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Hardcover No Easy Place to Be: A Novel Book

ISBN: 0671658840

ISBN13: 9780671658847

No Easy Place to Be: A Novel

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This debut novel from a young American writer recreates the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s. It follows the lives of three black sisters as they come of age during this era - their careers, their romances and their successes and failures.

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Brought Tears my Eyes

I just happened to pick up this book at the library because I enjoyed Fragments That Remain. The story about three sisters in post World War I Harlem swept me away into a time that is so important in African American history. Corbin did an excellent job interwoving the characters in actual events in history. The characters and the settings seemed more realistic, intriguing, and exciting. I could not put the book down. The pain and joy of these sisters and the people involved in their lives brought tears to my eyes and I wanted to intercede in their world (like their mother) and tell them you can do can better. But the reader is forced to let them live their lives and learn from their joy and pain just like their mother had to let go. I cannot wait to read his other novel.

Simply Outstanding!

I read this book in the early 90's and it still remains one of the best books I have read! It is a shame that this book is out of print and did not do better when first published. The story is so interesting and character development was done with such skill and finesse. Unlike a lot books I have read lately, my interest in the story and characters never waned. It took me a few months to finish the last few pages because I didn't want the story to end.

I first read this when I was 11 years old.

The book was very hard to put down, and more interesting than any tv show could ever be. It wasn't one of those types of books that was slow in the begining, interestings in the middle, but then ends in a way that doesn't make sense. This book is interesting from front to cover.

A truly entertaining piece of literature.

I found this book in a relatives book collection and now I refuse to return it. This is the first and only book that I have been able to read more than once and I can honestly say that I am anxious for a sequel.

This book started me on the rode to reading!!!!

Now, this was some good reading. I stumbled across this book around 1992-93 while in the library with my daughter. I hadn't read a book in 15 years. It opened my eyes to the world of reading. This book gave a clear view of life in Harlem during the 1920's, which must have been one of the most exciting times to be alive. It was so vividly written that I felt as if I knew every character. I could not put it down. I've recommended it to many, many others who also thoroughly enjoyed it. The only disappointment was no followup book. To this day, I yearn to find out what became of those three sisters. I haven't read anything yet that compares. Anyone who knows Mr. Corbin should let him know we await a sequel.
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