Big Girls Don't Cry: A Novel

by Connie Briscoe

Random House Publishing Group | May 10, 1999 | Mass Market Paperbound

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Born into a comfortable Washington, D.C., home, Naomi Jefferson leads a life that is only occasionally marred by racism. As a teenager in the 1960s, she is concerned mostly with issues around virginity. But all that changes when her older brother, Joshua-who seems destined for greatness-is killed in a tragic car accident on his way to a civil rights demonstration. Now the rift between black and white America becomes much too personal, and Naomi embarks on a journey to honor her brother's legacy-and to find herself.

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 416 pages, 6.88 × 4.21 × 1.13 in

Published: May 10, 1999

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 044900564X

ISBN - 13: 9780449005644

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Big Girls Don't Cry: A Novel

by Connie Briscoe

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 416 pages, 6.88 × 4.21 × 1.13 in

Published: May 10, 1999

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 044900564X

ISBN - 13: 9780449005644

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Born into a comfortable Washington, D.C., home, Naomi Jefferson leads a life that is only occasionally marred by racism. As a teenager in the 1960s, she is concerned mostly with issues around virginity. But all that changes when her older brother, Joshua-who seems destined for greatness-is killed in a tragic car accident on his way to a civil rights demonstration. Now the rift between black and white America becomes much too personal, and Naomi embarks on a journey to honor her brother's legacy-and to find herself.

From the Jacket

"[An] empathetic portrait of a modern woman wrestling with issues of love, work, and family obligations."-Publishers Weekly

"Contains an infectious hope and optimism."-Los Angeles Times


"Brims with warmth, energy, and a positive message about persistence and loyalty."-San Francisco Chronicle

About the Author

Connie Briscoe is the New York Times bestselling author of P. G. County, Sisters & Lovers, A Long Way from Home, and Can't Get Enough. She is the former managing editor of the American Annals of the Deaf at Gallaudet University. She has been hearing-impaired for most of her adult life but several years ago underwent surgery to restore her hearing. She lives in Ellicott City, Maryland.

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A New York Times best-seller traces the life of a African-American female Baby Boomer whose brother's death during a Civil Rights demonstration in the 1960s colors her life, including her romances and career. Reprint.

Editorial Reviews

"[An] empathetic portrait of a modern woman wrestling with issues of love, work, and family obligations."-Publishers Weekly

"Contains an infectious hope and optimism."-Los Angeles Times


"Brims with warmth, energy, and a positive message about persistence and loyalty."-San Francisco Chronicle
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