The Future Has a Past: Stories

The Future Has a Past: Stories J. California Cooper
  • Title: The Future Has a Past: Stories
  • Author: J. California Cooper
  • ISBN: 9780385496810
  • Page: 191
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Future Has a Past: Stories J. California Cooper The Future Has a Past Stories From the beloved author of Family and A Piece of Mine comes a dazzling new collection of stories featuring ordinary women who discover that love sometimes comes when you least expect it Vinnie is an o
    From the beloved author of Family and A Piece of Mine comes a dazzling new collection of stories featuring ordinary women who discover that love sometimes comes when you least expect it.Vinnie is an overworked and self sacrificing single mother who gets a second chance at love and independence, in The Eagle Flies In A Shooting Star a happily married mother of two lameFrom the beloved author of Family and A Piece of Mine comes a dazzling new collection of stories featuring ordinary women who discover that love sometimes comes when you least expect it.Vinnie is an overworked and self sacrificing single mother who gets a second chance at love and independence, in The Eagle Flies In A Shooting Star a happily married mother of two laments the fate of her beautiful friend Lorene, whose naivete about desire has deadly consequences In A Filet of Soul, Luella s luck soon changes when her mother leaves her a modest inheritance, but not as soon as she initially imagines And in The Lost and Found, Irene confronts her womanizing boyfriend with the one piece of information that will bring him to his knees Bursting with earthy wisdom and humor, these warmly engaging tales are a testament to Cooper s gifts as a storyteller.
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    About J. California Cooper


    1. J California Cooper first found acclaim as a playwright The author of seventeen plays, she was named Black Playwright of the Year in 1978 It was through her work in the theater that she caught the attention of acclaimed poet and novelist Alice Walker Encouraged by Walker to turn her popular storytelling skills to fiction, Cooper wrote her first collection of short stories, A Piece of Mine, in 1984 Called rich in wisdom and insight and a book that s worth reading, A Piece of Mine introduced Cooper s trademark style her intimate and energetic narration, sympathetic yet sometimes troubled characters, and the profound moral messages that underlie seemingly simple stories Two story collections followed on the heels of A Piece of Mine In 1986 came Homemade Love, winner of an American Book Award, and, in 1987, Some Soul to Keep.


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    1. The only two stories I liked was the first and the last one In the first story A shooting Star narrated by a woman name Maisha is deeply disturbed by her friend Lorene who looks for love in the wrong places Daily she expresses to her how she craves affection from strangers that do not care to start a relationship with her While Maisha is convinced that she is simply using her body for pleasures, Lorene feels that she is not ready to settle down for a relationship Thinking to herself that marriag [...]

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    2. The Future has a Past by J California is a novella comprised of four different stories, each with their own morality themed lesson given at the end Each story tackles serious themes that unveils themselves from serious consequences love and actions.The Future has a Past is a really good book with a serious undertone of consequence with each of the four different stories that it tells It is emotional and engaging However, each story is told in a slightly similar fashion conflict is introduced cha [...]

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    3. Love and miss J California CooperI always love reading J.California Cooper books, her books always had a nice, spiritual meaning to them She tells it like it is Her books will always be on my read list She will be missed RIP

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    4. Each and every story in this novel of short stories has in some way spoke to me through the things I have experienced in my life I would recommend this book to anyone who likes or loves reading short stories that will have you laughing, crying and cheering on the characters in the stories.

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    5. Once you read one J California Cooper book you desperately want to read them all one setting Her stories are made of a comforting blend of love, lessons, and a touch of sadness.

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    6. It s been quite awhile since a read a J California Cooper book I am not sure how I forgot her moral standing These stories show a part of normal life that doesn t get as much visibility as it should while also proving moral guidance, which now for me seems heavy handed Still this is a good read.

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    7. I love the simple,straight forward storyteller style of these stories Cooper s narrators tell it like it is with an open and honest voice The style is simple, but the stories are complex and compelling.

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    8. It s Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Maya Angelou and all the greats wrapped in one author who has her own simple way of explaining complex life situations.

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    9. I enjoy her voice, she is simple and yet has a teaching valuable lessons grandmotherly vibe that you can t deny Wise, loving, warm and sometime down right raunchy lol She is always a hit.

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    10. A joy to read this Love story, Of passionate souls willing to grasp at their destiny Love comes when you least expect it, is what I ve taken away from this read.

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    11. Basically the same story told four times but it was such a fast read and light while having meaning and a point that I liked it.

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    12. LOVE this writer How did I not know of her work Her stories are about looking for love and are well, lovely.

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    13. The Future Has A Past What a great start The metaphoric Author s Note As we build our futures from a bit of yesterday s tomorrows and tomorrow s todays, what does it look like Will it be of solid foundation Will we have a window Will the view be what we want to see when we look out The Shooting StarGod knows anybody with a brain doesn t want to be seen as a walking vagina.A Filet of SoulWhat the beauty of African American folklore is about Well woven characters, Mattie, Corrine, Luella, Silki, S [...]

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    14. I really enjoyed this book It s amazing to read a book in the language that you actually speak, and that is what I enjoyed the most There were many stories about life s important lessons.

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    15. So good, if she writes it, I read it No questions.

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    16. One of my favorite books from Ms Cooper.

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    17. It s J California Cooper You can t go wrong

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    18. Long time J California Cooper fan Great book

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    19. I love what ever J California cooper writes.

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    20. Ms Cooper knows how to keep you entertained while still giving you plenty to think about

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