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Tumbling

By: Diane Mckinney-whetstone

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Touchstone: October 1999

Seller ID: 128713

ISBN: 0684837242

Condition: Used - Good


Diane McKinney-Whetstone's lyrical first novel, "Tumbling," vividly captures a tightly knit African-American neighborhood in South Philadelphia during the forties and fifties. Its central characters, Herbie and Noon, are a loving but unconventional couple whose marriage remains unconsummated for many years as Noon struggles to repossess her sexuality after a brutal attack in her past. While she seeks salvation in the church, Herbie gains sexual gratification in the arms of a bewitching jazz singer named Ethel, a woman who profoundly affects both Noon's and Herbie's lives when she leaves with t... View more info

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Tumbling

By: Diane Mckinney-whetstone

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Touchstone: October 1999

Seller ID: 41501

ISBN: 0684837242

Condition: Used - Very Good


Diane McKinney-Whetstone's lyrical first novel, "Tumbling," vividly captures a tightly knit African-American neighborhood in South Philadelphia during the forties and fifties. Its central characters, Herbie and Noon, are a loving but unconventional couple whose marriage remains unconsummated for many years as Noon struggles to repossess her sexuality after a brutal attack in her past. While she seeks salvation in the church, Herbie gains sexual gratification in the arms of a bewitching jazz singer named Ethel, a woman who profoundly affects both Noon's and Herbie's lives when she leaves with t... View more info

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Leaving Cecil Street

By: DIANE MCKINNEY-WHETSTONE

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Harpercollins: April 2004

Seller ID: 45423

ISBN: 0688163858

Condition: Used - Good


. . . though the block had long ago made the transition from white to colored to Negro to Black Is Beautiful, the city still provided street cleaning . . . when the children took to the outside and there was the familiar smack, smack of the double-Dutch rope. The sound was a predictable comfort. Like the sounds of the Corner Boys, a mildly delinquent lot consumed with pilfering Kool cigarettes or the feel of a virgin girl's behind. . . . As she did in her previous novels Tumbling and Blues Dancing, Diane McKinney-Whetstone once again masterfully renders time and place, character and emot... View more info

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Blues Dancing: A Novel

By: Diane McKinney-Whetstone

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Harper Perennial: November 2000

Seller ID: 88320

ISBN: 0688177891

Condition: Used - Good


For the last twenty years, the beautiful Verdi Mae has led a comfortable life with Rowe, the conservative professor who rescued her from addiction when she was an undergrad. But her world is about to shift when the smell of butter lingers in the air and Johnson -- the boy from the back streets of Philadelphia who pulled her into the fire of passion and all the shadows cast from it -- returns to town. In "this story of self-discovery that moves seamlessly between the early 1970s and early 1990s" (Publishers Weekly starred review), acclaimed writer Diane McKinney-Whetstone takes readers into ... View more info