Some Love, Some Pain, Sometime: Stories
by J. California Cooper
- Voted #6 of the Top 100 Books of the 20th Century
- 2 Time AALBC.com Bestselling Book!
- Selected for 1 Book Club’s Reading List
Publication Date: Sep 01, 1996
List Price: $15.00 (store prices may vary)
Page Count: 288
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann and Pearson PLC
Whether through her stories or her legendary readings, J. California Cooper has an uncanny ability to reach out to readers like an old and dear friend. Her characters are plain-spoken and direct: simple people for whom life, despite its ever-present struggles, is always worth the journey.
In Some Love, Some Pain, Sometime, Cooper’s characteristic themes of romance, heartbreak, struggle and faith resonate. We meet Darlin, a self-proclaimed femme fatale who uses her wiles to try to find a husband; MLee, whose life seems to be coming to an end at the age of forty until she decides to set out and see if she can make a new life for herself; Kissy and Buddy, both trying and failing to find them until they finally meet each other; and Aberdeen, whose daughter Uniqua shows her how to educate herself and move up in the world.
These characters and others offer inspiration, laughter, instruction and pure enjoyment in what is one of J. California Cooper’s finest story collections.