If I Ruled the World

Paperback | July 1, 2005

byJoylynn Jossel

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In every ghetto there is that one who stands out above the rest. In this unforgettable novel, her name is Harlem.

Harlem Jones is a twenty-six-year-old bad-ass female who owns her own home, her own car, and her own business. And no, some drug dealer didn't front her the money for any of it. Nor did she have to sell herself to get what she's got. Harlem came up the hard way. She had the perfect family until her mother fell prey to an addiction and Harlem's whole world fell apart. After several life-changing encounters, Harlem seems to have lost everything. But then, under circumstance she wishes never existed, she inherits a modest fortune and opens up her own business.
Then into her life comes an unexpected and unlikely love, a street-bred charmer named York. Not your typical hood, York is out for Harlem's heart. But when tragedy strikes, Harlem knows that, as a survivor, she must be the one to decide her own destiny.

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In every ghetto there is that one who stands out above the rest. In this unforgettable novel, her name is Harlem.Harlem Jones is a twenty-six-year-old bad-ass female who owns her own home, her own car, and her own business. And no, some drug dealer didn't front her the money for any of it. Nor did she have to sell herself to get what...

JOY is a native of Columbus, Ohio, and the author of the Essence bestseller Dollar Bill. She is currently at work on her next novel.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.24 × 5.54 × 0.8 inPublished:July 1, 2005Publisher:St. Martin's PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0312328796

ISBN - 13:9780312328795

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not A Bad Read This book was pretty good. Many people have tried to compare it to The Coldest Winter Ever, but while it may seem like they're similar, they're not. This book has a cuple of unexpected twists that keeps it interesting. Wasn't as good as Coldest Winter, but definitely worth a look.
Date published: 2006-07-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not Bad This book is a pretty good read. Many people have tried to compare this book to The Coldest Winter Ever. It is not the same!!! But it is a good book. There are some unexpected twists and turns that keep you engaged until the last page. Not as good as Sistah Souljah's book, but definitely worth a look.
Date published: 2006-07-20

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A well-written, street, gritty tale. This stellar novel is sure to be the bestselling urban book of 2005.