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A Day Late and a Dollar Short

2 Ratings: 3.5
A book by Terry McMillan

Terry McMillan's novels feature chatty, catty narrators who have a story they're just busting to tell you. The dominant voice inA Day Late and a Dollar Shortis Viola Price, whose asthma just sent her to the ICU. And who came to visit? The Jheri Curl-wearing … see full wiki

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Author: Terry McMillan
Publisher: Viking
2 reviews about A Day Late and a Dollar Short
review by . March 27, 2001
I hate to put a "me too" review here but that's what this amounts too. I too think McMillan's latest novel is quite good and one of her best. A Day Late and Dollar Short takes us through the travails of the Price family and they all, including the matriarch of the family, Viola, have flaws. What's endearing about this book is that Viola knows each of her children, her husband, and herself, so well and McMillan does a fine job at building the characters of each member of the family that by the end …
review by . March 05, 2001
Terry McMillan's long awaited novel is a page-turner indicative of her style of writing. Her fans will not be disappointed.Viola Price is the matriarch of the Price family. She finds her self on the verge of her fiffy-fifth birthday separated from Cecil, her husband of thirty-eight years who is courting a woman young enough to be his daughter, and worrying about her four grown children.Paris, the overachieving, wealthy oldest child, can't find a man and won't admit she is lonely and a fat bank account …
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