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Black girls must die exhausted : a novel / Jayne Allen.

Allen, Jayne, 1978- (author.).


"After learning she might not be able to have children, thirty-three-year-old Tabitha Walker, a black woman planning to "have it all," watches her dreams dissolve and must rely on her two best friends to get through." --
"The first novel in a captivating three-book series about modern womanhood, in which a young Black woman must rely on courage, laughter, and love-and the support of her two longtime friends-to overcome an unexpected setback that threatens the most precious thing she's ever wanted. Tabitha Walker is a black woman with a plan to "have it all." At 33 years old, the checklist for the life of her dreams is well underway. Education? Check. Good job? Check. Down payment for a nice house? Check. Dating marriage material? Check, check, and check. With a coveted position as a local news reporter, a "paper-perfect" boyfriend, and even a standing Saturday morning appointment with a reliable hairstylist, everything seems to be falling into place. Then Tabby receives an unexpected diagnosis that brings her picture-perfect life crashing down, jeopardizing the keystone she took for granted: having children. With her dreams at risk of falling through the cracks of her checklist, suddenly she is faced with an impossible choice between her career, her dream home, and a family of her own. With the help of her best friends, the irreverent and headstrong Laila and Alexis, the mom jeans-wearing former "Sexy Lexi," and the generational wisdom of her grandmother and the nonagenarian firebrand Ms. Gretchen, Tabby explores the reaches of modern medicine and tests the limits of her relationships, hoping to salvage the future she always dreamed of. But the fight is all consuming, demanding a steep price that forces an honest reckoning for nearly everyone in her life. As Tabby soon learns, her grandmother's age-old adage just might still be true: Black girls must die exhausted." --

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  • ISBN: 9780063142992
  • ISBN: 0063142996
  • ISBN: 9780063137905
  • ISBN: 0063137909
  • Physical Description: vii, 353 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published in 2018 by Quality Black Books."--Title page verso.
Subject: African American women > Fiction.
African American women journalists > Fiction.
Female friendship > Fiction.
Infertility > Fiction.
African American women.
African American women journalists.
Female friendship.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Domestic fiction.

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  • 10 of 10 copies available at Westchester Library System.


  • 1 current hold with 10 total copies.
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