Singing in the Comeback Choir (Paperback)

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A woman's journey back home takes her life in a new direction in this inspirational New York Times bestseller from the author of Brothers and Sisters.
Maxine McCoy’s life is going just fine. She’s the executive producer of a popular talk show, married to the man she loves, and pregnant with their child. But her security is shattered when Maxine gets a call from the caretaker of her 76-year-old grandmother, who raised the orphaned Maxine. She’s summoned back to the Philadelphia neighborhood of her childhood that, like her grandmother, has seen better days. Maxine is set to move her grandmother out of the neighborhood, but the independent Liddy isn’t quite ready to leave. She has plans of her own. Bebe Moore Campbell demonstrates why Entertainment Weekly called her “a master when it comes to telling a story” in this tale of hope and redemption and making the impossible come true.

“If this is a fair world, Bebe Moore Campbell will be remembered as the most important African-American novelist of this century...Her writing is clean and clear; her emotions run hot, but her most important characteristic is uncompromising intelligence coupled with a perfectionist's eye for detail.”—The Washington Post Book World 

About the Author

Bebe Moore Campbell was a bestselling author and a journalist. Her nonfiction work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Ms., Essence, Black Enterprise, Ebony, Working Mother, USA Weekend, and Adweek, among other publications. She was a regular contributor to National Public Radio.

She was the author of such national, critically acclaimed bestsellers as Brothers and Sisters, Singing in the Comeback Choir, Your Blues Ain't Like Mine, Stompin' at the Savoy, and What You Owe Me, as well as the award-winning children’s book, Sometimes My Mommy Gets Angry.

Campbell was born and grew up in Philadelphia and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, where she earned a bachelor of science degree in elementary education. She taught elementary and middle school for five years. She is survived by her daughter, the actress Maia Campbell, and a son, Ellis Gordon III.

Praise For…

Praise for Singing in the Comeback Choir

“Vivid.”—USA Today
“Heartwarming.”—Newark Star-Ledger

“Campbell continues her thoughtful exploration of contemporary black life...Rich and fluid storytelling, peopled with believably illuminating characters.”—Kirkus Reviews

“A book that embraces readers and wraps them in the humanity of characters who love, cry, laugh and experience the transitions of life at every turn.”—Dallas Morning News
“Soars like a star soprano.”—Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“Campbell makes you care about the characters. Their humanity is our humanity, their world is everybody’s...Campbell’s story, like a rousing gospel tune, stirs and satisfies the soul.”Chicago Tribune
“There are times when listening to Malindy tell her story is as good as it must have been hearing her great voice singing in the comeback choir.”—Detroit Free Press
“Campbell tells a fine feel-good story, and her audience is bound to embrace it.”—Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9780425227824
ISBN-10: 0425227820
Publisher: Berkley
Publication Date: September 9th, 2009
Pages: 320
Language: English