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While Sweet Summer is infused with experiences unique to African-American culture. I wish I had known Bebe Moore Campbell. By the time I knew of the family connection, she had left this earth.

While Sweet Summer is infused with experiences unique to African-American culture. I believe she is entertaining the angels with her stories. I read parts of the book to my granddaughter's fifth grade class. The teacher asked me where she could find it, so I bought one for her. She told my granddaughter that she enjoyed it immensely.

This acclaimed memoir by Bebe Moore Campbell, the bestselling author of Brothers and Sisters and Singing in the Comeback Choir, recalls the sweet summers spent with her father-an extraordinary man of dreams and inspiration-in the American South of the 1960s. Fearlessly unveils the pain of loss and the ecstasy of love.

While Sweet Summer is infused with experiences unique to African-American culture, it speaks to the universals of. .Bebe Moore Campbell, who suffered an untimely death from brain cancer in 2005, was from my same generation.

While Sweet Summer is infused with experiences unique to African-American culture, it speaks to the universals of human experience. -The Philadelphia Inquirer Written with the narrative force of fiction and the lyrical motion of poetry, SWEET SUMMER is Bebe Moore Campbell's elegy to her extraordinary father. Bebe Moore Campbell, who suffered an untimely death from brain cancer in 2005, was from my same generation Читать весь отзыв.

Bebe Moore Campbell, who suffered an untimely death from brain cancer in 2005, was from my same generation. Thus in reading her heart-warming memoir, I found that many of her memories of growing up were similar to mine. This made the book very fun for me to read. She also had an engaging way of writing that combined both humor and poetic qualities. She seemed like someone with whom I could have been good friends. She was born in 1950 in Philadelphia. Her father, George Moore, was involved in a car crash that left him a paraplegic when Bebe was just ten months old. Soon thereafter, her parents.

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Moore Campbelll, her father's wonderful greeting. This is a great book, easily read and thought provoking content. Though I'm a man and grew up with both of my parents, Ms. Campbell was able to relate to me in her writing. It's clear, real, and a joy to read

Moore Campbelll, her father's wonderful greeting. It's clear, real, and a joy to read. In fact, I like all Ms. Campbell's books and can't wait for the next one. Hurry up, Bebe.

Bebe Moore Campbell (born Elizabeth Bebe Moore; February 18, 1950 – November 27, 2006), was an American author, journalist and teacher. Sweet Summer: Growing Up with and without My Dad (1989). Campbell was the author of three New York Times bestsellers: Brothers and Sisters, Singing in the Comeback Choir, and What You Owe Me, which was also a Los Angeles Times "Best Book of 2001".

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Information about the book, Sweet Summer: Growing Up With and Without My Dad: the Fiction, Paperback, by Bebe Moore Campbell (Berkley, Jan 06, 2009). More books like Sweet Summer: Growing Up With and Without My Dad may be found by selecting the categories below: Biography & Autobiography, Cultural, Ethnic & Regional, General.

Bebe Moore Campbell, a best-selling novelist known for her empathetic treatment of the difficult . She documented her contrasting lives in her memoir, Sweet Summer: Growing Up With and Without My Dad (Putnam, 1989).

Bebe Moore Campbell, a best-selling novelist known for her empathetic treatment of the difficult, intertwined and occasionally surprising relationship between the races, died yesterday at her home in Los Angeles. She was 56. The cause was complications of brain cancer, said Linda Wharton-Boyd, a longtime friend. Along with writers like Terry McMillan, Ms. Campbell was part of the first wave of black novelists who made the lives of upwardly mobile black people a routine subject for popular fiction.

"A remarkable achievement . . ." The Philadelphia InquirerA bittersweet evocation of a divided childhood, with its inevitable disappointments, family secrets, surprising discoveries, loneliness, and love, SWEET SUMMER also recalls, with breathless anticipation, living on the cusp of the social revolution of the 1960s. An achingly honest and beautiful reminder of the universal challenge of growing up and facing one's parents as an adult.

Comments: (7)

Lcena
I understand that she is a good writer but I have only read 2 novels by this author and this one somewhat fell through the cracks for me. The best way to describe it is "It was Cute". it is obvious that she had great affection for her father but the novel is puzzling because no one including the author seem to understand or know what truly happened to her father in the car accident(s). She spends a lifetime trying to be daddy's girl until she grows up and find out some things about her father that is hard to accept. I wonder because of her affection for her father that she found little interest in other men. The book is cute with small anecdotes but many times I find that she simply rattles on and on. There is no way to keep track of the numerous relatives.
Mora
Bebe Campbell could write extremely well. It reminded me of my summers with my grandparents.
Kelerana
Campbell does a fantastic job recounting her childhood memories of growing up in Philadelphia with her mother and grandmother and spending her summers in Elizabeth City, North Carolina with her father. As Campbell ages, she yearns to have her father and mother in a traditional living situation, but learns to cope with life as it is. She also learns things about her father's past that have a negative affect on their relationsip, but she soon figures out how to let the past be the past and love her father for the man that he is.

Having been raised in the south, the chapters about Campbell's North Carolina summers really struck a chord with me. Her paternal grandmother reminded me so much of my own - the passage about the chickens was dead on! Campbell also celebrates the other men in her life, her uncles and neighbors, and shares her warm and touching memories of these relationships.

A positive and uplifting story that shows just how influential and beneficial men are in young girl's lives. 4 stars!
Amhirishes
I decided to try "Sweet Summer" in the midst of my sweet summer this year. I found the book in a bookstore in Nassau, Bahamas, and remembering her "Your Blues Ain't Like Mine" picked it up without hesitation.

What a great read. The woman had a fluid way of writing in a crystal-clear fashion. It is a book about family dynamics, a girl and her father, that girl and her mother, and aunts. As she reaches a new pinnacle, a new threshold, the reader is gently guided into the next chapter of that relationship. The characters are those who populate our lives, with their giftedness and foibles. Don't judge the book by the title, because Campbell was able to describe relationships with great depth.

She left us too soon, a few years ago, in the prime of life. I will keep on reading her work, though, because I love her clarity.
Nea
Once in a great while - about as often as Halley's Comet - a book comes along which stirs the soul and rattles your heart; a book which can transcend race, gender, age, place and time. This is such a book. Moore-Campbell is a magnificent writer; her verses poetic, her theme universal. Her autobiogrophy tells the story of growing up black and young without a full-time father, and the affects it can have on a child. It's not just her story; she shares this life with her cousin Michael (again, young and black without a full-time father), their Mothers, Grandmothers, Aunts, and assorted 'father figures': Dads, Uncles, Reverands, Neighbors. One child (BeBe) can learn to adapt graciously, while the other (Michael) has a tougher time, as they each learn difficult 'truths' about their patriarchy. Beautifully written, the reader hangs on every word, as this wonderful story unfolds.
Road.to sliver
Told from the perspective of a young African-American girl as she grows to a young woman, "Sweet Summer" is a heart touching account of the universal progression of a child's understanding of her parents. From idealization to knowledge to anger to understanding, the young girl learns to see her parents as human, loving yet imperfect. Campbell's memoir is a beautiful depiction of what can be a painful process. For the non-African-American reader the book is an open window into the culture of the 1960's when the south and the north were dual homes for so many. Learning to live and thrive in such different environments was a necessity as well as a talent. In addition to the adult reader, I can also recommend the book for young white women needing to learn about themselves and others.
Hiclerlsi
Bebe, Bebe, Bebe......Moore Campbelll, her father's wonderful greeting. This is a great book, easily read and thought provoking content. Though I'm a man and grew up with both of my parents, Ms. Campbell was able to relate to me in her writing. It's clear, real, and a joy to read. In fact, I like all Ms. Campbell's books and can't wait for the next one. Hurry up, Bebe.!!!
In Ms. Campbell's book, she took me back to my girlhood, when I grew up in North Carolina and spent my summers in Philadelphia, among "bosoms." She really reminded me of what it was like to be young, and travel, and be among family. This book was a flashback andd it will take *you* back, if you know what I mean :)
Sweet Summer: Growing Up With and Without My Dad download epub
Arts & Literature
Author: Bebe Moore Campbell
ISBN: 0345366948
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Arts & Literature
Language: English
Publisher: Ballantine Books; Reissue edition (May 19, 1990)
Pages: 272 pages