburn Whack is a writer, television and radio producer, and on-air radio contributor. She is a two-time Emmy winner. Currently a contributor for WBEZ-FM, Chicagos public radio station, she is married, a mother of two, and a resident of south suburban Chicago. You can e-mail her at RitaCoburnWhack@aol.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375758096
Author:
Coburn Whack, Rita
Publisher:
Villard Books
Author:
Whack, Rita Coburn
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Chicago
Subject:
Chicago (Ill.)
Subject:
Christian fiction
Subject:
Teenage girls
Subject:
Grandmothers
Subject:
African-American women
Subject:
African American teenage girls
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Strivers Row
Series Volume:
01-6
Publication Date:
20020331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.01x5.17x.71 in. .50 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This spiritual coming-of-age novel opens with 13-year-old Patience Jan Campbell offering her view of life in a blue-collar suburb of Chicago. But when Jan loses her voice, the ability to clearly articulate her dreams, she calls for her grandmother, Hannah--who died before Jan was born--in prayer.
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