"[An] empathetic portrait of a modern woman wrestling with issues of love, work, and family obligations." --Publishers Weekly
Born into a comfortable Washington, D.C., home, Naomi Jefferson leads a life that is only occasionally marred by racism. As a teenager in the 1960s, her biggest concern centers around virginity. But all that changes when her older brother, Joshua--who seems destined for greatness--is killed in a tragic car accident on his way to a civil rights demonstration. Now the rift between black and white America becomes much too personal, and Naomi embarks on a journey to honor her brother's legacy--and to find herself.
This brilliant new novel, from the bestselling author of Sisters & Lovers, traces three decades in the life of a woman readers will not soon forget, as she searches for love and purpose in a harsh often unforgiving world.
"Contains an infectious hope and optimism."
--Los Angeles Times
About the Author
Connie Briscoe is the author of the national bestsellers Sisters & Lovers. Formerly managing editor of American Annals of the Deaf at Gallaudet University, she has been hearing impaired most of her adult life. She is now at work on her third novel.
Praise for Big Girls Don't Cry…
“[An] empathetic portrait of a modern woman wrestling with issues of love, work, and family obligations.”—Publishers Weekly
“Contains an infectious hope and optimism.”—Los Angeles Times
“Brims with warmth, energy, and a positive message about persistence and loyalty.”—San Francisco Chronicle
From the Paperback edition.