Big Girls Don't Cry

Big Girls Don't Cry Cover

Big Girls Don't Cry

By Connie Briscoe

One World, Paperback, 9780345413628, 384pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 1997

Description

"[An] empathetic portrait of a modern woman wrestling with issues of love, work, and family obligations."           --Publishers Weekly                      

Born into a comfortable Washington, D.C., home, Naomi Jefferson leads a life that is only occasionally marred by racism. As a teenager in the 1960s, her biggest concern centers around virginity. But all that changes when her older brother, Joshua--who seems destined for greatness--is killed in a tragic car accident on his way to a civil rights demonstration. Now the rift between black and white America becomes much too personal, and Naomi embarks on a journey to honor her brother's legacy--and to find herself.                      

This brilliant new novel, from the bestselling author of Sisters & Lovers, traces three decades in the life of a woman readers will not soon forget, as she searches for love and purpose in a harsh often unforgiving world.                      

"Contains an infectious hope and optimism."        
--Los Angeles Times



About the Author
Connie Briscoe lives in Falls Church, Virginia. She is a descendant of the slaves on the Madison family plantation.


Praise For Big Girls Don't Cry

“[An] empathetic portrait of a modern woman wrestling with issues of love, work, and family obligations.”—Publishers Weekly

“Contains an infectious hope and optimism.”—Los Angeles Times


“Brims with warmth, energy, and a positive message about persistence and loyalty.”—San Francisco Chronicle


From the Paperback edition.