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Big Girls Don't Cry

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Big Girls Don't Cry

By Connie Briscoe

One World, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780449005644, 416pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 1999

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Description

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, she is concerned mostly with issues 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.



About the Author
Connie Briscoe is the "New York Times "bestselling author of P. G. County, Sisters & Lovers, A Long Way from Home, and Can't Get Enough. She is the former managing editor of the "American Annals of the Deaf at Gallaudet University." She has been hearing-impaired for most of her adult life but several years ago underwent surgery to restore her hearing. She lives in Ellicott City, Maryland.


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

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