June 1, 2008, 5:30am- 6am
View Alretha Thomas
being interviewed about Daughter Denied on San Francisco Public Affairs
show Bay Sunday. CBS Affiliate, KPIX Channel 5 in San Francisco.
Alretha Thomas featured on
Unheard Words, a London, England Book Site:
of Our Own Book Club
Ararojax says: Awesome!!! Definitely will have you up late at night and taking breaks at work to read. Emotional roller coaster but you feel like you are part of the family or you know the family personally. I absolutely loved Tina. I hated Earnestine & Loved Earnestine. Sometimes we are prisoners outside the pen. Sometimes we are in love out of the relationship. Truth is you can't control the feelings of your heart!! I definitely recommend others read, cause it is a page turner. Awesome job Alretha. http://www.ararojax.20fr.com/
Club Inc. says Daughter Denied is riveting and a superb drama
with extraordinary characters and an intense original plot. Daughter
Denied has the makings of a bestseller.
Asis Book Club thoroughly enjoyed Daughter Denied. Says the title of the book is an accurate description of Tina in so many ways. The story takes you on an emotional roller coaster. The pervasive themes throughout the book are love, trust and especially hope. The ending lends itself to a sequel.
Café Chooses Alretha Thomas as Author of the Month
2 Book Club
Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper puts the spotlight on Daughter Denied: article.html
Words Book Club (London, England) called Daughter Denied a
touching story. Says its strength lies in conveying the genuine difficulties
of a chaotic/deprived family lives (set in the low hope American Projects)
and in the resonance evoked through the eyes of an innocent child /come
receives 5 out of 5 top shelf rating on UrbanReviews.com.
San Francisco Bayview Paper story on Alretha Thomas' visit to San Francisco. Click here for the story.
Friend Book Club
It's so hard to
tell an adult story through the eyes of a child, but Alretha Thomas
is flawless in her execution. In a lot of ways the book reminds me of
great 70s films like "Claudine." Alretha Thomas writes like
a chef. She gives you just enough tragedy, just enough realness and
just enough hope for a full plate of great literature.
A wonderful read, one that captivates you from beginning to end. Alretha takes the reader on a riveting journey through the eyes of a child (Tina), whose strength and resiliency is amazing. The canvas of Tina's life is painted with skillfully chosen words and images that are poignant, compelling and buoyant. Alretha's acute character development acumen as a screen writer is completely evident in this work. Alretha hits a home run and writes a work that lends itself to the big screen. Oprah take notice! Veronica Hendrix, Syndicated Columnist (California)
Thomas created a compelling portrait of a dysfunctional family who in
the end finds hope and redemption. I enjoyed watching the main character
Tina, a young girl of seven come of age over the ten year span of the
story. I cried at her struggles, admired her feistiness and cheered
at her final triumph over her circumstances. I am sure many will find
Ms. Thomas' book an interesting read.
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