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Praisesong for the Widow

Praisesong for the Widow( )
Author: Marshall, Paule
Series title:Contemporary Fiction, Plume Ser.
ISBN:978-0-452-26711-4
Publication Date:Apr 1984
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Imprint:Plume
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $16.00
Book Description:

"Astonishingly moving."--Anne Tyler, New York Times Book Review   "A work of exceptional wisdom, maturity, and generosity, one in which the palpable humanity of its characters transcends any considerations of race or sex."--Washington Post Book World   "There is no limit to the kind of readership to which this novel will appeal."--Booklist   Avey Johnson--a black, middle-aged, middle-class widow given to hats,...
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Book Details
Pages:256
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.35 x 7.98 x 0.54 Inches
Book Weight:0.475 Pounds
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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