Synopses & Reviews
J. California Coopers irresistible collection of new stories explores the universal themes of romance, family, and the hopes that propel peoples dreams. In “As Time Goes By” a young woman singlemindedly pursues material wealth, only to suffer from an empty heart. “Catch a Falling Heart” tells of a slyly arranged marriage, and “The Eye of the Beholder” portrays a plain girls search for love and her own brand of freedom. Wise, earthy and intimate, these stories are moving parables of the human need to seek some sort of satisfaction, just as a wild star seeks a midnight sun.
With her irresistible storytelling voice, a celebrated author presents this marvelously satisfying suite of stories exploring the universal themes of love, hope, home, and family.
About the Author
J. California Cooper is the author of the novels Family and In Search of Satisfaction and five collections of stories: Homemade Love, the winner of the 1989 American Book Award; A Piece of Mine; The Future Has a Past; Some Love, Some Pain, Sometime; The Matter Is Life and Some Soul to Keep. She is also the author of seventeen plays and has been honored as Black Playwright of the Year. In 1988, she received the James Baldwin Writing Award and the Literary Lion Award from the American Library Association. She lives in California.