A Novel Based on a True Story
By (author) Sheila Banks
Normal Price: $49.14
Your Price: $44.23 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $6.95 per order
You Save: $4.91! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.21 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available, ships in 10-12 days
Bittersweet by Sheila Banks
Book DescriptionWhen a deeper hued playmate declares, "My mamma says you ain't nothin' but a whole lotta yellow gon' to waste", Ellie gets a taste of racism on her side of the fence. But the often-tortured, uneducated young girl refuses to let the taunt dampen her spirit. Instead her passion and drive for self-realisation propel her from a childhood rape in swampy LeBeau, Louisiana to a spurious first marriage in the Indian/Creole/Black dust bowl of Oklahoma and a successful career as a fashion designer, business owner, and real estate entrepreneur in Los Angeles. Decades later life comes full circle when her daughter dates a young white man whose father had been one of those who raped Ellie and Ellie is brutalised by her own people at the ignition of the Watts Riots. This debut novel is one of coming of age, race, womanhood, and the determination of a woman to succeed in early-20th-century America despite the country's racial prescriptions and gender presumptions. Through it all, Ellie's relationships with her loved ones force her to deal with the trauma of her childhood and the difficulties of letting go and to recognise the values of forgiveness, understanding, love, and healing.
Buy Bittersweet book by Sheila Banks from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780979098734
Classification: Sagas , Historical fiction
Format: Hardback (230mm x 155mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Sweet Earth Flying Press
Publisher: Sweet Earth Flying Press
Publish Date: 17-May-2012
Country of Publication: United States
You might also like...
Mother's Duty by June Francis
Raising three boys and running the Arcadia Hotel almost single handed are enough to keep widow Kitty Ryan busy. She has no time for romance. Then along comes John Mcleod, bringing with him a second chance at happiness.
Every Mother's Son by Val Wood
Harriet and Fletcher Tuke have worked hard to raise their children well. Daniel, the eldest son, has always accepted that his birth father died soon after he was born, and Fletcher has raised Daniel as his own. But as Daniel comes of age and begins to fall in love with childhood friend Beatrice Hart, he can't help but wonder about his heritage.
Nightingale Christmas Wish by Donna Douglas
As Christmas 1938 approaches, the staff at the Nightingale Hospital have their own wishes for the festive season. Staff Nurse Helen Dawson wants to find happiness again after the death of her husband Charlie. A handsome stranger seems to offer the chance she wants. But is she looking for love in the wrong place?
Hide Her Name by Nadine Dorries» View more books like these...
This gripping follow on from The Four Streets finds the community alive with rumours and gossip after the murder which rocked it to the core.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Bittersweet book by Sheila Banks and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Sheila Banks
Sheila Banks is a former television personality, an award-winning documentary producer, and a communications executive. She is a former host of a weekly PBS news analysis program "Metro Week in Review" and "This Week in Black Entertainment" at WETA in Washington, DC, and the original cohost of BET's "Video Soul." She received an Emmy Award for her documentary "March on Washington: 20 Years Later." She lives in Washington, DC.
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
© 2003-2014. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.