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In the same vein of Kalisha Buckhanon's critically-acclaimed debut novel Upstate, again she shares an emotionally beautiful story about today's youth that magnifies the unforgettable power of hope and the human spirit.

Buckhanon takes us to Chicago, 1992, and into the life of fifteen-year-old Shivana Montgomery, who believes all Black women wind up the same: single and raising children alone, like her mother. Until the sudden visit of her beautiful and free-spirited Aunt Jewel, Shivana spends her days desperately struggling to understand life and the growing pains of her environment. When she accidentally becomes pregnant by an older man and must decide what to do, she begins a journey towards adulthood with only a mysterious voice inside to guide her. When she falls in love with Rasul, a teenager with problems of his own, together they fight to rise above their circumstances and move toward a more positive future. Through the voice of the unborn child and a narrative sweeping from slavery onward, Buckhanon narrates Shivana's connection to a past history of Black women who found themselves at the mercy of tragic circumstances.

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Hardback Editions

April 2009 : USA Library Binding

Title: Conception
Author(s): Kalisha Buckhanon
ISBN: 1-4395-9861-4 / 978-1-4395-9861-0 (USA edition)
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February 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Conception: A Novel
Author(s): Kalisha Buckhanon
ISBN: 0-312-33270-X / 978-0-312-33270-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Paperback Editions

January 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Conception: A Novel
Author(s): Kalisha Buckhanon
ISBN: 0-312-54514-2 / 978-0-312-54514-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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Audio Editions

February 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Conception
Author(s): Kalisha Buckhanon
Publisher: Books on Tape
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February 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Conception
Author(s): Kalisha Buckhanon
ISBN: 1-4159-4844-5 / 978-1-4159-4844-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Kindle Editions

February 2008 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Conception: A Novel
Author(s): Kalisha Buckhanon
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA