Brothers and Sisters

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"This book is about succeedingand survivingeven being happy, in a society where every card seems stacked against you. If this is a fair world, Bebe Moore Campbell will be remembered as the most important African-American novelist of this centuryexcept for, maybe, Ralph Ellison and James Baldwin."—Carolyn See, Washington Post Book Review
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Overview

"This book is about succeedingand survivingeven being happy, in a society where every card seems stacked against you. If this is a fair world, Bebe Moore Campbell will be remembered as the most important African-American novelist of this centuryexcept for, maybe, Ralph Ellison and James Baldwin."—Carolyn See, Washington Post Book Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425227503
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/6/2009
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 388,605
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Bebe Moore Campbell was a bestselling author and a journalist. Her nonfiction work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Ms., Essence, Black Enterprise, Ebony, Working Mother, USA Weekend, and Adweek, among other publications. She was a regular contributor to National Public Radio.

Bebe Moore Campbell was the author of such national, critically acclaimed bestsellers as Brothers and Sisters, Singing in the Comeback Choir, Your Blues Ain't Like Mine, and What You Owe Me as well as the award-winning children’s book, Sometimes My Mommy Gets Angry and the recently published Stompin’ at the Savoy.

Campbell was born and grew up in Philadelphia and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, where she earned a bachelor of science degree in elementary education. She taught elementary and middle school for five years. She is survived by her husband, Ellis Gordon, Jr., her daughter, the actress Maia Campbell, and a son, Ellis Gordon III.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2012

    A great read!

    I was assigned to read this book for one of my college courses. It was a really great book. It was attention grabbing and kept me entertained the whole time. I think it is a great read if you want to become more aware of racial and gender related stereotypes! It also has a great story line and with some romance as well. I would highly recommend this book.

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  • Posted August 21, 2011

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    Better Than I Expected

    I had this book well over a year before I even bothered to crack it open. At first glance I thought it would be a drag to get through. After reading the 1st two chapters, I was underwhelmed. However with further reading I became totally captured in the plot. I wondered what would be next for the main character Esther and her coworker Mallory. The plot really thickens when Humphrey shows up. By the end of the book I was really pleased and happy that I read it. This book however definitely appeals to a black audience. It is however not one of those "ghetto" novels, this book is for the more mature reader. It takes a dip into the life of an educated black woman living in Los Angeles, CA post LA-riots and the challenges she faces in her career.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2002

    Captivating

    This book opened me up for the world that i am going to have to face in a couple of years and she told the truth about what is going on in the society and she pen pointed that when black people do get to their place in the world they forget about where they came from and in order to succeed you need to help your BROTHERS AND SISTERS and I would recomend this novel to anyone just a bit of advice you have to be committed and in the mood to read because the novel is long but I enjoyed it and will be moving on to another one of her novel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2001

    Great Book!!

    I highly recommend this novel to everyone. It accurately tells how life is for professional Blacks. I could not put this book down for a second. I passed this on to all my friends who loved it as well. I can't wait to read more of her work!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2000

    'BROTHER', was this book long!

    BROTHERS AND SISTERS was, in my opinion, one of the LONGEST novels that I read in a long time. You had to get to the middle of the book to get to the start of the meat of the story, and so much time was dedicated to describing the characters that I felt too tired to finish at my regular book pace. This book was like being at work! Recommend to anyone who has a lot of time to kill.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2000

    A good read

    I enjoyed the book. There were some characters who were so real and some that made me so angry. There were also characters who I wish I knew. Overall, the plot was good. I would recommend this book to others.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2000

    This book was good!

    This book gives the true facts on what happens in the corporate world. I can really relate. I think Campbell gave a vivid portrayal of corporate America and black vs whites. The story was very interesting, although at some times, you have to skip through verses. I disliked the way that the black people were always looked up on as the criminals and thiefs, even though that's reality. This was fantastic and I will be rereading this soon.

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