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Gotta keep on tryin' a novel

by DeBerry, Virginia.

Format: Book on CD 2007
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Wilkinsburg Public Library Audiovisual ACD FIC DEB
Location  Wilkinsburg Public Library
Collection  Audiovisual
Call Number  ACD FIC DEB
Gayle Saunders and Patricia Reid have been lifelong friends, as close as sisters. When they were teens their dreams led them down separate paths and away from each other. But they reunited as adults, drawn back together by a bond of friendship that stood the test of time. Now Pat and Gayle co-own the Ell & Me Company, a business they founded based on a character Gayle created years ago for her daughter. Things are going well, but real-life dramas ensue as each must face issues from the past in order to protect the future. Pat and Marcus look like the perfect twenty-first-century couple - smart, talented, each at the helm of a high-profile enterprise and at the top of their game. But behind closed doors their marriage is challenged by the stresses of a two-entrepreneur household. Will their professional pursuits leave them time for each other and a family, or carry them into the arms of others? Will a paternity claim prove to be too much of an obstacle to overcome? Gayle faces her own family drama and struggles to maintain control of her life. Despite dating other men, has she ever really gotten over her ex-husband, Ramsey, the gambler who left her and their daughter, Vanessa, in financial ruin? Gayle bends over backward to provide a stable, comfortable home for Vanessa, and support her dream of becoming a dancer. And Vanessa, a rebellious and hurtful teen, seems just as devoted to making Gayle pay for every mistake she has ever made. And what ever happened to Ramsey? In Gotta Keep on Tryin', Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant bring us heroines who remind you, for better and worse, of women everywhere - women who know that true friendship keeps us grounded. And when things get rough the bond between women can be stronger than any trials we face.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Patricia Reid and Gayle Saunders, the two African-American women who overcame personal and profession obstacles through hard work and enduring friendship in Tryin' to Sleep in the Bed You Made (1997), return for a sequel guaranteed to tug at readers' heartstrings. Once homeless and now raising her daughter, Vanessa, alone, Gayle is the creative force behind the Ell Crawford phenomenon that began with children's books and is about to launch into toy merchandising. Gayle's best friend and business partner, Pat, brings savvy to their business, being the practical one since kindergarten, where they met. While Gayle deals with a rebellious teenager, self-doubt and bulimia, Pat turns to a sympathetic colleague for affection as husband Marcus is distracted by a manipulative 16-year-old named Tiffani Alexander, who claims to be the progeny of a long-ago fling. Meanwhile, Vanessa moves in with her troublesome boyfriend. Success and problems the friends (temporarily) can't bring themselves to talk about threaten to pull Gayle and Pat apart. The authors, themselves longtime friends, take on with gusto the pitfalls of modern life, friendships and entrepreneurship. Women especially will enjoy spending time with Pat and Gayle. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Brilliance Audio on compact disc.
Subjects African American women -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Women-owned business enterprises -- Fiction.
Life change events -- Fiction.
Publisher Grand Haven, Mich. :Brilliance Audio,2007
Edition Unabridged.
Other Titles Gotta keep on trying
Got to keep on trying
Contributors Grant, Donna.
Brilliance Audio (Firm)
Participants/Performers Read by the authors.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Description 9 audio discs (10 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 1423349768
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