Here and Now by Kimberla Lawson Roby audiobook

Here and Now

By Kimberla Lawson Roby
Read by Donna Bailey

Recorded Books, Inc.
10.65 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Already at the top of the Blackboard Bestseller List, this critically acclaimed new voice in African-American literature is both passionate and vibrant. In this, Kimberla Lawson Roby's second novel, strong characters explore the complexities of such real life issues as relationships, single parenthood, and infertility. Racquel and Marcella are sisters with very little in common, except that each wants what the other has. Racquel has a beautiful house, a fulfilling career and a loving husband. But driven by her desperate longing for a child, she is alienating her husband and family. Marcella is a single mom, trying to support her two children with a low paying job, food stamps, and occasional child support from a deadbeat ex-husband. She won't allow anyone to interfere with her dream for a better lifestyle, not even her own children. Narrator Donna Bailey skillfully renders the emotionally powerful experiences of two women as they learn to accept their losses. Sometimes funny and often heartbreaking, their story touches listeners with a message of healing and hope.

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Already at the top of the Blackboard Bestseller List, this critically acclaimed new voice in African-American literature is both passionate and vibrant. In this, Kimberla Lawson Roby's second novel, strong characters explore the complexities of such real life issues as relationships, single parenthood, and infertility. Racquel and Marcella are sisters with very little in common, except that each wants what the other has. Racquel has a beautiful house, a fulfilling career and a loving husband. But driven by her desperate longing for a child, she is alienating her husband and family. Marcella is a single mom, trying to support her two children with a low paying job, food stamps, and occasional child support from a deadbeat ex-husband. She won't allow anyone to interfere with her dream for a better lifestyle, not even her own children. Narrator Donna Bailey skillfully renders the emotionally powerful experiences of two women as they learn to accept their losses. Sometimes funny and often heartbreaking, their story touches listeners with a message of healing and hope.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A true writer, a storyteller at the top of her game.”  Eric Jerome Dicky
“An enjoyable and thought-provoking read.” Amazon.com, editorial review
“Roby’s dialog rings true.” Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Kimberla Lawson Roby

Author Bio: Kimberla Lawson Roby

Kimberla Lawson Roby is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels, including The Prodigal Son, A House Divided, and The Perfect Marriage. She is a 2013 NAACP Image Award Winner for Outstanding Literary Work in Fiction, the recipient of the 2013 Author of the Year Award for a Female Award presented by the African-American Literary Award Show, and the recipient of the 2014 AAMBC Award for Female Author of the Year. In 2001, she was inducted into the Rock Valley College Alumni Hall of Fame.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 10.65
Audience: Adult
Language: English