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The Resource Who asked you?, Terry McMillan

Who asked you?, Terry McMillan

Label
Who asked you?
Title
Who asked you?
Statement of responsibility
Terry McMillan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Transplanted from New Orleans in her youth, Betty Jean (BJ) is now a middle-aged, well-established Angeleno, living in a racially diverse working-class neighborhood with her share of heartaches and hardships. She works for room service at a hotel and cares for her husband, a former UPS driver, as he succumbs to Alzheimer's. Her oldest son, a doctor, maintains his distance from the hood, which has taken its toll on another son (incarcerated) and a daughter (drug-addicted). BJ is now stuck raising her daughter's two sons amid worries about crumbling schools and neighborhood drug-dealing and gangbanging. BJ's two sisters, Arlene and Venetia, are much better off economically but have their own marital and childrearing challenges. Tammy, BJ's best friend and longtime neighbor (the last remaining white person on the block), hangs in there for her friend, although she has plenty of problems of her own. Told from the perspectives of several of the characters, the novel offers an array of personalities and everyday life challenges within a story of close friends, family, and neighbors as they grow and change over many years"--Booklist
Summary
Already burdened with the dramas of her other adult children, BJ finds herself caring for her grandchildren when one of her daughters disappears
Storyline
Tone
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10215427
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McMillan, Terry
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American women
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Grandparents as parents
  • Grandmothers
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • California
Target audience
general
Label
Who asked you?, Terry McMillan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
385 pages
Isbn
9780670785698
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013016963
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)830367619
Label
Who asked you?, Terry McMillan
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
385 pages
Isbn
9780670785698
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013016963
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)830367619

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