Weeping Willows Dance [NOOK Book]

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In 1929, thirteen-year-old Mozelle already knew that she did not want to grow up to be like her mama---a sharecropper's wife.

Mozelle did not want to get married and, for certain, she did not want twelve children. She didn't even want one child. Mozelle dreamed of getting a good job, of buying herself a car, and of traveling across country a carefree woman---nobody and ...
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Weeping Willows Dance

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Overview

In 1929, thirteen-year-old Mozelle already knew that she did not want to grow up to be like her mama---a sharecropper's wife.

Mozelle did not want to get married and, for certain, she did not want twelve children. She didn't even want one child. Mozelle dreamed of getting a good job, of buying herself a car, and of traveling across country a carefree woman---nobody and nothing hanging onto her skirt tail.

That is until tall, dark, handsome Randell Tate, twenty-two years Mozelle's senior, showed up in church that fateful Sunday morning, winked at her and threw Mozelle's world off balance. She fell under Randell's spell and her once imagined dreams for her future were no more.

Three months later they wed and Randell carried Mozelle across the threshold into The Great Depression. As one child became four Mozelle saw that Randell was not the man she thought she married. Against all odds, Mozelle set her sights on buying a piece of land and building a house to put a roof over their heads.

To realize that dream, Mozelle was going to have to squirrel away her pennies and in the end, build her house with her own two hands---husband or not. l

Abiding by her parents' teachings, Mozelle stays loyal and faithful in her marriage to Randell, although Randell holds no vow sacred. The hard bed that Mozelle's father had warned that she had made for herself by marrying Randell, became less and less comfortable to sleep in, but Mozelle found comfort in turning to the Lord to see her through the storm.

Mozelle is every woman who squares her shoulders and vows to rise above a bad marriage and the excruciating poverty that binds her. Blessed with true grit and a strong backbone, Mozelle stands her ground and sways with the breeze of disappointment and the winds of deprivation.

Mozelle's determination and her unshakeable faith in God, like the supple branches of the weeping willow tree are strong and unbreakable, thereby proving that Weeping Willows Dance.

REVIEWS:
"This story begged to be told and this book deserves to be read. I wanted to give this book a rating higher than five." --RawSistaz Reviewers

"Weeping Willows Dance is interesting, captivating, and thought-provoking." --Lebanon Daily Record
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Lebanon Daily Record
"Weeping Willows Dance is interesting, captivating, and thought-provoking."
RawSistaz Reviewers.com - RawSistaz Reviewers
"This story begged to be told and this book deserves to be read. I wanted to give this book a rating higher than five."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012189554
  • Publisher: Gemini Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2001
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 328
  • Sales rank: 525,925
  • File size: 257 KB

Meet the Author

Author Gloria Mallette, a Finalist in the 2009 and a Winner in the 2007 National Best Books Awards in African American Fiction; and a Winner in the 2010 and 2008 National Indie Excellence Awards in African American Fiction was first published in 1995 by Holloway House with the title WHEN WE PRACTICE TO DECEIVE while she was employed part-time as a Federal Perkins Loan Coordinator at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York. However, by 2000, with five manuscripts and several rejection letters from major publishing houses in her file cabinet, with a nudge from her husband, Gloria stepped timidly out onto the self-publishing track.

In April of 2000, Gloria self-published SHADES OF JADE and by August had sold 13,000 copies when Random House came calling. SHADES OF JADE was re-published in June of 2001 and has since made several best sellers lists, including Black Board, Essence Magazine, The Dallas Morning News, The Washington Post/Washington is Also Reading listing and Upscale Magazine.

Gloria has been featured in ToDay’s Black Woman (2003, 2007), The New York Daily News (2000), USA Today ( 2001), The Pocono Record (2006, 2007), and has a novella, COME TOMORROW, featured on the USAToday.com website.

To date, Gloria has ten titles: SASSY, LIVING, BREATHING LIES, IF THERE BE PAIN, WHAT’S DONE IN THE DARK, DISTANT LOVER, THE HONEY WELL, PROMISES TO KEEP, WEEPING WILLOWS DANCE, SHADES OF JADE and WHEN WE PRACTICE TO DECEIVE.

Spring of 2010 marked a new beginning for Gloria. She realized her lifelong dream of becoming an artist. She now paints in acrylics in addition to continuing to write.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2007

    Unbelieveably Awesome!

    I have read alot of books in my 39 years, but this is no doubt in the top 10 for me. This book was one of the most moving books I have ever read. I could not put it down. It is poignant and moving. Best of all, it is a biography about the author's grandmother and her plight as a poor black women, reared during the Depression and facing overcoming insurmountable obstacels. I recommend everyone read this book, especially single mothers. Mozelle(the protagonist) is my hero and an icon in her own right.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2011

    AWESOME STORY!!!!!

    This is a great story of resiliance and determination. One of Gloria Mallete's better writings. :-)
    (and its a true story)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 9, 2011

    Excellent Book

    A must read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2004

    OPRAH THIS SHOULD BE BOOK OF THE YEAR

    Gloria, you kept me going from beginning to end. I have never never never felt so deeply moved by the characters in this book. I cried I smiled and I cried. I almost missed my stop on the train on the bus. I got my boyfriend and two of my sisters to read it. My boyfriend could not believe Mozelle. When things get rough for me, I say 'let me dig deep and pull out my Mozelle mood'. I have not read another book close to Weeping Willows Dance. I was so thirsty for another. I enjoy all of Gloria Mallette writing. I have all of her work. I can't wait to read her new book coming in Oct. 2004. Thank you Gloria Thank you for starting me off in the right direction. I have continuously stated 'Oprah should read this'.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2003

    An excellent read!

    This book was absolutely incredible. It was a definite page turner, must have on the shelf type of book. Gloria Mallette is one of my favorite authors along with J. California Cooper. Excellent work!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2002

    Something to Share

    Anyone can be a good writer but to be Great you need something worth writing about. Gloria Mallette with Weeping Willows Dance has accomplished that. Mozelle, Gloria's grandmother, has a worthwhile story to present to her audience. Life involves moving, shaking and readjusting which is a difficult task but for Mozelle it's a part of life. Mozelle's character is enhanced and manifests itself by her "keeping her word." The story made a difference in my life and I believe if you read the book; it will have an impact. Gloria is a great writer and has something to share with her audience.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2012

    What a journey

    Awesome.....my emotions were turned into gut wrenching pain for this women. This is truuly a phenomenal women

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