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You Know Better

You Know Better

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As the tiny town of Mulberry, Georgia, celebrates its spring Peach Blossom Festival, things are far from peachy for three generations of Pines women.

Eighteen-year-old LaShawndra, who wants nothing more out of life than to dance in a music video, has messed up again -- but this time she isn't sticking around to hear about it. Not that her mother seems to care: Sandra is too busy working on her career and romancing a local minister to notice. It's LaShawndra's grandmother Lily Paine Pines who is out scouring the streets at midnight looking for her granddaughter. But Lily discovers she is not alone. A ghost of a well-known Mulberry pioneer is coming out of the shadows.

Over the course of one weekend, these three disparate women, guided by the wisdom of three unexpected spirits, will learn to face the pain of their lives and discover that with reconciliation comes the healing they all desperately seek. You Know Better brilliantly portrays the fissures in modern African American family life to reveal the indestructible soul that bonds us all.

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Hardback Editions

April 2002 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: You Know Better: A Novel
Author(s): Tina McElroy Ansa
ISBN: 0-06-019779-X / 978-0-06-019779-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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Paperback Editions

January 2003 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: You Know Better: A Novel
Author(s): Tina McElroy Ansa
ISBN: 0-06-051246-6 / 978-0-06-051246-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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Audio Editions

March 2002 : USA Audio Cassette
thumbTitle: You Know Better
Author(s): Tina McElroy Ansa
ISBN: 0-06-008610-6 / 978-0-06-008610-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
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2002 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: You Know Better
Author(s): Tina McElroy Ansa
ISBN: 0-7366-8610-X / 978-0-7366-8610-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

October 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: You Know Better: A Novel
Author(s): Tina McElroy Ansa
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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