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Open Weave

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Winner of the 1996 First Novelist Award from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association, this rich, lyrical novel is a story of family, friendship, hopes and dreams--and a compelling tale that shows how even in the most trying times, there is always room for celebration.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published February 1st 1997 by Berkley (first published 1995)
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I have had this book sitting around my house for years. I mean years. The pages have even turned yellow in the book and the mold smell has started to take over. But now I can say that I have read it!! Now on to the review.
The overall synopsis of this book and the award sticker pulled me into it. But I was sadly disappointed due to the overall story telling process the author takes the readers on. The book is told by Imani's family members sitting around the house waiting on her to come for her b
This was a very quick read. Insight into the lives of an African American matriarchal family. However, this family is not like any. Blessed or some can say cursed with supernatural abilities. Upon reading this book, it would become evident that the "powers" of these women are often times found in the lives of the very women we know.
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Born and raised in California but traveling throughout the United States and Europe, Asia and parts of the Caribbean devorah major served as San Francisco Poet Laureate 2002 through 2006. In addition to being a poet she is a performer, lecturer, fiction and creative non-fiction writer, and editor. A trained actress and former dancer, she approaches poetry as both a written and performing art.

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