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Cleage, Pearl

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Works: 68 works in 285 publications in 1 language and 21,764 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  Poetry  Drama  Romance fiction  Political fiction 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Narrator
Classifications: PS3553.L389, 813.54
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What looks like crazy on an ordinary day-- : a novel by Pearl Cleage( Book )
25 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,104 libraries worldwide
On learning she has the aids virus, Ava Johnson closes her beauty parlor in Atlanta and returns to her hometown in Michigan, devoting herself to counselling black girls in trouble. In the process she falls in love with a man convicted of murder. A look at the problems facing black youth
I wish I had a red dress : a novel by Pearl Cleage( Book )
17 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 1,759 libraries worldwide
Joyce Mitchell is a young widow with a life filled with work, family, and friends, but as the all-girl group she founded runs into problems, she feels an increasing desire to treat herself to something, or someone, special
Babylon sisters : a novel by Pearl Cleage( Book )
15 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,531 libraries worldwide
Enjoying a close relationship with her daughter, Phoebe, Catherine Sanderson has kept only one secret--the identity of Phoebe's father--until Phoebe embarks on her own search for her paternity, bringing her real father back into their lives
Baby brother's blues : a novel by Pearl Cleage( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,480 libraries worldwide
Regina Burns becomes worried when terrified women seeking refuge from abuse seek the protection of her husband, Blue Hamilton, from their abusive lovers, followed by the disappearances of the worst offenders
Some things I never thought I'd do by Pearl Cleage( Book )
20 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 1,387 libraries worldwide
Taking a job in Atlanta to save the family home, Regina Burns finds herself unable to forgive her new employer for ruining her wedding plans years earlier and finds herself falling for a handsome stranger whom her aunt predicted she would meet
Seen it all and done the rest : a novel by Pearl Cleage( Book )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,302 libraries worldwide
After thirty years in Europe building her reputation as one of her generation's finest actresses and redefining her role as an African-American diva, Josephine Evans returns to the U.S., where she is forced to build a new life
Till you hear from me : a novel by Pearl Cleage( Book )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,104 libraries worldwide
Just when it appears that all her hard work on Barack Obama's presidential campaign is about to pay off with a White House job, thirty-five-year-old Ida B. Wells Dunbar finds herself on Washington, D.C.'s post-election sidelines even as her twentysomething counterparts overrun the West Wing. She returns home to Atlanta, and her controversial civil rights icon father, Reverend Horace A. Dunbar
Just wanna testify : a novel by Pearl Cleage( Book )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,019 libraries worldwide
Blue Hamilton, "godfather" of his Atlanta neighborhood where crime is unknown, becomes pitted against the "Too Fine Five," Amazonian African-American supermodels whose arrival in town spells trouble. Seems that when the vamps are done with their men, the men will be done ... for good
Deals with the Devil : and other reasons to riot by Pearl Cleage( Book )
5 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 684 libraries worldwide
A third generation feminist talks about African-American life, focusing on the experiences of women, and the fate of race in America. Includes incidents from her own life in support of some of her arguments
Seen it all and done the rest a novel by Pearl Cleage( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 535 libraries worldwide
The toast of Europe, Josephine Evans had spent thirty years abroad establishing her reputation as one of the finest actresses of her generation. In Amsterdam, she redefined who and what an African American diva could be, and her legions of loyal fans loved her for it. But when a war she didn't even understand suddenly makes her the target of angry anti-American protests, Josephine is forced to return to America to see if she can find a new definition of home. Camping out with her granddaughter in Atlanta's West End, Josephine tries to reclaim her old life even as she scrambles to shape her new one. An unexpected reunion with an old friend, Abbie Allen Browning, soon offers her a chance to set things right. Rallying with Abbie against an unscrupulous land developer who threatens to tear the community apart, Josephine finds herself playing the most important role of her life, as she shows her neighbors what courage really is and learns the real meaning of coming home
Babylon sisters by Pearl Cleage( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 524 libraries worldwide
Phoebe has grown up not knowing the identity of her father which her mother, Catherine has kept secret. All of a sudden he is in town investigating a story about Catherine and she finds she must reveal the truth to her daughter
Flyin' west and other plays by Pearl Cleage( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 445 libraries worldwide
I wish I had a red dress by Pearl Cleage( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 377 libraries worldwide
A widowed African-American social worker in Michigan longs for the confidence and assurance to wear a red dress, her symbol of freedom and abandon
We speak your names : a celebration by Pearl Cleage( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 356 libraries worldwide
Presents the poem written for Oprah Winfrey's historic Legends Weekend in May 2005 that expresses a collective thank-you to twenty-five legendary African American women, including Maya Angelou, Ruby Dee, Rosa Parks, and Alice Walker
Baby brother's blues a novel by Pearl Cleage( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 348 libraries worldwide
When Regina Burns married Blue Hamilton, she knew he was no ordinary man. Regina enjoyed a circle of engaging friends and her own work as a communications consultant, but she especially relished the company of her husband, who never ceased to be a source of passion and delight. Then, everything changes. Frightened women are showing up in West End, seeking Blue's protection from lovers who have suddenly become violent. When the worst offenders begin to disappear, the speculation seems to implicate Blue and his long-time associates. Now that Regina is pregnant, her fears for Blue's safety have become an obsession that threatens the heart of their relationship.--
The brass bed and other stories by Pearl Cleage( Book )
4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 337 libraries worldwide
What looks like crazy on an ordinary day-- by Pearl Cleage( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 313 libraries worldwide
After ten years of living the big life in Atlanta Ava returns to her small hometown, where she discovers friends and family facing impending tragedy, and a chance at love
We speak your names a celebration by Pearl Cleage( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 295 libraries worldwide
In the tradition of Maya Angelou's Phenomenal woman, We speak your names is an inspiring poem from New York Times bestselling author Pearl Cleage for all women, a perfect holiday gift destined to become a classic. This is the poem that served as a centerpiece for Oprah's documentary, "Legends Ball," which aired in October 2005. O Magazine published an excerpt of the poem in August 2005, and this season, Oprah is promoting the poem's publication in hardback by Random House in April 2006. Angela Basset, Phylicia Rashad, Halle Berry, Maya Angelou, Alice Walker, Aretha Franklin, Coretta Scott King, Alicia Keys, Lena Horne, Toni Morrison, Rosa Parks, Tina Turner, and Diana Ross were among the many readers of the poem at the Legends Ball and many of them will be offering comments on the book
Some things I never thought I'd do by Pearl Cleage( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 255 libraries worldwide
To save her family home Regina Burns takes a temporary job in Atlanta with the woman who broke up her wedding plans a few years back
Blues for an Alabama sky by Pearl Cleage( Book )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 219 libraries worldwide
"It is the summer of 1930 in Harlem, New York, The creative euphoria of the Harlem Renaissance has given way to the harsher realities of the Great Depression. Young Reverend Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., is feeding the hungry and preaching an activist gospel at Abyssinian Baptist Church. Black Nationalist visionary Marcus Garvey has been discredited and deported. Birth control pioneer Margaret Sanger is opening a new family planning clinic on 126th Street, and the doctors at Harlem Hospital are scrambling to care for a population whose most deadly disease is poverty. The play brings together a rich cast of characters who reflect the conflicting currents of the time through their overlapping personalities and politics. Set in the Harlem apartment of Guy, a popular costume designer, and his friend, Angel a recently fired cotton Club back up singer, the cast also includes Sam, a hard-working, jazz-loving doctor at Harlem Hospital; Delia, an equally dedicated member of the staff at the Sanger clinic; and Leland, a recent transplant from Tuskegee, who sees in Angel a memory of lost love and a reminder of those "Alabama skies where the stars are so thick it's bright as day." Invoking the image of African-American expatriate extraordinaire Josephine Baker as both muse and myth, Cleage's characters struggle, as Guy says, "to look beyond 125th Street" for the fulfillment of their dreams"--Page 4 of cover
 
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Alternative Names
Lomax Cleage, Pearl
Lomax Cleage, Pearl 1948-
Lomax, Pearl Cleage
Lomax, Pearl Cleage 1948-
Pearl Cleage American novelist
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English (232)
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