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Blessings [compact Disc]

By Sheneska Jackson

Pat is the owner and matriarch of the salon, and she presides over Blessings with a kind but commanding air-- preventing fiery arguments, smoothing over conflicts, and lending a sympathetic ear to those who need it. But she may never get a chance to be a mother of her own children. After discovering she is infertile, she embarks on a mission to adopt a child, but learns that the process is filled with more anguish than she expected. Zuma is Blessings' star stylist, and she knows it. This brash diva is a self-described superwoman committed to making her dream of being both a businesswoman and a mom come true. She's got so much confidence that she has vowed to get artificially inseminated if she doesn't find Mr. Right soon-- and she secretly hopes that this will eradicate the indescribable sorrow lingering from the abortion she had years ago. Faye, another stylist, can't quite forget the memory of her late husband. Lonely and overweight, she turns to food to dull the pain of raising her two children alone. Her daughter has grown up into an explosive young woman, and her little boy is learning the hard way how to survive in the world without a dad. But companionship and support will come along when she's least expecting it. Sandy, the manicurist, is still searching for her own fulfillment and can't be bothered with the needs of her two small kids. Though she makes no apologies for her highly neglectful mothering, she ultimately makes a mother's biggest sacrifice. Written with Jackson's trademark skill and sass, "Blessings" paints a deeply moving picture of female struggle and triumph. As Pat, Zuma, Faye, and Sandy laugh, weep, argue, and console each other, Jackson reveals the priceless, inextricable bond between motherhood and sisterhood, and shows why she's become a beloved chronicler of the hearts and minds of women.

Format

Nonmusical Sound Recording

Availability

1 available at St. Andrews (Broad River)
  • CD F Jackson [14 DISC], Book on CD Fiction

Publish Date

2011

ISBN

9781461837572


Format: Nonmusical Sound Recording
Author: Jackson, Sheneska
Summary: Four women--Patricia, Zuma, Faye, and Sandy--search for happiness in their daily lives as they struggle with such difficult issues as adoption, infertility, abortion, child discipline, and female bonding.
Title: Blessings [compact disc] / Sheneska Jackson.
Publisher Date: Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, [2011], p2001.
Subject: African American women -- Fiction -- Talking books. Beauty operators -- Fiction -- Talking books. Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Fiction -- Talking books.
Isbn: 9781461837572 146183757X
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: F Jackson
Oclc: 761283284
Upc:
Bib Id: 461453

Format: Nonmusical Sound Recording
Author: Jackson, Sheneska
Summary: Four women--Patricia, Zuma, Faye, and Sandy--search for happiness in their daily lives as they struggle with such difficult issues as adoption, infertility, abortion, child discipline, and female bonding.
Title: Blessings [compact disc] / Sheneska Jackson.
Edition: Unabridged.
Publisher, Date: Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, [2011], p2001.
Description: 14 sound discs (16 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Series: Griot audio
Series: Griot audio
Subjects: African American women -- Fiction -- Talking books.
Subjects: Beauty operators -- Fiction -- Talking books.
Subjects: Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Fiction -- Talking books.
Other Author: Miles, Robin
Other Author: Recorded Books, LLC
Notes: Compact disc.
Notes: Title from container.
Notes: Release date supplied by publisher.
Notes: Previously released on cassette, p2001.
Notes: In container (17 cm.).
Notes: "With tracks every 3 minutes for easy book marking"--Container.
Notes: Narrated by Robin Miles.
ISBN: 9781461837572
ISBN: 146183757X
Publisher Number: CF0053
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: F Jackson
Medium: [compact disc]