Just Wanna Testify

Just Wanna Testify

by Pearl Cleage
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Just Wanna Testify by Pearl Cleage

Familiar faces and places meet fresh twists and turns in this enthralling novel from acclaimed author Pearl Cleage.
 
Atlanta’s West End district has always been a haven and home to a coterie of unique characters—artists and thinkers, dreamers and doers. Folks here know one another’s names, keep their doors unlocked, and look out for their neighbors. Anyone planning to sell drugs, vandalize, or rob a little old lady should think twice before hitting this part of town. And Blue Hamilton, West End’s unofficial mayor and longtime protector, will see to it that you do. Blue wears many hats here, including adored husband to Regina, dear nephew to Abbey, and doting father to Sweetie and another little one on the way.

Blue is also the man you pay your respects to if you’re looking to set up shop in this urban enclave—just ask Serena Mayflower, whom Blue sees striding down Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard wearing skin-tight black leather pants, thigh-high boots, and bright red lipstick. This tall, slender, ethereally beautiful woman and her four equally striking sisters make up the Too Fine Five, a quintet of international supermodels who have arrived in town for an Essence magazine photo shoot.
        
But Blue’s gut tells him that there’s more to these Mayflower mademoiselles than their affection for full moons and Bloody Marys. With the help of his beloved Regina and their close friends and relations in West End, Blue vows to uncover the women’s secret intentions—and prove once and for all that there is no greater force on earth than the power of love.

A mesmerizing slice of not-so-everyday life, brimming with wicked wit and spiced with a few supernatural surprises, Just Wanna Testify showcases Pearl Cleage’s masterly storytelling at its soulful and satisfying finest.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781410435989
Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning
Publication date: 09/21/2011
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 386
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Pearl Cleage is the author of What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day . . . , an Oprah’s Book Club selection; Some Things I Never Thought I’d Do, a Good Morning America Read This! book club pick; Babylon Sisters, for which she was named the 2006 Go On Girl! Book Club Author of the Year; Baby Brother’s Blues, winner of the 2006 NAACP Image Award and the African American Literary Award for fiction; Seen It All and Done the Rest; and Till You Hear From Me. The first author selected for the Essence Book Club, she collaborated with her husband, writer Zaron W. Burnett, Jr., on the poem We Speak Your Names. She is also an accomplished dramatist whose plays include Flyin’ West, Blues for an Alabama Sky, and A Song for Coretta. Cleage and her husband live in Atlanta.

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Just Wanna Testify 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Lovely_Ink More than 1 year ago
I purchased this on the day it came out and then forced myself not to read it until vacation because I just KNEW it would be a great read... and I was right. Pearl Cleage picks up in a very nice way on the lives of her characters while adding new and unique twists. Although I was slightly thrown off by the introduction of the "undead" at first, the author, in her own perfect way, brought a humanity to these strange new creatures. What happens when a woman loses faith in the possibility of love? Read to the end and you'll find as I did that within each of us, no matter how deeply hidden, hope still exists... and that makes us human!
Abeauti More than 1 year ago
Pearl Cleage is an exceptional author who draws from our most creative dreams to deliver the strong characters you wish you had for neighbors and friends. I can't wait for her next book.
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Missed this title when first came out. Good read to start my "summer stack of must reads." Read in one day. Would have appreciated a little more depth to the history of the "vamps." Perhaps a sequel is on the way.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love pearl cleage's work
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