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A Day Late and a Dollar Short
A Day Late and a Dollar Short
Author: Terry McMillan
Much-heralded and long awaited, Terry McMillan's tour-de-force novel introduces the Price family-matriarch Viola, her sometimes-husband Cecil, and their four adult kids, each of whom sees life-and one another-through thick and thin, and entirely on their own terms. With her hallmark exuberance and cast of characters so sassy, resilient, and full...  more
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ISBN-13: 9780451211088
ISBN-10: 0451211081
Publication Date: 1/6/2004
Pages: 496
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3.6 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: NAL Trade
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 3
We are introduced to Viola Price and her family chapter by chapter. Her four grown children and their absent dad who has found a new family to look after. Each chapter is written in a different voice so we see the story from many angles.
Viola is lovingly human and knows how to get right to the heart of the matter when it comes to her kids and their mistakes, after all she muses, it's a mothers business. The families involved are torn apart by cheating spouses, sexual abuse, teenage pregnancy, and drug and alcohol addiction, just to name a few of the hurdles placed along your way through the story.
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Helpful Score: 1
I Loved this book! The story of a mother and her children/family and their interactions within a family as well as their secrets. If you have read and liked other McMillan books you will love this one.
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Helpful Score: 1
Another wonderful and emotion story by Terry. I love her writing and wish there were more to read as I am on the last one that I know of that she ahs written.
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Hilarious, irreverent and extremely entertaining.
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Terry McMillian does a first class job of capturing the complex and dynamic tension of family relationships in A Day Late and a Dollar Short. The characters are powerful and real, and the theme of family dissension masking a hard-fought love is universal. McMillian is both a superb storyteller and a woman possessed of a clear musical magic with words.
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This book is touching and funny.


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