112 pages, 6.72 × 4.17 × 0.31 in
February 1, 2003
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0590481428
ISBN - 13: 9780590481427
From the Publisher
Three generations of African-American women, each holding on to a separate truth. Their story -- encompassing racism and murder as well as the family commonplaces that make a life -- is one that readers will never forget. This powerful first novel spans three generations of African-American women and their struggle to find a common ground upon which to share their love, friendship, and hardships.
About the Author
Angela Johnson was born in Tuskegee, Alabama, but raised in Windham, Ohio; the only girl in a family of five. She now lives in Northeastern Ohio in a hundred year old house full of plants. When not writing she travels. On one of her trips to the California desert the inspiration for her first novel, Toning the Sweep came about.
From Our Editors
One of the best-reviewed novels for young adults in 1993, this powerful debut is reminiscent of Terry McMillan's Waiting to Exhale. This story spans three generations of African-American women and their struggle to find a common ground for sharing love, friendship, and hardships. Young Adult