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Getting to Happy by Terry McMillan
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(FROM JACKET)Terry McMillan's "Waiting to Exhale" was more that just a bestsellling novel-its publication was a watershed moment in literary history. McMillan's vibrant story about four African American women struggling to find love and their place in the world touched a cultural nerve, inspired a blockbuster film and changed African American fiction forever.
In "Getting to Happy", McMillan revisits Savannah, Gloria, Bernadine, and Robin fifteen years after we parted ways with their stories. Each is at her own midlife crossroads: Savannah has woken up to the fact that she's made too many concessions in her marriage and decides to face life single again-at fifty-one. Bernadine has watched her mega-divorce settlement dwindle, been swindled by Husbanc #2 and conned herself into thinking that a few pills will help distract her from her pain. Robin has become a shopaholic, while a big dream fo her life-to wear a wedding dress-has gone unrealized....
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