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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Emblem Editions (Jan. 31 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0771035748
  • ISBN-13: 978-0771035746
  • Product Dimensions: 20.1 x 13.2 x 1.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 227 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #714,823 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Lovely insight into experiences of Jamaican women with relevance for all women June 9 2013
By M. Robinson - Published on
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I enjoyed this compendium of short stories by Lorna Goodison. I could so easily relate to her stories from a Caribbean and Jamaican perspective..but women all over will relate to the universality of the themes of love and joy, hate, rejection, endurance and above all redemption. Some stories end abruptly and you are left wanting more but overall beautifully and simply written with an emotional appeal that is slowly but intensely stirred.
I am not a big fan of short stories but.... March 6 2013
By Nadia Ferguson - Published on
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I was pleasantly this book. I believe this is really strong in the Jamaican context and would be appreciated by the Diaspora a great deal. It was a refreshing read with intense moments..I look forward to more works by this talented author...
Lorna Goodison's By Love Possessed Jan. 22 2013
By Troy Johnson - Published on
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Lorna Goodison's latest book, "By Love Possessed," is a Jamaican-themed, short-story collection with an emphasis on love in its various stages. There's new love, unrequited love, old love, and then some.

By Love Possessed is filled with tales of strong Jamaican women (sometimes at the expense of weaker men). The dialogue is authentic; the stories unique. And the characters are simply unforgettable. In other words, "Mi tink" readers, especially women, will enjoy this short story collection.Read the full review and more book reviews from on your Kindle Edition
So Many Ways of Sharing Love Jan. 4 2013
By Grapes - Published on
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Jamaicans living in Jamaica and in the states while loving and not loving is an idea about what each story is about. Lorna Goodison in By Love Possessed made me feel as if I were in the center of a neighborhood where houses had no walls. This feeling gave me the ability hear and see exactly what was going on with each person in a story. I have never liked all the stories in a collection. In this anthology I only disliked one. However I did have trouble reading the Jamaican dialect. It slowed down my usual reading pace. I don't know the answer to whether the short stories feel more real because of the Jamaican speech patterns. The author does so well describing foods and places I feel the intensity of each story would remain just as strong if written totally in American. I am looking forward to reading Lorna Goodison's poetry and a book titled From Harvey River.
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Loving this book so far... July 21 2013
By 7thinferno - Published on
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Havent had the chance to complete the book yet but I like the stories Ive read so far! Especially Helpweight!

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