Gingersnaps by Delorys Welch-Tyson
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You'll never forget them. Aletha. Desiree. Veronica. Debra. Janeen. Louise. Six black baby boomers whose paths crisscross and collide in a wickedly funny, emotionally charged rollercoaster ride of love and hate, jealousy and passion, ambition and desire. They're gingersnaps--spicy and hard, brown and bold--women who refuse to let their cookies crumble when faced with a challenge.

ALETHA: This reigning queen of the talk shows makes a hurricane look like a breeze--but a royal snag in her love life changes her into a shooting star.

DESIREE: Since she's a sister-friend Sigmund Freud, many women "lie" on her couch--but some minds are beyond therapy.

VERONICA: The executive producer of The Aletha Brown Show is a master juggler--until the daddy of her newborn baby takes his act on the road.

DEBRA: What's harder than pushing forty is your overbearing mother pushing you to find a man--in all the wrong directions.

JANEEN: This hot young interior decorator has finally found a man with style--but his favorite pattern is about to clash with her romantic fantasies big-time.

LOUISE: When this controversial ex-nun and bestselling author of Black Men: How to Find One, How to Get One, How to Keep One promotes her book it's a riot--literally.

Rollicking, poignant, and keenly observed, Gingersnaps is a remarkable debut. For what happens when all these friends, lovers, relatives, and associates prepare for a Christmas party in Connecticut is not to be believed. And even if there are no "White Christmas" carols being sung, the chestnuts will definitely be roasting.
 

About Delorys Welch-Tyson

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Delorys Welch-Tyson is a writer, painter, and former art gallery owner. She and her husband live in New York City and the south of France. Welch-Tyson is presently working on her second novel.
 
Published January 1, 1998 by Ballantine Books. 324 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Romance. Fiction

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Rounding out the histrionic cast are Debra, a PR flak who masks her lesbian leanings with a strong desire to marry the right black man, and Janeen, whose 20-year friendship and hoped-for marriage to Desiree and Aletha's brother Marshall is doomed when he declares his undying love for Veronica's c...

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