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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Oshun Dynasty Publications; First Edition edition (February 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0967767911
  • ISBN-13: 978-0967767918
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.7 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,023,241 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Riveting and informative.... The unique webbing allows readers to take this page-turner to the very end. -- Denyse Hicks, Ph.D., December 10, 2001

About the Author

Marlene Taylor, mother of two; a nationally recognized author, speaker and businesswoman is a firm believer in taking the cards one has been dealt in life, and using them to one's very best advantage. Hence, the title of her first novel, Life Is What You Make It, Darlin'. Having come from humble beginnings herself, in her hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she is a living testament to the power of positive thoughts in action.

Ms. Taylor, whom some refer to as a creative marketing genius, now sees her mission as to help further efforts in uplifting our nation - by networking with small African American business-owners, assisting them in the development of their business and marketing plans. A self-starter, Ms. Taylor made her own way, graduating from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Having first worked for NCR as a territory manager, Ms. Taylor founded and grew her own million-dollar printing and direct marketing company in 1987.

Throughout the years, Ms. Taylor served on many boards of non-profit and for profit organizations, and received several titles including Business Executive of the Year from the former New-Penn-Del Minority Business Development Council. This was after a six-year stint in the Air Force working as an Air Traffic Controller. Ms. Taylor was selected to teach Air Traffic Control and did so for three years. And, because of her outstanding teaching ability, Ms. Taylor was then named to lead more than 15,000 Air Traffic Control students through the rigors of the control tower flight simulator, which she headed for more than two of those years. For her efforts she has received numerous commendations and citations from notable persons, including Hans Mark, the former Secretary of Defense.

Her writing career has taken Ms. Taylor to new heights, where she has self-published two books and is a contributing writer for the African American bridal magazine, For You as well as others.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Reader's Paradise VINE VOICE on May 18, 2002
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Silver Tongue wasn't about abuse as much as it was
unrealistic. Tuesday Washington is a lawyer, mother of
2 sets of twins, married to Gregory and finds herself
in a nightmare she can't seem to awaken from. Gregory
Washington is a successful Air Traffic Controller,
father and husband to Tuesday. He is riding on a
roller coaster of insanity, but why?
I found Silver Tongue to be a fast and interesting
read but the book lacks realistic situations. It seems
the author wanted the reader to know that Battered
Women's Syndrome knows no class of people. Whether
your white or blue collar, it can find it's way into
your home. I am still a tad bit confused regarding
Gregory's background.
I had a hard time with Tuesday's character she was too
naïve to the ways of the world. As a lawyer I am sure
she had to come in contact with all kinds of
characters. Once she was presented with situations
regarding her husband I thought she should've been
more alert.
Marlene Taylor has a knack for telling a story and I
would certainly read her next book. I love the way she
gets right to the point no fluff.
Missy
APOOO Bookclub.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers on May 21, 2002
Have you ever heard the expression that everyone hears voices? If so, then you can identify with Gregory Washington: husband, father of 4 and air traffic controller who feels as though he exists inside of a pressure cooker. Gregory or GB as the voices demand that he be called, has waged a war of destruction and terror against his unsuspecting wife Tuesday and their children. He is mentally unstable and does not even realize it.
Tuesday Washington, is a smart and beautiful attorney whose life on the surface appears to be perfect. But appearances can be deceiving. By day she is a hard working attorney, by night she is running from a mentally unstable husband who also mentally and physically abuses her. Greg, as is the case with many batterers, has 2 faces a public face and a private face. Because he presents himself to the world as perfect, no one believes Tuesday when she reaches out for help.
In A Silver Tongue by Marlene Taylor, the evils of abuse and mental illness are explored. As a reader, you get to experience life through the eyes of a mentally ill Greg and you feels Tuesday's fear and hopelessness with the situation that her family is in. Marlene Taylor has written a heartbreaking but very well told story.

Reviewed by Simone A. Hawks
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 6, 2002
Silver Tounge has love, sex, tragedy, and shows psycho behavior that rivals Fatal Attraction and Sleeping with the Enemy. The writing is fast paced and gets to the point immediately. I feared for Tuesday and her boys and couldn't wait to see what would happen next. Two things I really liked about this book: First,Tuesday is not a stupid who created her own mess and second, the author does a brilliant job of showing the difference between Gregory, a good, loving man and G.B. a monster in human form. I read part of this book while waiting for my bus and it was so engaging I didn't even notice or mind when the bus finally came and left without me.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tracey J Brooks on October 5, 2002
I must say I really enjoyed this book. The book kept your attention the whole way through. I didn't understand the picture on the front of the book until I finished. The only thing I would have like to have seen happen was to have an epilogue at the end to know who it was that pushed (GB)Gregory down those stairs and to know that Tuesday finally got back on her feet with life. This book was a great eye opener in when you sense problems in a relationship don't let love blind you into thinking that it'll get better one day when that one day might not ever come. I found her friends,co-workers and neigbors were very supportive when they needed to be and stayed out of her business even tho' they sensed something wasn't right. I have recommended this book to every one I know a great night-night reader.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 2, 2002
No words can describe the agony I went through to complete this book for a book club review. This is the worst book that I as well as all members of my book club have read in a long-g time! If I could receive a refund, it would be well-deserved. No character development, poor story line & who cares about the reason for GB's madness. The author brings up characters & other events & situations that are totally unrelated the story line. This book really wrecked my nerve!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Crystal Mae Smith on June 20, 2002
The book was fast paced, and covered a lot of topics. Some of the situations seemed really unrealistic, but living in Philadelphia anything can happen. The imagery was clear and concise, and not over baring.
I enjoyed this read, it was short and eye-opening. Its good to see a fellow Sista University of Pennsylvania Alumnist, making progressive statements on family issues.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on June 3, 2002
Marlene Taylor's A Silver Tongue is a suspense novel focusing on Gregory Washington, an Air Traffic Controller suffering from building stress. Gregory's 29-year-old wife bears witness to his dangerous mental deterioration in this compelling tale of nightmares, substance abuse, and the impending press of mental imbalance. A Silver Tongue is a gripping and violent story.
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