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by Phyllis R. Dixon

  • Author: Phyllis R. Dixon
  • ISBN: 0974954055
  • ISBN13: 978-0974954059
  • ePub: 1207 kb | FB2: 1352 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Publisher: New Generation Press (June 15, 2004)
  • Pages: 390
  • Rating: 4.7/5
  • Votes: 616
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Forty Acres: A Novel ePub download

The Washington family wasn'st given forty acres or a mule. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee and resides in Memphis, TN. Books by Phyllis R. Dixon. Mor. rivia About Forty Acres.

The Washington family wasnt given forty acres or a mule.

Folks sure do act funny, when it comes to money. No one gave the Washington family forty acres or a mule. The Washington family wasnt given forty acres or a mule. A stroke forced him to retire from farming, and now hard choices must be made about his land and children.

Phyllis R. Dixon is the author of the novel Forty Acres, which won fiction awards from Los Angeles Black Book Expo, Detroit Literary Collective and Urban Spectrum Newspaper. Forty Acres has been used in classes at LeMoyne Owen College, Southwest Tennessee Community College, Southeast Arkansas Community College and City College of San Francisco. Her book Let the Brother Go I. appeared on the Emerge magazine Bestseller list. She is a contributing author to Chicken Soup for the African American Woman’s Soul, and has written for American Legacy magazine and the Memphis Commercial Appeal

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1 2 3 4 5. Want to Read. Are you sure you want to remove Forty Acres from your list? Forty Acres. Published June 15, 2004 by New Generation Press.

Free books to read or listen online in a convenient form, a large collection, the best authors and series. HOME IS THE PLACE WHERE WHEN YOU HAVE TO GO THERE THEY HAVE TO LET YOU I. den, Arkansas is a town you are from, not move to. But when divorce, foreclosure, domestic violence, and an all-expense paid trip (also called prison) disrupt the Washington siblings' perfectly planned lives, they end up back down home. Instead of serenity, sibling rivalries, divided loyalties and money squabbles resurface.

Phyllis Dixon has penned another riveting Southern family drama. Down Home Blues delves into many serious issues that affect our families and our community. I loved this book even more than her first novel, Forty Acres.

Only 7 left in stock (more on the way). Phyllis Dixon has penned another riveting Southern family drama. -Evelyn Palfrey, Essence Magazine best selling author. Phyllis Dixon's novel, Forty Acres began the story, and it was supposed to have ended there - but superior works tend to not end quietly, but compel readers to seek more - thus Down Home Blues was born from a combination of reader request and author inspiration.

Down Home Blues - Phyllis R. A lot has happened to them and to me since Forty Acres. It’s been a minute since the Washingtons have told their story. Two of my biggest cheerleaders have made their transition, Fitzgerald ‘Fitz’ Dixon and Clovice Wilder. In the words of James Taylor, I always thought I’d see you again. My babies Trey, Candace and Lee are all grown up now and I am proud of each of you.

Folks sure do act funny, when it comes to money. No one gave the Washington family forty acres or a mule. C.W. Washington has risen from a sharecropper's son to one of the largest black landowners in the county. But a stroke has forced him to retire from farming. Now he must decide what happens to his land. His children are coming home for the Fourth of July family reunion. Each has a suggestion, unfortunately, none of them agree. Charles has farmed alongside C.W. all his life and believes the land is his birthright. Beverly doesn't mind her older brother getting the land, if he buys the rest of them out. Cecelia wants them to sell the land and split the money. And she hopes its fast, before her husband discovers how precarious her recreational casino visits have made their finances. Raymond warns of the conspiracy to dilute black economic power and opposes a land sale. What if one sibling is a successful businessman and doesn't need the money, and another is in prison and can't use it? And what about the startling revelation that one of them is not C.W.'s biological child? C.W. has asked his daughter Carolyn to sort out this mess. But she was planning to spend the holiday with her lover and make some fireworks of her own. Blacks left the land in droves in the early twentieth century and now represent less than two percent of all farmers. But wasn't the civil rights movement about progress and options? The Washingtons have overcome drought, Jim Crow and poverty. Now comes the hard part... The reunion should be a time of fellowship and fun. But this year, along with barbeque, fried catfish and hand-cranked ice cream, there'll be servings of suspicion, secrecy and greed. This Fourth of July, fireworks won't only be in the sky.
I enjoyed this simple everyday family drama. I think this author has promise. This was a fun story that just skimmed the surface, but I could see her talent peeking through. Some characters were more fleshed out than others and some we just saw the surface.....but I think with the right story and a smaller cast, Me. dixon can write the Great American Novel.

My favorite quote in the entire book was when Cecelia said, "Somehow I think he missed me while he was watching that sparrow".... if we are being truthful, we have all felt like that at some point in our lives!

A solid story and a solid storyteller. Can't wait to read more from this author!
What a true and hilarious real life story about the workings within families. As an African American who grew up in the south, Forth Acres describes the levels of drama that occurs in many of our families. I laughed, cried and reminisced over the tightness of families when the going gets tough, they stand together. Loved each of the stories and how the author weaved. it all together. Great read.
Lively and diverse characters face just about every stressor imaginable in a modern African American family and maintain their love, loyalty, humor, and respect for their heritage.
This is an enjoyable book, and fairly easy read. It's only weakness is the predictability of the plot.
Enjoyed the book.
Super P
Very good book. Love the story. Well written book. Waiting for book 3
Good read
So real life. You know people just like the characters in the story. So good, l read the sequel.
It was a page turner and very interesting. I like it very much, However this was not the book I was supposed to be reading for my book club.
However I did recommend it to my club. I enjoyed it.
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