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Lorene Cary

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Lorene Cary’s new novel Pride (Nan A. Talese/ Doubleday, 1998; Anchor 1999) is told in the voices of four friends–“subtle, idiosyncratic characters...whose personalities seem utterly, and affectingly, distinctive,” according to The New York Times Book Review. It also praises the book’s ability to shift “between the staccato directness of black slang and the more formal cadences of standard English...”

The Price of A Child has been selected as the first city-wide One Book, One Philadelphia choice. The novel traces one woman’s escape from slavery and brings alive Philadelphia’s Underground Railroad history. A New York Times reviewer called the writer “a powerful storyteller,... Read More

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Black Ice

Written by Lorene Cary


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 4, 1992
Price: $15.00

Black Ice has been called "probably the most beautifully written and the most moving African-American autobiographical narrative since Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" (Arnold Rampersad). Cary describes her experiences as a teenager from inner-city Philadelphia becoming one of the first black and female students to attend the... Read more >
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Black Ice

Written by Lorene Cary


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 29, 2010
Price: $11.99

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The Price of a Child
A Novel
Written by Lorene Cary


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 11, 1996
Price: $15.00

With Price of a Child—the story of Ginnie Pryor (cook, mistress and servant to a Virginia planter) and her struggle with slavery in 1855—Cary continues has created a work that elevates the reputation she created with Black Ice, her memoir which won her comparisons to Maya Angelou and Richard Wright. In... Read more >
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The Price of a Child
A Novel
Written by Lorene Cary


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 23, 2011
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

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Pride
A Novel
Written by Lorene Cary


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 19, 1999
Price: $14.00

Four women, lifelong friends, are turning 40—and what a year it is.

Roz, the perfectly controlled (and controlling) politician's wife, is trying to keep her family together as she recovers from breast cancer and her husband runs for the biggest election of his career. Though he has strayed from her in the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Pride
A Novel
Written by Lorene Cary


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 16, 2011
Price: $9.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.
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