Big Girls Don't Cry by Connie Briscoe

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Naomi Jefferson, who experiences loss, betrayal, and addiction, believes that the weight of the world lies on her shoulders, until Joseph, her deceased brother's illegitimate teenage son, enters her life and teaches her a lesson in courage and self-love.
 

About Connie Briscoe

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Connie Briscoe is a writer and editor. She was born on December 31, 1952 in Washington, D.C. After completing her college education, Briscoe became a researcher for a computer firm and later and editor. Briscoe, who is hearing impaired, published an article in a health magazine. Briscoe published Sisters and Lovers and Big Girls Don't Cry. Sisters and Lovers was sold to television for adaptation as a miniseries.
 
Published March 1, 1996 by HarperCollins Publishers. 384 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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As children, Naomi and Debbie had always planned to open their own business someday, but they hadn't counted on the (stereotypical) pitfalls of growing up black in America: Debbie gets pregnant and Naomi meets all the wrong men, dabbles with drugs, drops out of college, then loses Joshua to the c...

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Although the dialogue is sometimes self-conscious, and Briscoe lacks Terry McMillan's brash zest, her empathetic portrait of a modern woman wrestling with issues of love, work and family obligations should add to her popularity as a chronicler of contemporary African American life.

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PW praised this ""empathetic portrait"" of a woman struggling to navigate the rift between black and white America and resolve issues of work and love.

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Briscoe wants to describe the many hurdles a smart, sensitive black woman must clear in order to have it all in America.

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