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A Day Late and a Dollar Short

Terry McMillan - Author

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ISBN 9780451204943 | 480 pages | 01 Jan 2002 | Signet | 4.29 x 6.73in | 18 - AND UP
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"Undoubtedly, McMillan's finest novel to date...a delicious family saga...McMillan has an uncanny ability to render family conflict with both humor and compassion...a life-affirming read...a triumph." (The Los Angeles Times)

"McMillan's best book yet. She has a true comic gift." (The Village Voice)

"[A] slam dunk of a novel...this book is a gift." (New York Newsday)

"Touching and funny." (People)

"By the last pages you're weeping. You're laughing. You're hooked. It's oh-so-good." (Chicago Tribune)

"Nobody does it better." (The Toronto Star)

Can't nobody tell me nothing I don't already know. At least not when it comes to my kids. They all grown, but in a whole lotta ways they still act like children. I know I get on their nerves—but they get on mine, too—and they always accusing me of meddling in their business, but, hell I'm their mother. It's my job to meddle. What I really do is worry. About all four of 'em. Out loud. If I didn't love 'em, I wouldn't care two cents about what they did or be the least bit concerned about what happens to 'em. But I do. Most of the time they can't see what they doing, so I just tell 'em what I see. They don't listen to me half the time no way, but as their mother I've always felt that if I don't point out the things they doing that seem to be causing 'em problems, who will? "A glorious novel...without question, this is McMillan's best." The Washington Post

"McMillan has the uncanny ability to render family conflict with both humor and compassion...a life-affirming read...a triumph." The Los Angeles Times

"Touching and funny." People

"[McMillan] in top form." The New York Times Book Review


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