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by Daniel Black

  • Author: Daniel Black
  • ISBN: 1250013615
  • ISBN13: 978-1250013613
  • ePub: 1637 kb | FB2: 1464 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: United States
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; First edition (December 24, 2012)
  • Pages: 352
  • Rating: 4.4/5
  • Votes: 388
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Twelve Gates to the City: A Novel (Tommy Lee Tyson) ePub download

The first time I read a Daniel Black novel was in May 2010,Perfect Peace, and was blown away by the original .

The first time I read a Daniel Black novel was in May 2010,Perfect Peace, and was blown away by the original story line and the characters that felt like people I know, so much so that I ran out and bought copies for my family and friends so we could discuss. Immediately I purchased his other work and found that They Tell Me of A Home was one of the most touching books I had read. Twelve Gates To The City" is an outstanding continuation of TL's story as well as the other characters in the book.

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Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Twelve Gates to the City: A Novel (Tommy Lee Tyson Book 2. The first time I read a Daniel Black novel was in May 2010,Perfect Peace, and was blown away by the original story line and the characters that felt like people I know, so much so that I ran out and bought copies for my family and friends so we could discuss.

The first time I read a Daniel Black novel was in May 2010,Perfect Peace, and was blown away by the original .

A novel of self-discovery, family bonds and the healing of one small southern townTwelve Gates to the City is the much-anticipated sequel to Black's acclaimed debut, They Tell Me of a Home

A novel of self-discovery, family bonds and the healing of one small southern townTwelve Gates to the City is the much-anticipated sequel to Black's acclaimed debut, They Tell Me of a Home. In this novel, Sister assumes the voice of the narrator, speaking from the spirit realm, telling her brother TL things he could have never known about their family. She constructs the story as a series of spiritual revelations, exposing to readers both who she was in the years of TL's absence and how every event in his life was an orchestration for his return

One day, when I was about twelve, my cousin Darrell and I sneaked behind . I had received a P.

One day, when I was about twelve, my cousin Darrell and I sneaked behind Uncle James Earl’s old house and prepared to steal some of those juicy peaches. in black studies a month earlier and felt compelled to return to the place of my origin. Exactly why I didn’t know, but for some reason I felt the need to go home. My heart, or my head, had begun to twist, to beg for familial clarity, in the last several years, and maybe, I hoped, Swamp Creek could help.

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I'm a Daniel Black fan but this book tried to do too much and was all over the place for me. I kept reading because I wanted to find out what happened to Sister. once I did unfortunately I lost interest in the rest of the book. I will still read another book by Black as long as its not a sequel. Tommy Lee), having returned to Swamp Creek after attempting to leave post attending Ms. Swinton's (his birth mother's) funeral. is at war with himself because he doesn't want to return to the slow, uneventful, life in Swamp Creek, however, something is pulling him back.

In Black's thoughtful debut about return to and reconciliation with one's roots, Tommy Lee ". Tyson comes home to rural Swamp Creek, Ar. after a 10-year absence.

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Sista Talk Book Club was founded on June 9, 2004 in Atlanta, G. They Tell Me of a Home: A Novel. y-Dani./ref sr 1 . both by Daniel Black. d protagonist Tommy Lee Tyson steps off the Greyhound bus in his hometown of Swamp Creek, Arkansas-a place he left when he was eighteen, vowing never to return.

A novel of self-discovery, family bonds and the healing of one small southern townTwelve Gates to the City is the much-anticipated sequel to Black's acclaimed debut, They Tell Me of a Home. In this novel, Sister assumes the voice of the narrator, speaking from the spirit realm, telling her brother TL things he could have never known about their family. She constructs the story as a series of spiritual revelations, exposing to readers both who she was in the years of TL's absence and how every event in his life was an orchestration for his return.

TL in the meantime is back in Swamp Creek, to stay this time, but he's still haunted by his sister's death. His decision to become the Schoolmaster is the only thing he's sure about, and his impact upon the students becomes palpable. But he still doesn't know what happened to Sister. As he searches for ultimate truth, he discovers the secrets and beauty of Swamp Creek.

Twelve Gates to the City is a novel about spiritual revelation, and communal healing, ushered in by one who finally realizes that his gifts were bestowed upon him, not for his own glory, but for the transformation of his people.

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I started reading "They Tell Me Of A Home" on Saturday and finished it on Tuesday. It was such an wonderful book I ordered "Twelve Gates To The City" on Tuesday and finished it today (Thursday). "Twelve Gates To The City" is an outstanding continuation of TL's story as well as the other characters in the book. I can only wish to be able to go to the Meeting Tree and listen to the stories told by Mr. Somebody and Mr. Blue. They are the stories I grew up listening to containing words of wisdom while eliciting such fun and laughter. Today I am ordering "Perfect Peace" I really need extended time with the inhabitants of Swamp Creek and to know more about the inhabitants of Black Haven. I don't have a doubt that I will read each of these books over and over again through the years.
Hallolan
The first time I read a Daniel Black novel was in May 2010,Perfect Peace, and was blown away by the original story line and the characters that felt like people I know, so much so that I ran out and bought copies for my family and friends so we could discuss. Immediately I purchased his other work and found that They Tell Me of A Home was one of the most touching books I had read. To place the icing on the cake, I met Mr. Black at a literary function and was amazed by his kindness, eloquence and humor and more than thrilled to know he was writing the follow up to They Tell Me of A Home.

It took more than a year to get my hands on Twelve Gates to The City and I must say I was not disappointed. I read the book slowly, savoring every word because I did not want to miss anything. I was entranced from the start and loved the way the story was told from the viewpoint of Dr. Tommy Lee Tyson, better known as T.L. and his Sister, who had died, quite mysteriously.

T.L. has returned to Swamp Creek Arkansas after ten years away and has earned a PHD, he is now in the small town and planning to teach at the local elementary school. Though, this is not what he planned, he knows it is what he must do to survive. He is also interested in finding out how his beloved sister died. What he does not anticipate is how much he will learn and how it will transform his life and the lives of those close to him.

I love the way Mr. Black slowly exposes us to the relationships, the painful one between a mother and son, the renewing one between a teacher and student and more importantly the two selves at war within T.L. He does not try to give us tidy answers, but allows us to see the whole person and their struggles and demons.

There are also elements of religious mysticism that takes this book to an entirely different level. I cannot say enough about this novel or the excellence of the story telling of Daniel Black. What I can say is that at a time when we are hungering for great literature, Mr. Black has decided to feed us and I thank him, and recommend Twelve Gates to The City to all who read.

Angelia Vernon Menchan
Agarus
I am so thankful! Thankful to Daniel Black for giving a voice to southern/rural black folk....cause country AIN'T crazy! This book does so many things one of which is call me out on my self- absorbed ways. It speaks to my soul and my consciousness and brings greater awareness to my thoughts and actions. I am thankful to Dr. Black and God for this gift!

I read Twelve Gates this weekend (started Friday after work and finish early Sunday morning). I am still in that place of reflection and contemplation. This book is so much more than a mere story book.......it is history, philosophy, African-American studies, self-help, religion, new age spirituality (which ain't hardly new).......wrapped in the package of a novel! This book called me out on my "ish" and makes me want to be the person God put me here to be.

"Twelve Gates to the City" picks up where "They Tell Me of a Home" left off. Only this time we get to see the characters from a slightly different perspective. We get to see who they are from their vantage point not just that of TL's. We get to see what perfect love looks like when coming from imperfect people.

This book is heavy with spirituality, Black southern traditions, and the importance of family and community. The characters are so real and vibrant you feel as though they are long-lost friends....or the strange family members you sometimes want to deny (you'll get that after you read the book).

PLEASE read this book! It has the potential to change your life.......or at least change how you view your life.
Kagrel
"I truly enjoy Daniel Black's writing. He is a very passionate writer. I have read "They Tell Me Of A Home" which I rated 5 stars. I await the next book by Mr. Black to see how the life of Tommy Lee Tyson, his family, and lives of the people of Swamp Creek, Arkansas develop and unfold. Mr. Black's skillful blend of pain and suffering,joy and love,humor and out loud laughter, for me makes reading his books so wonderful. When you finish his books you will put them on a shelf and you will say to yourself "I would like to have known or have met Tommy Lee and the people of Swamp Creek.
Washington
This book had me on the edge of my seat! It had so many twist and turns, funny and sad moments. It definitely a page turner. I loved anything about "Twelve Gates to the City! Made me think about my mother and father and sister living in The City.
Majin
I really enjoyed this book from the beginning to the end. It was not your typical Black history story. I laughed out loud and teared up a time or two. Great Read
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