Light shelfwear to edges and covers. PO name inside. Pages tight and clean but yellowed due to age. 242 pages. MMP Binding. Year: 1997. ISBN: 006101298x. Teri, Maxine, and Bird are as different as three sisters could be. As wildly varied as they are, all three come together to visit their mama's home every Sunday, working to put Mother Joe's delicious soul food on the table. But when Mother Joe takes ill suddenly, her family starts to fall apart at the seams. It is up to Ahmad, Maxine's young son, who has always shared a special bond with this grandmother, to show his aunts, uncles, and parents how to find the heart and soul of their extraordinary family before it is lost forever.