1st Ed. so stated, 2nd Printing, HB/DJ, NF/F, 319 pp. INSCRIBED by Author, says: "To (names), With Love From Yolanda" and dated by her 12/25/92 on half-title page. Book has light bumping on two bottom corners. Mylar cover on DJ. Black woman author's 1st book. Connor, Michelle, Kayo, and Elizabeth are inseparable friends with a secret so dark that murder is the only way to keep it. Their secret follows them into their careers. Haunted by their collective guilt and coping with societal pressures on their interracial friendship, they are severely tested when one is murdered and the others are suspects. Bookseller Inventory # 4146
Synopsis: The interracial friendship among four Yale University students is marred by their involvement in a heinous crime and cover-up, which follows them as they embark upon fast-paced, prestigious careers, with tragic results. A first novel.
From Publishers Weekly:
Melodrama mixes with murder in this banal first novel about Yalies on the rise in Manhattan. Kayo, Connor, Michelle and Elizabeth become best friends as undergraduates. Two of them are black: smart, ambitious Kayo, from Chicago's inner city, aims for a career in investment banking, while Michelle, a lit major from a family of Georgia preachers and schoolteachers, seeks a professorship. Connor, a white banking scion and alumni brat, struggles with econ grades while preparing for a job in the family firm, and Elizabeth, an aspiring journalist and daughter of a New Haven cop and an alcoholic mother, is a political activist. The cover-up of an accident in which they kill a bomeless man so strains their friendship that when one of them is murdered the following year in New York, the others are prime suspects. Joe uses wearisome clichds to explore such themes as corporate racism and the problems of interracial dating, meanwhile shifting the focus among her unappealing characters with formulaic regularity.
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Title: Falling Leaves of Ivy
Publisher: Longmeadow Press
Publication Date: 1992
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Inscribed By Author
Edition: First Edition
Book Description Longmeadow Press, Stamford, CT, 1992. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition 1st Printing. Signed and inscribed by author "11/17/92 To Bess, Best wishes and Good Luck Yolanda Joe More words to come!" on half title pge. Signed and Inscribed By Author. Bookseller Inventory # 005964
Book Description Longmeadow Press, Stamford, Conn., 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition; First Printing. SIGNED by author on full title page. "By their senior year at Yale, Connor, Michelle, Kayo, and Elizabeth are inseparable friends with a secret so dark that murder is the only way to keep it." Ships same or next business day. Spine is skewed and loose, moderate edge wear, small bumps on spine ends, bumps on top corners; overall, pages are tight, bright, and clean. Dust jacket protected in archival cover. DJ has minimal edge and shelf wear. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 319 pages; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 68203
Book Description Longmeadow Press, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Flawless As-New condition 1st Edition/1st Printing hardcover and dust jacket SIGNED by the author on the title page without inscription. A superb collector's copy of the author's uncommon first novel. We will pack it in bubble-wrap and ship it in a sturdy box to make sure it arrives in pristine condition on your doorstep!. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABRP29