The Future Has a Past

Stories

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Publisher Description

From the beloved author of Family and A Piece of Mine comes a dazzling new collection of stories featuring ordinary women who discover that love sometimes comes when you least expect it.

Vinnie is an overworked and self-sacrificing single mother who gets a second chance at love and independence, in "The Eagle Flies." In "A Shooting Star" a happily married mother of two laments the fate of her beautiful friend Lorene, whose naivete about desire has deadly consequences. In "A Filet of Soul," Luella's luck soon changes when her mother leaves her a modest inheritance, but not as soon as she initially imagines. And in "The Lost and Found," Irene confronts her womanizing boyfriend with the one piece of information that will bring him to his knees. Bursting with earthy wisdom and humor, these warmly engaging tales are a testament to Cooper's gifts as a storyteller.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2000
October 24
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
288
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
745
KB

Customer Reviews

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The Future Has a Past

I have read the entire collection of works by this author. Each book by J. California Cooper is so relevant to life and for me, telling of the African-American experience in this country. This book, The Future Has a Past, is so timely for this generation of young adults whose lives are touched so radically by social media. The lessons and outcomes from the stories the author tells can be meaningful to readers who allow those messages to influence their lives and their decisions in this life.

Hopefully, Ms Cooper will continue to write more books like this one. Her experience from her beginning writing in Paris, Texas and now in California, is truly insightful and I can honestly say has caused me to pause in my decision making over the past fifteen years of my life.

D.C. Hill
Buffalo, New York

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