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Ansa, Tina McElroy

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Works: 25 works in 75 publications in 3 languages and 5,782 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Exhibition catalogs  Conference proceedings 
Classifications: PS3551.N64, 813.54
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Publications about Tina McElroy Ansa
Publications by Tina McElroy Ansa
Most widely held works by Tina McElroy Ansa
The hand I fan with by Tina McElroy Ansa( Book )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 1,294 libraries worldwide
All her life, Lena McPherson, 45, has been using her supernatural powers to help people in Mulberry, Georgia, yet never has she been able to use them for herself, say to find love. One day that changes when a man who is visible only to her enters her life. But a spirit's love is impermanent, one of the disadvantages of falling in love with a ghost
Baby of the family by Tina McElroy Ansa( Book )
10 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,236 libraries worldwide
Born in 1949 in a private blacks-only hospital in rural Georgia, Lena is the third child and longed-for first daughter of Nellie and Jonah, who own the local bar and liquor store. Considered "special" because she was born with a caul, believed to bestow sight into the future, Lena learns as a toddler that her special powers have more to do with the past: she can see and talk with ghosts. Despite her extraordinary talent, Lena is most memorable for the ordinariness of her everyday life: her first friendships, her years at school, her observations of her parents' sometimes stormy relationship, her grief at her grandmother's death
Ugly ways : a novel by Tina McElroy Ansa( Book )
15 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 1,162 libraries worldwide
Three sexy, screwed-up Southern sisters come home to Mulberry to put their totally self-centered mother, Mudear, in her grave. We meet the Lovejoy women as they gather in their mother's house to lay her and the demons she has dumped on them to rest. Mudear Lovejoy was the kind of mother who ruled her house and raised her daughters with an iron hand even after her "change". Betty is her oldest daughter, big-boned and strong, the only one who remembers what Mudear was like before The Change. Emily is the middle child, restless and divorced, the one who every one assumed would be the first after Mudear to crack. The youngest is wild Annie Ruth, a TV anchorwoman who is pregnant out of wedlock and plagued by visions of menacing cats. Ernest, their father, is a kaolin mine worker who is so overwhelmed by all the females around him that sometimes he just wants to yell out, "Womens taking over my house!" As the sisters reminisce, they are unaware that even though Mudear's body is laid out in Parkinson Funeral Home, she is not so easily buried. Her spirit refuses to die, and she floats around Mulberry, watching her daughters stretched out on her porch smoking cigarettes, drinking her husband's liquor from her best glasses, and talking about marijuana like "some damn black girl hippies". In alternating voices, each member of the Lovejoy family tells us what preys on his or her mind. As they prepare for the memorial, sit up with the body, and at the funeral itself, each must come to grips with her relationship to Mudear. At the same time, each must define what a mother, a black mother - their mother - is
You know better : a novel by Tina McElroy Ansa( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 998 libraries worldwide
A novel of relationships and pathos follows the struggles of three very different women over one weekend as they seek to confront the pain of their lives
The hand I fan with by Tina McElroy Ansa( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 138 libraries worldwide
"Bestselling author Tina McElroy Ansa is back with another tale from Mulberry, Georgia, the richly drawn fictional town and home of the extraordinary Lena McPherson. Lena, now forty-five and tired of being "the hand everyone fans with," has grown weary of shouldering the town's problems and wants to find a little love and companionship for herself. So she and a friend perform a supernatural ritual to conjure up a man for Lena. She gets one all right: a ghost named Herman who, though dead for one hundred years, is full of life and all man. His love changes Lena's life forever, satisfying as never before both her physical and spiritual needs"--Publisher's web site
You know better by Tina McElroy Ansa( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 102 libraries worldwide
A novel of relationships and pathos follows the struggles of three very different women over one weekend as they seek to confront the pain of their lives
You know better by Tina McElroy Ansa( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
In the small town of Mulberry, Georgia, during the Peach Blossom Festival, three generations of women find themselves at odds with one another-- in order to be healed, they must reconcile and accept painful truths
Ugly ways by Tina McElroy Ansa( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
Three Southern sisters come home to bury their mother. They grapple with what a mother is, a black mother is, and what their mother was
The hand I fan with by Tina McElroy Ansa( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
A tour de force of imagination and wisdom. A tale about real people, a novel that affirms life as it laughs at it
Taking after Mudear : a novel by Tina McElroy Ansa( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Gemene streken : roman by Tina McElroy Ansa( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in Dutch and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Bij de voorbereiding van de begrafenis van hun wonderlijke moeder komen drie zusters bij elkaar
New Southerners ( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Gibbons reads from and discusses two of her books, "Ellen Foster" and "Charms for the easy life". Afro-American author Ansa reads from and discusses her work "Ugly ways". Both writers converse about their writing styles and the unique contributions of Southern writers to American fiction
Lena Glückskind : Roman by Tina McElroy Ansa( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in German and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Als 1949 ihre Tochter mit einer Glückshaube, einer feinen Membran über ihrem Kopf geboren wird, ist das Glück der farbigen Familie McPherson in Georgia vollkommen. Bereits während der ersten Lebensjahre ereignen sich Dinge, die nicht immer logisch zu erklären sind
A novel by Tina McElroy Ansa( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
New Southerners by Tim McLaurin( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Discussions with and readings by emerging southern writers
Die Hand, mit der ich fächle : Roman by Tina McElroy Ansa( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in German and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Forts. von äLena Glückskindä. - Die 45jährige Lena, die bisher mit Männern nur Pech hatte, erlebt eine wunderbare Liebesgeschichte mit Herman, einem Geist
Not soon forgotten : cotton planters & plantations of the Golden Isles of Georgia, 1784-1812 ( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Athens literary festival roots in Georgia II ( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Tina McElroy Ansa by Tina McElroy Ansa( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Tina McElroy Ansa, novelist, filmmaker, teacher, and journalist, speaks as part of the Student Development Presentation and Symposium Series
 
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Ansa, Tina MacElroy
Ansa, Tina MacElroy 1949-
MacElroy Ansa, Tina
MacElroy Ansa, Tina 1949-
McElroy Ansa, Tina.
McElroy Ansa, Tina 1949-
Languages
English (68)
German (3)
Dutch (1)
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