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Some People, Some Other Place J California Cooper returns with a sweeping novel about love and heartbreak, perseverance and luck, telling her tale with an insight and grace that reaffirms Alice Walker s words of praise for her previous works Her style is deceptively simple and direct and the vale of tears in which her characters reside is never so deep that a rich chuckle at a person s foolishness cannot be heard In her acclaimed novels and short stories, J California Cooper has created moving portraits of people striving to make their way in a hard, often unjust world Whether it explores the blatant racial and class biases of nineteenth century America or thesubtle forms of discrimination that exist today, It is the universality of her themes that has made Ms Cooper s work popular, as the Dallas Morning News has written Some People, Some Other Place is Cooper s biggest, most far reaching novel to date A multigenerational tale, it is set in a town called Place, on a street named Dream Street In the words of the novel s narrator, the block surely had about it a feeling of long accumulation of history, of life, of many lives intertwined As she chronicles the interlocking lives of the residents of Dream Street, Cooper places the stories of the individuals and their families within the wider context of America s social and economic history We meet the narrator s great grandparents, who left the poverty of the Deep South in 1895 and made their way to a farm in Oklahoma her grandparents, who continued the northward journey with their eyes on the promised jobs of the industrial Midwest but were forced to settle without reaching their goal and her mother, who finishes the journey and discovers that life at 903 Dream Street carries new burdens as well as rewards The neighbors on the block are people of all colors, all striving to overcome personal troubles and disappointments, and all holding fast to their dreams of a better life. Free Read Some People, Some Other Place [ Author ] J. California Cooper [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – quickpaydayloansonlineuk.co.uk

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  1. This 347 pager is a tale of a black family struggling to make it to the big city and fulfill big city objectives after leaving Oklahoma City after emanicipation Most of the story takes place during the Great Depression, so that adds an extra vintage style to the tale I really liked this book, and anyone who just enjoys a good story will too I promise It s not a NYT best seller or a Pulitzer prize winning book, but it s solid and sweet On the 325th page, the author develops her characters re This 347 pager is a tale of a black family struggling to make it to the big city and fulfill big city objectives after leaving Oklahoma City after emanicipation Most of the story takes place during the Great Depression, so that adds an extra vintage style to the tale I really liked this book, and anyone who just enjoys a good story will too I promise It s not a NYT best seller or a Pulitzer prize winning book, but it s solid and sweet On the 325th page, the author develo...

  2. I know that I am in the minority, but J California Cooper is not one of my favorites I wanted to like this book it was a selection for my church book club We have read collections of her short stories in the past and, while they wouldn t be at the top of my short story list, her stories can be enjoyable and amusing They always remind me of sitting on the front porch of the neighborhood gossip as she points to passers by and says, You see that girl across the street over there Well, Honey, I know that I am in the minority, but J California Cooper is not one of my favorites I wanted to like this book it was a selection for my church book club We have read collections of her short stories in the past and, while they wouldn t be at the top of my short story list, her stories can be enjoyable and amusing They always remind me of sitting on the front porch of the neighborhood gossip as she points to passers by and says, You see that girl across the street over there Well, Honey, let me tell you Of course, this approach doesn t work in a long form The story is compl...

  3. I just finished this bookbossman is out so i had a chance to indulge myself in this book It took me about 2 weeks to read I thought it would be a quick read, but Cooper s use of words in telling each character s story allows you to slow down and capture the details of each individuals struggles in life.Some People, Some Other Place takes place during the time of the Depression, racism between white and colored people is prevalent, and life is generally hardon everyone.The book starts I just finished this bookbossman is out so i had a chance to indulge myself in this book It took me about 2 weeks to read I thought it would be a quick read, but Cooper s use of words in telling each character s story allows you to slow down and capture the details of each individuals struggles in life.Some People, Some Other Place takes place during the time of the Depression, racism between white and colored people is prevalent, and life is generally hardon everyone.The book starts off with something someone looking down on Earth and deciding whether to live amongst humans who are engulfed in greed, violence, sex, and other such corruption This someone is the foundation of the storytelling It empahsizes on God s love and the tempations Satan br...

  4. I had Shonda Rhimes type emotional abuse from this story There was a rain shower scene that I m sure Shonda must have read And the bath tub sceneomgI needed to smoke a cigarette afterward As Cooper described the life of the character Ha, who was born and raised in China, she took on that country s style of speech I felt I was in China, this section was pleasingly well researched A beautiful, heart warming love story Even the final paragraph of the acknowledgements got me a little wee I had Shonda Rhimes type emotional abuse from this story There was a rain shower scene that I m sure Shonda must have read And the bath tub sceneomgI needed to smoke a cigarette afterward As Cooper described the life of the character Ha, who was born and raised in China, she took on that country s style of speech I felt I was in China, this section was pleasingly well researched ...

  5. J California Cooper is marvelous This story is a history of the lives of several people and families that live in a place called Place, narrated by a child who is waiting to be born She tells the stories of several people from their individual beginnings up to the time of her birth Interspersed throughout the tales are insights about spiritual realities, as well as political historical facts and how these things affect people s lives Horrific events occur in the lives of these characters J California Cooper is marvelous This story is a history of the lives of several people and families that live in a place called Place, narrated by a child who is waiting to be born She tells the stories of several people from their individual beginnings up to the time of her birth Interspersed throughout the tales are insights about spiritual realities, as well as political historical facts and...

  6. This was the first book I read by Cooper, and I instantly fell in love with her writing style I have since read all her work, but this is by far my favorite.

  7. Written for grad class SummaryThe story of Eula Too s life is told through the voice of her unborn child J California Cooper tells us the stories of many people struggling to find happiness and a better life Eula Too s grandparents, sharecroppers in the South, are the first to find disillusionment in searching out their dreams for a better future Her parent s story is then quickly told and then a great deal of time and detail is paid to developing the bulk of the story around Eula Too In tr Written for grad class SummaryThe story of Eula Too s life is told through the voice of her unborn child J California Cooper tells us the stories of many people struggling to find happiness and a better life Eula Too s grandparents, sharecroppers in the South, are the first to find disillusionment in searching out their dreams for a better future Her parent s story is then quickly told and then a great deal of time and detail is paid to developing the bulk of the story around Eula Too In trying to find a good future for herself she winds up raped and discarded but taken in by a Madame on the outskirts of Chicago Eula Too is treated as a companion, rather than another whore, and educated and valued by the mistress of the house While Eula Too sees how lucky she is to have these adv...

  8. Bad writing and entirely too preachy for my taste I m beyond surprise by the glowing reviews It reads as if a high schooler wrote it The worst part is that there were plenty of chances for this to be a good read but the writer doesn t pull it off One ofs questions is to describe the plot What plot It reads as if the author just committed to writing a certain word count a day and whatever came to her that s what landed on the pages no road map No outline The way that the author b Bad writing and entirely too preachy for my taste I m beyond surprise by the glowing reviews It reads as if a high schooler wrote it The worst part is that there were plenty of chances for this to be a good read but the writer doesn t pull it off One ofs questions is to describe the plot What plot It reads as if the author just committed to writing a certain word count a day and whatever came to her that s what landed on the pages no road map No outline The way that the author built up Eula Too s special education, I thought that she was going to transform into some great marvel for a black girl of her time No She s just at it s core a paid companion and pet Even when she does attend Madame s dinners, she really didn t contribute any thing I was ready for her to wow us with her incredible mind no I would have liked to act...

  9. Reading this book sometimes frightened me I was afraid that the misfortunes of life we all face would lead to some horrific, nightmarish consequence for Eula Too and Lamont and Madame But Cooper writes like she always does, telling life as it really is from the inside view We all have evil thoughts and hateful feelings in our hearts We all have bad luck with love, money and other people Cooper is able to express the pain of those feelings and that luck, without destroying our view of and lo Reading this book sometimes frightened me I was afraid that the misfortunes of life we all face would lead to some horrific, nightmarish consequence for Eula Too and Lamont and Madame But Cooper writes like she always does, telling life as it really is from the inside view We all have evil thoughts and hateful feelings in our hearts We all have bad luck with love, money and other people Cooper is able to express ...

  10. From a multiple awards winning author comes this masterpiece about love, life, perseverance and hope.The story is told through the voice of an unborn soul who is waiting to enter a human body She will be living on Dream Streetin a town named Place The houses on Dream Street speak to her and reveal the inhabitants therein.Dream Street is multi cultural, so the way that each person found his way to Dream Street is different.This is a lesson in life, teaching us that everyone has problems, regard From a multiple awards winning author comes this masterpiece about love, life, perseverance and hope.The story is told through the voice of an unborn soul who is waiting to enter a human body She will be living on Dream Streetin a town named Place The houses on Dream Street speak to her and reveal the inhabitants therein.Dream Street is multi cultural, so the way that each ...

  11. This was a pretty good story of friendship and dependence I like Eula Too once she found her voice and realized that she desiredin life Her little sister was good for her because I don t think she would ve realized that if not for her Madame was holding Eula back but Eula stood up for herself All the characters were interesting however, I was not fond of the narrator That could have been because I didn t really think it was needed I was so caught up in the story that the narrator see This was a pretty good story of friendship and dependence I like Eula Too once she found her voice and realized that she desiredin life Her little sister was good for her because I don t think she would ve realized that if not for her Madame was holdin...

  12. wow I could not stop thinking about this book

  13. This was one of the best books that I ve read by J.California Cooper If you love reading her books, you will love this one.guaranteed

  14. First let me say I really wanted to like this book I read J California Cooper short stories years ago and loved them However, that same love did not translate over to this novel A lot of something s were missing from the storyline Several times I found myself looking at the book saying, Come on now Some of the characters were interesting to read about, but others you didn t really care about However, everybody s story had to be told There seemed to be a lot of build up that never reall First let me say I really wanted to like this book I read J California Cooper short stories years ago and loved them However, that same love did not translate over to this novel A lot of something s were missing from the storyline Several times I found myself looking at the book saying, Come on now Some of the characters were interesting to read about, but others you didn t really care about However, everybody s story had to be told There seemed to be a lot of build up that never really ...