Milk In My Coffee

Milk In My Coffee

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by Eric Jerome Dickey
     
 

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Fresh from his small hometown in Tennessee where the color line is still a barrier folks don't cross, Jordan Greene was in culture shock when he first arrived in Manhattan. Now he's gotten used to the Big Apple's rough edges. He has a great friend name Solomon and a good job at a computer company 'way down on Wall Street, a pretty long ride from his apartment in

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Fresh from his small hometown in Tennessee where the color line is still a barrier folks don't cross, Jordan Greene was in culture shock when he first arrived in Manhattan. Now he's gotten used to the Big Apple's rough edges. He has a great friend name Solomon and a good job at a computer company 'way down on Wall Street, a pretty long ride from his apartment in Queens. Even longer is the growing distance between Jordan and his girlfriend J'nette. Then Kimberly walks into his life. She's a funny, spunky artist, gorgeous with her long red hair and Irish cream skin. That's the problem, especially for a man with Malcolm X's picture on his office wall: Kimberly Chavers is white.

Falling hard and fast for a black man is only part of Kimberly's problem. She's wary of falling for any man at all. She has secrets she doesn't intend to share, and a past she hasn't put to rest. With so much unfinished business in her life, she isn't sure she wants to start a new relationship. But soon neither she nor Jordan are listening to their heads -- only their hearts. That means facing the fallout from friends and families who don't understand, along with a truth that will shake Jordan's faith to the core.. and test the true power of love.

A provocative, true-to-life story of race and desire, love and commitment that gets the poignancy and complexity of relationships just right, Milk in My Coffee is Eric Jerome Dickey's most entertaining and heartfelt novel yet. He writes about intimacy and emotions with striking authenticity and a canny wisdom that reveals what goes on in the minds and souls of brothers... and the women who touch and transform their lives.

Editorial Reviews

USA Today
Entertaining.
Library Journal
The author of the best-selling Milk in My Coffee visits the L.A. singles scene.
Kirkus Reviews
Dickey—who will inevitably be called 'the male Terry McMillan'—shows a willingness to take on deep-rooted stereotypes, while occasionally lapsing into some of his own. His third novel (Friends and Lovers, 1997) offers two narrators who take turns telling their stories: the red-haired, white-skinned painter Kimberly Chavers, and the classic buppie Jordan Greene. Jordan's not even interested in dating a white woman, but finds himself drawn to Kimberly's fiery personality and independent spirit. Events test the couple royally: Jordan loses his job; his best friend Solomon and Solomon's fiancee, Zoe, break up for the worst possible reason; and Kimberly's ex appears unexpectedly. Her mysterious past is revealed, including the fact that her ex-husband is black and her own father, from whom she's estranged, is half black. Peripheral characters are drawn carelessly: Solomon is a textbook bad-guy, and Kimberly's best friend, of Jamaican descent, always speaks in exaggerated Bob Marley fashion.

The most chilling aspect of this romantic relationship? Virtually without exception, Jordan's friends, relatives, and acquaintances are unwilling to accept Kimberly, and their hostility is convincing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780525943853
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
09/01/1998
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.32(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

ERIC JEROME DICKEY is the New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty novels, as well as a six-issue miniseries of graphic novels featuring Storm (X-Men) and the Black Panther. Originally from Memphis, Dickey now lives on the road and rests in whatever hotel will have him.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Los Angeles, California
Date of Birth:
July 7, 1961
Place of Birth:
Memphis, Tennessee
Education:
B.S., University of Memphis, 1983
Website:
http://www.ericjeromedickey.com

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Milk in My Coffee 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 162 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book....I love all of his books...I have all of his books and reread them all the time...this book is so realistic you would think that you know the people in the book
Guest More than 1 year ago
Our bookclub, 'Sista Circle', enjoyed the book. We all agreed that the storylines in the book were interesting and unpredictable. The book also generated a heated discussion about interracial dating and depictions of white vs. black women.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My asian girlfriend and I loved the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was recommend to me by a friend, and I absolutley loved it. Def, going to read more from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are new to Eric Jerome Dickey start here. You will be hooked forever!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was hard for me to stop reading this book! The entire book kept me interested and I loved the ending!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is juicy and very detailed. The plot is so real you can get caught up while reading this novel LOVE IT
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
it was definitely a page turner!
Tahira Lodge More than 1 year ago
I read this book awhile ago...twice! I enjoyed this book very much.
JenCent More than 1 year ago
such a good book! loved it!
nygirlatheart More than 1 year ago
I thought it started out slow and typical, but after a few chapters it was entertaining. The last few chapters made you read faster and contained the twists. I end up really enjoying it.
MFFD More than 1 year ago
This book reminds us how we can all be very different and at the same time be very similar when we doubt about ourselves. This book narrates what happens to many every day and how couples get in sticky and even complicated situations without even looking for trouble. The story is fresh and very real to what happens to couples today. The twist in the story is how in now a days we still see such differences in thinking between interracial relationships and how the prejudice still remains among many. This story has a great ending and leaves you wanting more from this author. I enjoyed this book and would recommend it for a rainy day or beach read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's an overall pretty decent book. It wasn't enough drama in it for me. It has some page turning moments, but I wouldn't say the book was overall. It's one of those books that you can sit by a fire and drink hot cocoa, but not one to carry every where with you in case you have time to read it because you can't stop thinking about what happens next.
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This was a very good read that had lots of unexpected twists. I would definitely recommend.
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