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    • Tumbling

    • By: Diane McKinney-Whetstone
    • Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor
    • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
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      5 out of 5 stars 50
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    Both Noon and Herbie have secrets. Because of this she can’t be intimate with her husband, and he sneaks out to a hot jazz singer named Ethel - who has a secret of her own. When the city proposes to build a road through their neighborhood, Noon begins a crusade to keep it from happening - and maybe save her marriage in the process. Tumble into this amazing novel and feel the love and warmth of a special block in South Philly. This is an extraordinary depiction of the true meaning of family and fellowship.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Mother's Love

    • By Carla on 08-03-16

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Lazaretto

    • A Novel
    • By: Diane McKinney-Whetstone
    • Narrated by: Adenrele Ojo
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 51

    Isolated on an island where two rivers meet, the Lazaretto quarantine hospital is the first stop for immigrants who wish to begin new lives in Philadelphia. The Lazaretto's black live-in staff forge a strong social community, and when one of them receives permission to get married on the island the mood is one of celebration, particularly since the white staff - save the opium-addicted doctor - are given leave for the weekend.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting characters; Interesting plot

    • By Msmat on 05-05-16

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Trading Dreams at Midnight

    • By: Diane McKinney-Whetstone
    • Narrated by: Shari Peele
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Diane McKinney-Whetstone, the award-winning and best-selling author of Tumbling, presents Trading Dreams at Midnight - - an Essence Book Club Recommended Read. Back in 1984, 15-year-old Neena's mother left and never came back. And now Neena is following in her footsteps.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Hard to follow

    • By Nevada on 08-13-10

    Regular price: $23.76

    • Leaving Cecil Street

    • By: Diane McKinney-Whetstone
    • Narrated by: Saidah Arrika Ekulona
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Best-selling author Diane McKinney-Whetstone has won such prizes as the Zora Neale Hurston Society award for creative contribution to literature. Set in 1969, Leaving Cecil Street takes place in a proud neighborhood of West Philadelphia. The block has just thrown a summertime street party. Joe and Louise have been married for awhile, and Joe loves his wife. But sometimes he wonders what might have been if he had pursued some of those dreams he left behind.

    Regular price: $20.26

    • Blues Dancing

    • By: Diane McKinney-Whetstone
    • Narrated by: Myra Lucretia Taylor
    • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    During the 1970s, Verdi’s relationship with street-smart Johnson leads her to heroin and the brink of destruction. Rescued by a conservative professor willing to give up everything for her, she lives a quiet, comfortable life for 20 years--until Johnson returns to re-ignite old passions. Pulled uncontrollably toward the reckless appetites of her youth, Verdi struggles to understand her desires and to decide where she wants life to take her next.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining

    • By Tammye on 06-18-13

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Tempest Rising

    • By: Diane McKinney-Whetstone
    • Narrated by: Susan Spain
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Award-winning author of the national best-seller Tumbling, Diane McKinney-Whetstone is an immensely talented author of African American fiction. It is 1965 in Philadelphia and Clarise, Finch, and their three adolescent daughters are living a financially privileged life. But when Finch’s business falls on hard times and Clarise suffers a mental breakdown, their idyllic world is shattered and their daughters are endangered.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Walking in someone else's shoes

    • By Felecia Clark on 05-09-17

    Regular price: $24.49