Big Girls Don’t Cry
by Connie Briscoe
Publication Date: Jul 01, 1997
List Price: $14.00 (store prices may vary)
Page Count: 384
Imprint: One World/Ballantine
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann and Pearson PLC
"[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