Who asked you?: A Novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
Family ties are tested and transformed in the new novel from #1 New York Timesbestselling author of Waiting to Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove BackWith her wise, wry, and poignant novels of families and friendships—Waiting to Exhale,Getting to Happy, and A Day Late and a Dollar Short among them—Terry McMillan has touched millions of readers. Now, in her eighth novel, McMillan gives exuberant voice to characters who reveal how we live now—at least as lived in a racially diverse Los Angeles neighborhood.Kaleidoscopic, fast-paced, and filled with McMillan’s inimitable humor, Who Asked You? opens as Trinetta leaves her two young sons with her mother, Betty Jean, and promptly disappears. BJ, a trademark McMillan heroine, already has her hands full dealing with her other adult children, two opinionated sisters, an ill husband, and her own postponed dreams—all while holding down a job delivering room service at a hotel. Her son Dexter is about to be paroled from prison; Quentin, the family success, can’t be bothered to lend a hand; and taking care of two lively grandsons is the last thing BJ thinks she needs. The drama unfolds through the perspectives of a rotating cast of characters, pitch-perfect, each playing a part, and full of surprises.Who Asked You? casts an intimate look at the burdens and blessings of family and speaks to trusting your own judgment even when others don’t agree. McMillan’s signature voice and unforgettable characters bring universal issues to brilliant, vivid life.
More Details
ISBN:
9780670785698
9781481573153
9781611762013
9781101638132
9781410462619
UPC:
9781611762013
Also in This Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID06b36d83-c71a-fdcb-c5f8-178feadb5124
Grouping Titlewho asked you
Grouping Authormcmillan terry
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2019-10-22 04:43:24AM
Last Indexed2019-10-22 04:47:23AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
auth_author2Boatman, Michael, 1964-
DeSanti, Carole.
Rashad, Phylicia, 1948-
authorMcMillan, Terry.
author2-roleBoatman, Michael,1964-
DeSanti, Carole.
Rashad, Phylicia,1948-
author_displayMcMillan, Terry
available_at_arlingtonCentral
Cherrydale
collection_arlingtonAdult Fiction
Audiovisual
Large Type
detailed_location_arlingtonCentral Adult Fiction
Central Audiovisual
Central Large Type
Cherrydale Adult Fiction
Shirlington Adult Fiction
display_description"Family ties are tested and transformed in the new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author of Waiting to Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back With her wise, wry, and poignant novels of families and friendships-Waiting to Exhale, Getting to Happy, and A Day Late and a Dollar Short among them-Terry McMillan has touched millions of readers. Now, in her eighth novel, McMillan gives exuberant voice to characters who reveal how we live now-at least as lived in a racially diverse Los Angeles neighborhood. Kaleidoscopic, fast-paced, and filled with McMillan's inimitable humor, Who Asked You? opens as Trinetta leaves her two young sons with her mother, Betty Jean, and promptly disappears. BJ, a trademark McMillan heroine, already has her hands full dealing with her other adult children, two opinionated sisters, an ill husband, and her own postponed dreams-all while holding down a job as a hotel maid. Her son Dexter is about to be paroled from prison; Quentin, the family success, can't be bothered to lend a hand; and taking care of two lively grandsons is the last thing BJ thinks she needs. The drama unfolds through the perspectives of a rotating cast of characters, pitch-perfect, each playing a part, and full of surprises. Who Asked You? casts an intimate look at the burdens and blessings of family and speaks to trusting your own judgment even when others don't agree. McMillan's signature voice and unforgettable characters bring universal issues to brilliant, vivid life"-- "With her wise, wry, and poignant novels of families and friendships--Waiting to Exhale, Getting to Happy, and A Day Late and a Dollar Short among them--Terry McMillan has touched millions of readers. Now, in her eighth novel, McMillan gives exuberant voice to characters who reveal how we live now--at least as lived in a racially diverse Los Angeles neighborhood. Who Asked You? opens as Trinetta leaves her two young sons with her mother, Betty Jean, and promptly disappears. BJ, a trademark McMillan heroine, already has her hands full dealing with her other adult children, two opinionated sisters, an ill husband, and her own postponed dreams--all while holding down a job as a hotel maid. Her son Dexter is about to be paroled from prison; Quentin, the family success, can't be bothered to lend a hand; and taking care of two lively grandsons is the last thing BJ thinks she needs. The drama unfolds through the perspectives of a rotating cast of characters, pitch-perfect, each playing a part, and full of surprises"--
format_arlingtonAudiobook on CD
Book
Large Type
eAudiobook
eBook
format_category_arlingtonAudio Books
Books
eBook
id06b36d83-c71a-fdcb-c5f8-178feadb5124
isbn9780670785698
9781101638132
9781410462619
9781481573153
9781611762013
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b14441251.i1883890xCentral Large TypeLT F MCMIL1falsefalseOn ShelfAug 25, 2018cafl
overdrive:b588cb00-2684-4fa7-8c64-a91ad0979971-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook1falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
ils:.b1417862x.i18556371Central Adult FictionF MCMIL1falsefalseOn ShelfMay 21, 2017caf
ils:.b1417862x.i18556437Cherrydale Adult FictionF MCMIL1falsefalseOn ShelfJan 10, 2019haf
ils:.b1417862x.i18556395Shirlington Adult FictionF MCMIL1falsefalseDue Nov 12, 2019Sep 15, 2019saf
overdrive:a7984061-d064-4ae5-baf5-6f7c9b68e77f-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books1falsetrueOverDriveOverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive ListenChecked Out
ils:.b14196682.i18594177Central AudiovisualCD F MCMIL1falsefalseOn ShelfApr 06, 2019cafab
itype_arlingtonAudiobook on CD
Hardback
last_indexed2019-10-22T08:47:23.05Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formFiction
literary_form_fullFiction
local_callnumber_arlingtonCD F MCMIL
F MCMIL
LT F MCMIL
Online OverDrive
owning_library_arlingtonArlington Public Library
Aurora Hills
Central
Cherrydale
Columbia Pike
Connection Crystal City
Detention Center
Glencarlyn
Local History
Plaza
Shirlington
Westover
owning_location_arlingtonCentral
Cherrydale
Shirlington
primary_isbn9780670785698
primary_upc9781611762013
publishDate2013
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b14441251Large TypeBooksEnglishThorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, ©2013.551 pages (large print) ; 23.
overdrive:b588cb00-2684-4fa7-8c64-a91ad0979971eBookeBookEnglishPenguin Publishing Group2013
ils:.b1417862xBookBooksEnglishViking, c2013.385 pages ; 24 cm.
overdrive:a7984061-d064-4ae5-baf5-6f7c9b68e77feAudiobookAudio BooksEnglishBlackstone Publishing2013
ils:.b14196682Audiobook on CDAudio BooksUnabridged.EnglishPenguin Audio, c2013.9 sound discs (ca. 10 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_arlington
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b14441251.i1883890xOn ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
overdrive:b588cb00-2684-4fa7-8c64-a91ad0979971-1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:.b1417862x.i18556371On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
ils:.b1417862x.i18556437On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
ils:.b1417862x.i18556395Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue9999
overdrive:a7984061-d064-4ae5-baf5-6f7c9b68e77f-1Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:.b14196682.i18594177On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
subject_facetAfrican American women -- Fiction
Dysfunctional families -- Fiction
Grandparents -- Fiction
title_displayWho asked you?
title_fullWho Asked You?
Who Asked You? A Novel
Who asked you? / Terry McMillan
Who asked you? [sound recording] / Terry McMillan
title_shortWho asked you?
title_subA Novel
topic_facetAfrican American Fiction
Fiction
Literature
upc9781611762013