Imagen del editor

On Our Way to Beautiful: A Family Memoir

Young, Yolanda

Editorial: Villard, US, 2002
ISBN 10: 0375504931 / ISBN 13: 9780375504938
Usado / Hardcover / Cantidad: 1
Librería: Robinson Street Books, IOBA (Binghamton, NY, Estados Unidos de America)
Disponible en otras librerías
Ver todos  los ejemplares de este libro
Añadir al carrito
Precio: EUR 12,12
Convertir moneda
Gastos de envío: EUR 4,13
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Guardar para más tarde

Sobre el libro

Detalles bibliográficos

Título: On Our Way to Beautiful: A Family Memoir

Editorial: Villard, US

Año de publicación: 2002

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro: Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Dust Jacket Included

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition


0375504931 Fine in Fine dust jacket. First edition. Signed by the author. * Quality, Value, Experience. N° de ref. de la librería BING365HHH6108

Sobre este título:

Valoración del libro brindada por GoodReads:
3,7 valoración promedio
(33 valoraciones)

Sinopsis: In this warm and heartfelt memoir reminiscent of Having Our Say by Sarah and A. Elizabeth Delaney and All Over but the Shoutin? by Rick Bragg, Yolanda Young unfolds stories of innocence and experience, wisdom and redemption, tragedy and deliverance: the strong lessons on which her life and her faith are based.

Yolanda Young grew up in the rambunctious but God-fearing town of Shreveport, Louisiana, where people prayed as hard as they gambled and loved as hard as they fought. It is a little city that wobbles between extremes, where juke joints squat next to churches, and betting slips compete with offering envelopes. The unpaved streets of Yolanda?s neighborhood were lined with shotgun shacks, but lack of money didn?t stop her family and community from teaching bedrock values.

In stories laced with Southern humor and spiritual enlightenment, Yolanda introduces us to a host of unforgettable characters, such as her great-grandmother Big Momma, whose favorite words, ?Now let?s wend,? signal the beginning of an adventure, and her grandmother Honey-moon, famous for bone-crushing hugs. And then there is her next-door neighbor Mrs. Leviston, who tells young Yolanda that she gave up being surprised at things for her eightieth birthday: ?I figured I was getting too old to be shocked. I might give myself a heart attack.? But even tales of great distress turn into an opportunity for grace: Though Yolanda sees her father shoot her mother, mother and daughter survive and grow stronger, rejoicing together.

Bracing, funny, and always uplifting, On Our Way to Beautiful shows us that hope can burst forth from despair and trials can be turned into triumph.

Contraportada: ?I have come to understand the many levels of beauty, the core which for me is home, where my family nurtured the beauty in me the way Big Momma cherished her flowers. . . . She knew that our family had already planted the seeds?of mistakes, triumphs, and, most important, love. So she could see the hope in a little girl?s smile and know that with her wise ministration it would endure through the seasons ahead.?
?from On Our Way to Beautiful

Advance praise for On Our Way to Beautiful

?Every flat-chested, straight-legged, awkward young girl knows the pains and hardships encountered in On Our Way to Beautiful. Thank you, Yolanda Young, for putting into words what most girls feel in their hearts.?
?Iyanla Vanzant

?Yolanda Young has written an eloquent, soul-searching account of her coming-of-age. Follow her as she moves inside what is ?beautiful? for a closer look, and read this book for its poetry and promise, its humor and haunts, its spirit and song, its spiritual journey from Genesis to Yolanda.?
?Dolores Kendrick, poet laureate, District of Columbia

?On Our Way to Beautiful offers a view of life that is broad and deep, a splendid mixture of sorrow and joy. Yolanda Young is a gifted writer who shares, with a great power and pathos, the experiences that have made her the gift from God that she is.?
?Dr. H. Beecher Hicks, Jr., senior minister, Metropolitan Baptist Church, Washington, D.C.

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Librería y condiciones de venta

Opciones de pago

Esta librería acepta las siguientes opciones de pago:

  • American Express
  • Carte Bleue
  • Dinero en Efectivo
  • Giro Postal
  • MasterCard
  • PayPal
  • Visa

[Buscar en el catálogo de esta librería]

[Todos los libros de esta librería]

[Hacer una pregunta a la librería]

Librería: Robinson Street Books, IOBA
Dirección: Binghamton, NY, Estados Unidos de America

Librería en AbeBooks desde: 31 de diciembre de 1996
Valoración librería: Valoración 5 estrellas

Honoris LibrariusHonoris Librarius
Miembro desde 1996

Condiciones de venta:

Robinson Street Books, 184 Robinson Street, Binghamton, NY 13904
Email: Phone: 607-217-4328 Within USA: 800-
572-4416 Contact: Rhett Moran

All books are guaranteed to be as described. Books are returnable within 2
weeks. Please notify us before returning a book. All items are offered
otherwise, may be returned by original purchaser, for full refund without
time limit. We accept ALL MAJOR CRE...

[Más información]

Condiciones de envío:

Shipping: Media Mail Shipping: $4.49 first book, $1.00 each other. Priority
$7.50 first book $3.00 each other. Some books and sets added postage required.

Descripción de la librería: Our offices and warehouse are located in Binghamton NY. All of our available books are on-line. We are not open to the public. Local buyers may make appointment to pick up items at our warehouse.