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Hardcover The Sisterhood of Blackberry Corner Book

ISBN: 0385336233

ISBN13: 9780385336239

The Sisterhood of Blackberry Corner

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Canaan Creek, South Carolina, in the 1950s is a tiny town where the close-knit African-American community is united by long-term friendships and church ties. Bonnie Wilder has lived here, on Blackberry Corner, all her life, and would be content but for her deep desire to have a child. She and her husband Naz cannot conceive, and he refuses to adopt. Even the support of her outrageous best friend Thora-to whom Bonnie tells everything-can't help fill...

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Blackberry Corner

It was good that they found homes for the kids but her husband was a piece of trash

The Sisterhood of Blackberry Corner

First, I choose this book to read with my book club. All of the members of my club (about 10 participants) enjoyed the book. It's starts off kind of slow, but picks up...with twists, and turns like you would not believe. I would recommend this book. THanks

Captivating Story of love

In the beginning of her sophomore novel, The Sisterhood of Blackberry Corner, by Andrea Smith you will be saying to yourself "heck when does it get better", however I urge you to press on it's well worth it. During your adventure with the author you will catch a glimpse of "Baby Moses Law", genuine sisterhood, friendships, growth, relationships and southern church folk wrapped together in what makes this book a 5 on my list of 2006 reads. The story begins in South Carolina almost fifty years ago, however the premise comes straight from current events of today. This is not just a feel good book for women I believe it should be shared and read across genders. Andrea Smith weaves a compelling and heartwarming story that will catch you off guard, so don't sleep on these characters, your relationships or your community. This author has put together a book that will have you rolling with laughter, and smiling with her characters. Missy

First time...........

that I have ever felt compelled to share my thoughts on a book. I have not finished reading a book all summer. Sisterhood of Blackberry Corner was recommended to me and since I had previously enjoyed the first book by Andrea Smith, I ordered it and am very happy that I did. It broke the spell for me. A wonderful, heart warming story. Very 'real' characters. Definitely a book that I will distinctly remember years from now. Would love to see it as a 'made for TV movie'. Will definitely be waiting for future releases by Andrea Smith. Refreshing read without all the drama like so much out there these days.........just a great story.

What Real Friendship is All About

Andrea Smith's latest novel wonderfully tells the tale of two childhood friends which takes you into their life as elderly women and beautifully illustrates how they love, support and fulfill in each other the true meaning of friendship. Set in the 1980's in a set of country towns called Three Sisters, we meet Bonnie and Thora as 80-year old women. In alternating chapters, the author takes us back to the 1950'S in the same town, as we learn about their lives as young, married women, their friend, their trials and what makes them the women they are in the present. The storyline is centered on Bonnie and her husband, Naz, and Bonnie's inability to conceive. Naz, an ex-Negro league baseball player, hence small-town celebrity, is against adopting. Being a former foster child himself, he has seen some of the good and some of the bad of dealing with other folks' children. After a fishing trip one day, Naz and his friends find a baby floating in the creek. Bonnie's outspoken feelings about this incident provoke a new mission for her life. This mission reveals to her who her true friends really are, helps her make a new friend and affirms the friendship that already existed. The author had an amazing ability to make this reader feel as if she was sitting on the porch with the rest of the ladies drinking sweet tea or sitting in Bonnie's living room at one of the Ladies of the Blessed Harvest's meetings. There was vivid detail, no stones left unturned and this reader left feeling as if she knew every character. A fantastic read that I would highly recommend to anyone that enjoys an intimate and unique storyline with unforgettable characters. Lena Willis APOOO BookClub

A Deliciously Sweet, Juicy Tale!!!

I couldn't wait... with only 129 more pages to go, I just had to let potential readers know that this is such a sweet, endearing story of sistas with BIG ole hearts. You will love them! Andrea Smith has certainly grown as a writer in her sophomore novel. She has created a tale that is sure to quench your thirst in the heat of Summer. Her character development and style will make you feel like you are 'der wit 'dem women. Smith's women who live in Three Sisters (3 rural areas surrounding lake in SC) are beautifully developed... from Bonnie, Thora Dean, even all the way to Tilde. They jump out at you - making you laugh, cry and even get angry sometimes. I love this book and these characters! This is a MUST read, especially for those of us who remember when... life was filled with simple pleasures and people cared about the community. (7/7/06) Just hours later - into the wee hours with sleep in my body but intrigue on my mind - I FINISHED THIS BOOK! The Sisterhood of Blackberry Corner was sooo very compelling. These sweet women took me back in time to a place I've never been/known until now. I cried, laughed, rejoiced, and cried even more for the beauty of it all - the friendship, love, unity, and forgiveness. This is such a sweet tale of some amazing women. GET THIS BOOK AND SAVOR THE NECTAR OF BLACKBERRY CORNER! (7/8/06)
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