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A story of friendship, professional loyalty and domestic abuse, "Back to Life is a metaphor for a black man and a white woman who meet the same day a black teenager is killed in Brooklyn, NY by an Italian mob, and are eventually able to surmount the rage, hurt and fear left by their respective divorces and allow themselves to love again.
Paperback, 304 pages
Published September 1st 2004 by Kensington (first published 2002)
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HI5O
Oct 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Exceptional

The story is still relevant today in 2017. The racial tension is at an all time high again and there is still a lot of intolerance in our world.
Andrea Griffin
Dec 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Not My Usual Fare, But So Satisfying!

I was referred to this book by a interracial relationship Vloggers name Christelyn Karazin of Beyond Black & White. And Wow, am I ever so glad she shared!

Initially, I did not like the tone of the story. However, the subjects were so compelling that I continued to read. And I learned something - about myself. I find it a true hallmark of an AMAZING writer when the reader learned about themselves through reading their work.

I learned that I, as a lover of sc
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Shannan Harper
Mar 05, 2018 rated it liked it
It felt like a black/Italian version of West Side Story and it was an ok read.
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Jul 13, 2013 rated it liked it
Nove Meses De Amor... E Muito Mais!
Wendy Thompson
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2008

Antes de qualquer coisa, alguém me confirma que pessoas como a Nina, realmente só existem na imaginação de românticas autoras, certo?

Ninguém é tão boa e generosa como essa mocinha. Tudo bem ela é apaixonada pelo mocinho Joe, mesmo que ela nunca admita, mas, até aí tudo bem.

O que me incomoda é ela ser tão magnânima ao ponto de aceitar dar a luz ao um bebê, que seria só de Joe, e que depois de nove meses ela iria embora, viver uma av
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Wendy Coakley-Thompson is the author of the novels Back to Life (2004 Romantic Times Award nominee) and What You Won't Do For Love (recently optioned for cable television). She has also written articles and fiction for music and fashion/lifestyle magazines in New Jersey, her adopted home state, and in Nassau, Bahamas, where she was raised. She graduated from Syracuse University with a Ph.D. in Edu ...more
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