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Brown Girl, Brownstones

Brown Girl, Brownstones( )
Author: Marshall, Paule
Publication Date:Dec 2015
Publisher:Echo Point Books and Media
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $10.95
Book Description:

Brown Girl, Brownstones tells the story of a young Barbadian American caught between the ambitious dreams of her forward-looking mother and the rose-tinted nostalgia of her father. While Selina's mother strives diligently to save enough money to buy a brownstone in Brooklyn, her father dreams only of returning to his home in Barbados. Managing a constellation of difficult family and cultural dynamics, Selina is also faced with navigating the complex maze of immigrant identity in...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.5 Inches
Author Biography
Marshall, Paule (Author)
Paule Marshall was born on April 9, 1929 in Brooklyn, New York. She received a B.A. in English literature from Brooklyn College in 1953. She worked briefly as a librarian before joining Our World magazine.

Her first novel, Brown Girl, Brownstones, was published in 1959. Her other novels include The Chosen Place, the Timeless People; Daughters; and The Fisher King. She is also the author of two collections of short fiction: Soul Clap Hands and Sing, which received the National Institute of Arts Award, and Reena and Other Stories. She has received several awards including the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature and the Columbus Foundation American Book Award for Praisesong for the Widow in 1983.


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