Family Cover


By J. California Cooper

Anchor Books, Paperback, 9780385411721, 240pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 1991


In this wise, beguiling, beautiful novel set in the era of the Civil War, an award-winning playwright and author paints a haunting portrait of a woman named Always, born a slave, and four generations of her African-American family.

Praise For Family

“With power and grace, Cooper weaves the dialect, styles and myths of the South into a portrait of the hell that was slavery.... Masterful.”
Publishers Weekly