P. G. County by Connie Briscoe

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In the sprawling homes and upscale townhouses of the exclusive, largely African American Prince George’s County, the lives of five women intersect–and the secrets, scandals, loves, and losses that ensue are par for the course where power, beauty, and wealth reside.

Barbara is the most influential woman in this swanky neighborhood, but she’s got her hands full–one hand is busy dealing with her husband’s wandering eye, while the other always needs a cocktail glass. Jolene is half of P.G. County’s number-two couple–and she desperately wants what she doesn’t have: namely Barbara’s husband. Pearl owns a hair salon and lives on the outskirts of the posh community with her son, Kenyatta. She’s not only juggling a growing business and a bad divorce, but now she’s has to cope with Kenyatta’s less-than-ideal girlfriend. Candice is white and liberal, but her daughter’s new beau tests her beliefs–and opens a can of worms she never knew existed. Lee is a runaway teen, a girl whose only connection to her father is an old photo and the belief that he’s well-off and waiting for her in . . . 

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CONNIE BRISCOE is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Big Girls Don’t Cry and A Long Way from Home, as well as Sisters & Lovers, a Blackboard bestseller, and P.G. County. She lives in Ellicott City, Maryland.
Published September 17, 2002 by Ballantine Books. 320 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Back to Kenyatta’s white girlfriend: her mother, Candice Jones, has been tracing her family’s ancestry on the library microfiches and is aghast to discover that some were listed on old census records with a capital M on the line for race.

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I believe most Briscoe fans will not be disappointed with this novel because despite the intermittent lags P.G County is a light, easy, entertaining summer read.

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