New to Los Angeles, Hosanna Clark, a farm worker from Texas, befriends Holocaust survivor Gilda Rosenstein. Together they build a cosmetics company and a deep friendship. Then Gilda disappears, taking with her the company's assets. The loss leaves Hosanna financially ruined and emotionally damaged. Years later, after her death, Hosanna's daughter will look to collect the debt Gilda owes.
"Awesome. Very well written."
In this novel of family and redemption, a mother struggles to save her 18-year-old daughter from the devastating consequences of mental illness by forcing her to deal with her bipolar disorder. New York Times best-selling author Bebe Moore Campbell draws on her own powerful emotions and African-American roots, showcasing her best writing yet.
"The ups and downs of mental illness"
"Very interesting book on mental health..."
A phone call sends successful television producer Maxine McCoy back to her old working class Philadelphia neighborhood to care for her grandmother, Lindy. Lindy is now a smoking, drinking, embittered woman, and her neighborhood has become crime-infested. Yet, after a few days there, Maxine realizes that they have been the source of her strength and success, and is moved to help them both reclaim their glory.