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Women's Fiction
  • Author:
    Virginia DeBerry,Donna Grant
  • ISBN:
    1416564209
  • ISBN13:
    978-1416564201
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  • Publisher:
    Touchstone (January 6, 2009)
  • Pages:
    304 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Women's Fiction
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  • Rating:
    4.6
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DeBerry and Grant's novel & Doesn't Kill You' is an interesting narrative of how a single mother navigates through life's constant of ups and downs. It is a beautifully woven novel by two perceptive authors who had a clear vision of the constancy of this mother's struggles.

DeBerry and Grant's novel & Doesn't Kill You' is an interesting narrative of how a single mother navigates through life's constant of ups and downs. They also appeared to have a good handle on the hardships and challenges of a divorced mother who is left with making ends meet and with raising a small child with no support from her deadbeat, would-be songwriter ex-husband.

What Doesn't Kill You - Virginia Deberry. 17. all you can do is mop up the aftermath, dump it in a giant personal hazmat container and move on. I shoulda known better

What Doesn't Kill You - Virginia Deberry. I shoulda known better. But I guess life would be boring if we had all the answers. The last thing I needed was a big, sloppy orchid planted over my double Ds. Why do you think I wear this minimizer harness? But Amber just about had an ing-bing at the florist’s-you know, one of those fits like she used to pitch when she was two and she didn’t approve of my day-care wardrobe selection.

Virginia DeBerry, Donna Grant. In this book we are first introduced to the main character Tee the morning after her daughter's wedding in the bed of the best man. She has paid a lot for the wedding and we find out at the end of the.

What Doesn't Kill You book. What Doesn’t Kill You is a superior read. Writing duo, Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant, distribute a well-written novel with a smooth tempo. Fans will be spellbound by Tee, a stubborn person, whose life has hit a hard snag. While planning her daughter’s wedding, Tee learns that her services are no longer desired at Markson & Daughter, a company that she regarded as more than a place of work. Before the ink can dry on all of the checks she’s written, Tee’s outrage on being let go Life Cycle.

What Doesn't Kill You has defi nitely made me stronger! I love this book!" - -Sybil Wilkes, Tom Joyner Morning Show. Tee Hodges is the main character in What Doesn't Kill You: A Novel by authors Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant

What Doesn't Kill You has defi nitely made me stronger! I love this book!" - -Sybil Wilkes, Tom Joyner Morning Show. Tee Hodges is the main character in What Doesn't Kill You: A Novel by authors Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant. Tee's life spirals downward after she is let go from the job that she helped build. From there a series of humbling misfortunes causes Tee to realize who has always had her back.

Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant. Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant are American authors who co-wrote several books between 1990 and 2010. When publication of Maxima ceased, they tried writing a book together.

What Doesn't Kill You. A Novel. By Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant. This reading group guide includes discussion questions, ideas for enhancing your book club, and a Q&A with authors Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant. We hope that these ideas will enrich your conversation and increase your enjoyment of the book.

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What doesn’t kill you: a novel, by Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant. p. cm. A Touchstone Book. But now we’re back to shoulda, and that woulda killed me for sure. 1. African American women-Fiction. 2. African Americans-Fiction. Anyway, my problems started the next day when I woke up, and shoulda, coulda and woulda did not stop the train wreck in my head, or keep the elephant from tap dancing across my aching body. I mean, I’d probably had more to drink in one night than I had consumed in the last decade.

Finding her carefully controlled life spinning out of control when she is laid off from her high-level job, independent divorcée Tee participates in a scandalous one-night stand, discovers that she is on the brink of bankruptcy, and makes a determined choice to invest in herself. By the authors of Gotta Keep on Tryin'. 60,000 first printing.

Keel
whew, i love these ladies, but this main character made one thoughtless decision after another...the way her life began, indicated that she'd make mistakes like the rest of us, learn from them and recover. but this lady dug a hole, so she could dig a hole, so she could fall in the hole. dang,this story wore me out. if it could go wrong it did. but, i gave it four stars,because you can use it as a sneak teaching tool. "in one novel, every (well, not every) pitfall imaginable was covered. "falling into" marriage, motherhood, materialism, divorce, debt, taxes, unemployment, the wrong arms, lousy friends. who has an adj. rate mort.? i could go on and on. if you can take tons of misfortune and mindlessness, if you know a young person who won't hear reason or logic, if you have a strong stomach, get this book.

addendum(sp): april 11, 2013. after i read this novel, i allowed my god-daughter to read it. she loved it. she's young enough to be confronted w many of the circumstances facing the main character. many, she hadn't considered, bc theyve not come up. sometimes, young people have a tough time hearing or even believing that you can relate to their issues. they may not say it, but they see you as too old to "get it". sometimes, i just hand them a contemporary novel, where fictitious characters wade through the perils of life. somehow they can see/hear those situations clearly.
deberry and grant wrote about real issues confronting any woman. they did, it so that you could relate and crack up laughing at the same time. i found it ironic that my god child could see clearly the perils of the main character's faulty decisions. deberry/grant can save you some lecture time. i repeat: if it could happen and could go wrong, it happened to this character. but she also learned from her errors and worked to correct and recover from her mistakes. good writing/good story. it wore me out (maybe 'cause i'm old), but the god-kid thoroughly enjoyed it.
Uris
DeBerry and Grant's novel `What Doesn't Kill You' is an interesting narrative of how a single mother navigates through life's constant of ups and downs. It is a beautifully woven novel by two perceptive authors who had a clear vision of the constancy of this mother's struggles. They also appeared to have a good handle on the hardships and challenges of a divorced mother who is left with making ends meet and with raising a small child with no support from her deadbeat, would-be songwriter ex-husband.
Tee, born in an era of change, learns how to adjust to, and possibly escape from, life's punishing woes. She makes every attempt to be a good mother to her daughter, Amber, and to control her independence after her divorce by being opinionated, straight-talking, and witty. Nonetheless, at times, she fails miserably and finds herself succumbing to those behaviors which are outside of her character.
In some of Tee's missteps, however, you are left with asking the question 'WHY'. Why did Tee, who was doing so well it seems, surrender to the temptation and wakes up the next morning to learn that she had slept with the best man at her daughter's wedding? Was it overindulging in the champagne or was Tee too busy to find a man to call her own and was just lonely? Some behaviors are just simply crossing the line.
This novel follows Tee throughout her journey through life. It shows vividly her indecisiveness and her denial. It painstakingly points out her series of financial mistakes and miscalculations. But, at the end, it brilliantly shows when Tee's light began to shine and she wakes up to face reality.
Now, she realized that instead of wandering aimlessly through life, she must start investing in herself. And the fact that she could eventually become a grandmother brought her carefree life to a sobering end.
FEISKO
Tee Hodges is the main character in What Doesn't Kill You: A Novel by authors Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant. Tee's life spirals downward after she is let go from the job that she helped build. From there a series of humbling misfortunes causes Tee to realize who has always had her back. This story is so realistic with its trials and tribulations that you wonder if Tee could overcome all the obstacles that she endured. A line from book states, "We start where we start, and some people get a head start, but that doesn't mean that they will always finish first." This holds true in this novel and our lives as well.
Thetahuginn
This book was a great read. It was very relatable because it touched on things that are happening to people on some degree daily. Walking away from a home or downsizing because you can no longer afford your dream home. Settling for an imperfect relationship out of fear. Another thing is living beyond your means or simply not being fully prepared for hiccups in your financial future. How many of us have robbed Peter to pay Paul or used our plastic as if it was a source of income? I enjoyed experiencing going on Thomasina's journey with her. It is so true. "What Doesn't Kill You" will most definitely make you stronger or at least wiser.
Nicearad
Although extremely wordy, I was committed to the unraveling of Thomasina Hodges' world and hanging on to the hopes of situations improving! The two authors did a great job painting a vivid portrayal of relatable characters, real life situations and unfortunate circumstances. Through Thomasina's journey of misfortune, mistakes, pride and self reflection...I found myself giving thanks for my blessings. By the end of the read, I found myself FULL ON CHEERING FOR THE GROWTH AND REWARD OF DETERMINATION!

Most definitely appropriately titled and I loved the seamless writing between the two authors.

EyeCU Approved!
Mejora
This read was quite the downer but very well put into words. I think the author attacked what are very sensitive subjects for a lot of people in this economy. I enjoyed the book although the chapters were quite wordy and lengthy. As it went on I understood that to tell a story as such some length was required. Overall I enjoyed the read but wish I could have read the end first. Woo this author is one to watch. Real life stories.

EyeCU approved!!