With her wise, wry, and poignant novels of families and friendships Waiting to Exhale, Getting to Happy and a Day late and a Dollar Short among them- Terry McMillan has touched millions of readers. Now in her eight novel, Mcmillan gives exuberant voice to characters who reveal how we live now -at least as lived in a racially divided diverse Los Angeles neighborhood.
Kaleidoscopic, fast paced,and filled with inimitable humor, “Who Asked You?” opens as Trinetta leaves her two sons with her mother, Betty Jean,and promptly disappears. BJ, a trademark McMillan heroine, already has her hands full dealing with other adult children, two opinionated sisters, an ill husband,and her own postponed dreams- all while holding down a job delivering room service at a hotel. Her son Dexter is about to be paroled from prison; Quentin, the family success, can’t be bothered to lend a hand; and taking care of two lively grandsons is the last thing BJ thinks she needs. The drama unfolds through the perspectives of a rotating cast of characters, pitch-perfect, each playing a part,and full of surprises.
“Who Asked You” casts a intimate look at the burdens and blessings of family and speaks to trusting your own judgement even when others don’t agree. McMillan’s signature voice and unforgettable characters bring universal issues to brilliant, vivid life.
Hello TTT Ladies., “Can we talk’?
I will be facilitating Terry McMillan’s new novel ” Who Asked You?” on 22 October 2013 6:30pm at the Augusta Richmond County Public Library 823 Telfair St. Augusta, GA 30901
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