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21 Sugar Street

21 Sugar Street

by Lynn Lauber, Lauber

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Library Journal
Returning in her debut novel to characters introduced in the short story collection White Girls ( LJ 2/15/90), Lauber continues her examination of the romance between Luther Biggs, a black mortician, and Loretta Dadio, a white girl who has his child out of wedlock. Loretta is sent away from their small Midwestern hometown to give up the baby for adoption, Luther marries another woman, and the ensuing complications fracture families and strain relationships for the next 20 years before climaxing in a melodramatic ending that unrealistically reunites all the characters. After a striking first chapter that shows the impact of a racist English teacher on a black boy's life, Lauber doesn't adequately develop characters and events in this slim volume. Her characters have the potential to be animated and deeply human, but they're too sketchily defined. Not essential for most collections.-- David A. Berona, Westbrook Coll. Lib., Portland, Me.

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Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
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5.54(w) x 8.26(h) x 0.66(d)

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