On Sale: September 7, 2010
Featuring: Bernadine; Savannah; Gloria
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Multicultural African-American | Women's Fiction
An exuberant return to the four unforgettable heroines of
Waiting to Exhale--the novel that changed African
American fiction forever.
Waiting to Exhale was more than just a bestselling
novel-its publication was a watershed moment in literary
history. McMillan's sassy and vibrant story about four
African American women struggling to find love and their
place in the world touched a cultural nerve, inspired a
blockbuster film, and generated a devoted audience.
Now, McMillan revisits Savannah, Gloria, Bernadine, and
Robin fifteen years later. Each is at her own midlife
crossroads: Savannah has awakened to the fact that she's
made too many concessions in her marriage, and decides to
face life single again-at fifty-one. Bernadine has watched
her megadivorce settlement dwindle, been swindled by her
husband number two, and conned herself into thinking that a
few pills will help distract her from her pain. Robin has an
all-American case of shopaholism, while the big dream of her
life-to wear a wedding dress- has gone unrealized. And for
years, Gloria has taken happiness and security for granted.
But being at the wrong place at the wrong time can change
everything. All four are learning to heal past hurts and to
reclaim their joy and their dreams; but they return to us
full of spirit, sass, and faith in one another. They've
exhaled: now they are learning to breathe.
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