×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Waiting for Regina
     

Waiting for Regina

5.0 3
by Curtis W. Jackson
 

See All Formats & Editions

It was not unpleasant for this young African American woman sojourning hours at an airport terminal for a treasured companion not seen in several years. The delaying of Regina's much-anticipated arrival was affording Mispha's the amygdalic juncture to meditate on the senior year of high school which forever affected the lives of those two women. In this

Overview

It was not unpleasant for this young African American woman sojourning hours at an airport terminal for a treasured companion not seen in several years. The delaying of Regina's much-anticipated arrival was affording Mispha's the amygdalic juncture to meditate on the senior year of high school which forever affected the lives of those two women. In this emotional process of recollection, Mispha's focus on how she befriended Samantha, a courageous teacher and role model. Mispha won't dismiss her admiration for the handsome Professor Douglas. Also, the achieving physiologist could never overlook the painful loss of an endeared pupil or how she and Regina nearly lost their lives. Could Mispha ever disremember the racial demarcation she absorbed because of her dark skin complexion or her tense confrontation with a perverse high-level community leader? There remains a finalizing question of this pending reunion; would Regina share in the future hope Mispha and her family are entertaining? The first novel by Curtis W. Jackson trails in various potent modern themes including the unresolved social sickness of colorism affecting individuals of all ethnicity in all generations. As you share in Miss LaBeau's experiences with reading pleasure you may conclude 'Waiting for Regina' isn't long enough. It will at least be your unforgettable journey with Mispha and her close associates, and this book may excite your passion for positive change.

Editorial Reviews

Goodreads
I really enjoyed the read, the author's writing style is of absolute top quality and it's fast-paced.The characters are well developed making the read an awesome passionate thriller with a great creative plot. The book is well written from the beginning to the end. This book is one of those that I would consider required reading again. Curtis W. Jackson is a fantastic writer that I love reading his book, Another great story from a great writer. Highly Recommended book.
Instructor of Creative Works and Writer - Marie Smith
It shows how the young women belonging to a minority ethnic group, would have worried about various things that affected their presents and futures. They belong to the same ethnic group which is interesting as the novel seems to replicate at some places, the scenes of Tony Morrison's works where she discusses the complexity that entails the daily routines of the black community in the progressive Western world. Waiting for Regina is a beautiful book, and I have loved reading it ...
Goodreads - Mia Johnson
Waiting for Regina by Curtis W. Jackson is a wonderful novel that I read recently. It made me enjoy my leisure time and made me think about my past and childhood. This novel is filled with flashbacks and dialogues making it lively, convincing and highly understandable. Mixed with a passion for family the tale flows entertaining the reader. Mispha's letter to the black girl Regina is really mind opening and I highly enjoyed this.
Author of Ksani Kai - Lewis N. Jackson
...This book is beautifully written, there is a familiarity and thorough exploration of all of the main characters. You do care what happens to the characters for good or for bad. You want the good characters to receive justice and the bad characters to get what's coming to them and the author, Curtis Jackson, delivers wonderfully. I felt very satisfied with the ending, and there were no loose ends to tie up-- which I hate in stories.
Goodreads - Lisa Birch
...Mispha is Haitian-Jamaican while Regina's skin is a lighter shade, but that's where their differences end. True blue best friends, the girls learn about creationism and evolution theory together when they meet Cory Douglas, an acquaintance of their favorite teacher, Miss Oliver...Waiting for Regina made me laugh, and made me cry. It gave me a lot of think about, especially in terms of the character's behavior and religious beliefs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781538008201
Publisher:
NOOK Press
Publication date:
12/28/2016
Pages:
212
Sales rank:
320,465
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.41(d)

Meet the Author

Curtis W. Jackson is a long time resident of Long Island and the author of his memoir, The Deserting Caricature Artist. Before becoming an independent publisher in 2014, Mr. Jackson spent years blog writing news commentary and cartooning social issues. Before then, he had a series of blue-collar occupations. He is currently studying as a student of media design at Full Sail University.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

Waiting for Regina 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Fascinating page turner that delicately cuts through the issue of race relations. This is my fleshly brother's book, so admittedly my review may be a little biased, but I start with my critique first, which is simply there are some grammatical errors that could have been avoided with editing. Minus one star for that shortcoming. Short of that, this book is beautifully written, there is a familiarity and thorough exploration of all of the main characters. You do care what happens to the characters for good or for bad. You want the good characters to receive justice and the bad characters to get what's coming to them and the author, Curtis Jackson, delivers wonderfully. I felt very satisfied with the ending and there were no loose ends to tie up-- which I hate in stories. This is a story about race relations, a sensitive topic, which Curtis handles expertly. There is a lot to learn from this book and it causes one to reflect on the role they play in society towards supporting equitable treatment for people of all races. This is a page turner. Go out and buy it and you will be richly rewarded. Yes, I rated it 5 stars because its message is, sadly, very relevant to the times we're living in.
miajohnson11 12 months ago
Waiting for Regina by Curtis W. Jackson is a wonderful novel that I read recently. It made me enjoy my leisure time and made me think about my past and childhood. This novel is filled with flashbacks and dialogues making it lively, convincing and highly understandable. Mixed with a passion for family the tale flows entertaining the reader. Mispha's letter to the black girl Regina is really mind opening and I highly enjoyed this. My wish is not to exploit the thrill, curiosity and anxiety of reading the reading so I won't detail any further. I recommend this as a must read for everyone.
Amanda21 More than 1 year ago
A captivating story. Waiting for Regina is a highly-entertaining novel. A great read! I didn't want to put the book down! The author did a great job developing the characters . What fun! Intrigue, dramatic, well drawn characters, and, to top it off, wonderful detail plot. Thoroughly enjoyable. Kudos to the author, Curtis W. Jackson. I would recommend this book without reservation.