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Hand-me-down Heartache

A novel by

New, from the author of Sorority Sisters, a novel about a young woman navigating the sometimes rocky terrain of family, career, and relationships.

After graduating from college, Nina Lander moves back in with her parents as she temps and tries to secure a "real" job. She isn't finding it very easy to break into television broadcasting, and her parents' strained marriage has made living at home even more depressing. But when she meets Maurice, a promising basketball rookie, Nina feels as if she's found the one. She is determined to make the relationship work, despite evidence that Maurice isn't always faithful, which hurts Nina but doesn't surprise her. Her father cheated on her mother, and her brother cheats on his girlfriends thus she has low expectations of the men in her life.

When Nina's chance encounter with Leo, a high school classmate who's become a successful rapper, sends Maurice into a jealous rage, it is not long before Nina's friends are urging her to let Maurice go. Even though she finds her dream job as a sports reporter for a local television station, Nina still can't keep Maurice out of her mind. To complicate matters, Leo seems to be everything Maurice is not. Nina must decide between a man she loves who treats her wrong and a man who is willing to do everything right.

But all of this takes a backseat when her mother falls ill and Nina puts her life on hold to take care of her. As both mother and daughter examine their relationships with the men in their lives, and as Nina's mother finally confronts her husband about his mistreatment of her, Nina finds the strength to break the chain of heartache.

In Hand-me-down Heartache, author Tajuana TJ Butler has crafted a heartwarming novel about the strength of relationships among women, be they family or friends.

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Hardback Editions

October 2001 : USA Hardback

Title: Hand-Me-Down Heartache
Author(s): Tajuana Butler
ISBN: 0-375-50605-5 / 978-0-375-50605-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Villard Books
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Paperback Editions

February 2008 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: Hand-me-down Heartache: ['A Novel' to appear on TP only]
Author(s): Tajuana Butler
ISBN: 0-345-50126-8 / 978-0-345-50126-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: One World/Ballantine
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April 2003 : USA Paperback

Title: Hand-me-down Heartache: A Novel (Strivers Row)
Author(s): Tajuana Butler
ISBN: 0-8129-6833-6 / 978-0-8129-6833-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Villard
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

December 2001 : USA, Canada Kindle edition

Title: Hand-me-down Heartache: A Novel
Author(s): Tajuana Butler
Publisher: Villard
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA