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Crossing the line
Castoro, Laura.
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New York : Berkeley ; London : Turnaround, 2002.
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336 pages ; 18 cm
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Not so long ago, she had the perfect marriage - to a white man - and for once, her light skin and eyes didn't make her feel so out of place. But since her husband's death, Thea's not sure what to feel. With friends, family and a blue-eyed daughter pulling her in opposite directions, she heads home to reconnect with her roots. When she unexpectedly runs into her first love, a prominent black minister, she realises that the vibe is still alive, and crossing the line of her family and friends' expectations, she comes face-to-face with a past that isn't all behind her...

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After years of marriage to her white college sweetheart, Thea Morgan, an African American so light that she is often taken for white, suddenly finds herself a widow, complete with a rebellious teenage daughter, a high-powered career to manage, and a host of demands from in-laws, family, and friends. And then her charismatic first love, a Seventies African American radical- turned-cleric, walks back into her life and turns her world upside down. Realistic, hard-hitting, yet wonderfully romantic, this sensitively written novel offers an insightful look at perceptions, taking ownership of one's heritage, and "being who you are." It will appeal across cultural lines to a wide variety of romance and women's fiction readers; fans of Sandra Kitt might be particularly interested. Castoro, herself a light-skinned African American, has written a number of books as Laura Parker and lives in Dallas. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.