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Cleage, Pearl

Overview
Works: 74 works in 296 publications in 1 language and 21,306 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Psychological fiction  Poetry  Political fiction  Drama  Biography 
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 held by 3,016 WorldCat member 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 )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 1,690 WorldCat member 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 )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,484 WorldCat member 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 1,400 WorldCat member 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 1,342 WorldCat member 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 1,252 WorldCat member 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 )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,052 WorldCat member 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 )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 978 WorldCat member 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 )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member 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( Recording )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member 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( Recording )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member 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 and she finds she must reveal the truth to her daughter
Flyin' west and other plays by Pearl Cleage( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We speak your names : a celebration by Pearl Cleage( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member 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
I wish I had a red dress by Pearl Cleage( Recording )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member 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
Baby brother's blues : a novel by Pearl Cleage( Recording )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member 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 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. Returning to the Atlanta neighborhoods of her last two novels, Pearl Cleage has crafted a warm, witty novel that illuminates the core of every woman's hopes and dreams
The brass bed and other stories by Pearl Cleage( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What looks like crazy on an ordinary day-- by Pearl Cleage( Recording )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member 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( Recording )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the tradition of Maya Angelou's Phenomenal Woman, best-selling author Pearl Cleage brings us an inspiring, celebratory poem for all women, destined to become a classic. Cleage considers the poem, which served as the centerpiece at Oprah's Legends Ball, as a continuation of an oral tradition that encompasses the entire history of the African-American experience. The praise poem acknowledges the legacy of those who have gone before and a realization "that we are part of something better, truer, deeper."
Some things I never thought I'd do by Pearl Cleage( Recording )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member 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 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member 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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What looks like crazy on an ordinary day-- : a novel
Alternative Names
Lomax Cleage, Pearl

Lomax Cleage, Pearl 1948-

Lomax, Pearl Cleage

Lomax, Pearl Cleage 1948-

Pearl Cleage American novelist

Pearl Cleage Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Pearl Cleage Novelista estadounidense

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English (239)

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I wish I had a red dress : a novelBabylon sisters : a novelBaby brother's blues : a novelSome things I never thought I'd doSeen it all and done the rest : a novelTill you hear from me : a novelJust wanna testify : a novelDeals with the Devil : and other reasons to riot