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Drinking from a Bitter Cup Paperback – January 7, 2014

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"I was utterly haunted by the protagonist of Angela Jackson-Brown's beautiful debut novel, Drinking from a Bitter Cup. If ever a character has reason to be bitter or jaded, ten-year-old Sylvia Butler is it, but instead she will level you with her strength, her courage, and her tenacious grip on hope." --Katrina Kittle, The Kindness of Strangers

"In Drinking from a Bitter Cup, the challenges and revelations of Sylvia Butler's life become her inheritance...delivered in Angela Jackson-Brown's evocative prose, textured with beauty and weight." --Ravi Howard, Like Trees, Walking

"Riveting throughout, with a harrowing climax, Drinking from a Bitter Cup is a deeply moving, voice-rich novel about the ways in which we find resilience even in the most traumatic situations. An impressive debut indeed." --K.L. Cook, Love Songs for the Quarantined and Last Call

"Superbly crafted. . . .A necessary read for all." --Adriena Dame, The Moo: Stories and a Novella

"There are many lessons to be found in this powerful book, perhaps none as profound as the one our heroine learns over the course of her journey: that the ultimate form of love is survival, which she does with dignity and grace. This story of heartache, longing, loss, and faith is a wonderful novel, one whose voices will remain in your head long after you read the final lines." --Rachel Harper, Brass Ankle Blues: A Novel

About the Author

Angela Jackson-Brown is an English Professor at Ball State University in Muncie, IN. She graduated from Troy University in Troy, AL (B.S. in Business Administration); Auburn University in Auburn, AL (M.A. in English); and Spalding University in Louisville, KY (MFA in Creative Writing). Her work has appeared in literary journals, such as: Pet Milk, Uptown Mosaic Magazine, New Southerner Literary Magazine, The Louisville Review, Muscadine Lines: A Southern Journal, Blue Lake Review, and 94 Creations. Her short story, Something in the Wash was awarded the 2009 fiction prize by New Southerner Literary Magazine and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in Fiction. Her play, Wade in the Water, was professionally read at The University of Louisville in the summer of 2012. She is the mother of two sons, Justin and Michael, and the wife to Robert L. Brown.

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  • Item Weight : 10.4 ounces
  • Paperback : 298 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1937178420
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1937178420
  • Dimensions : 5 x 0.62 x 7.99 inches
  • Publisher : WiDo Publishing (January 7, 2014)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 239 ratings

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