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Diane McKinney-Whetstone


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The author of the critically acclaimed novels Tumbling, Tempest Rising, Blues Dancing, and Leaving Cecil Street, Diane McKinney-Whetstone is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Black Caucus of the American Library Association's Literary Award for Fiction. She teaches fiction writing at the University of Pennsylvania and lives with her husband, Greg, in Philadelphia.
 
 

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The Bookshop of Yesterdays (2018)
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"Captivates with its emotional honesty, fully realized characters, and precision of detail... Meyerson is a writer to watch."
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Africaville (2019)
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"Africaville feels epic in scope. Jeffry Colvin's gift for storytelling is on full display in this remarkable debut. From his fresh depictions of a Nova Scotia Black community, to his powerful portrayal of the trials and triumphs of three generations of the Sebolt family, to his authentically rendered landscapes of racial conflict, both inter and intra, Colvin has crafted an immersive read."

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