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Beverly Lowry

BEVERLY LOWRY is the author of six novels and three previous works of nonfiction. Her writing has appeared in the The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Mississippi Review, Granta, and many other publications. She has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Texas Institute of Letters, and the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters. She lives in Austin, Texas.


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Crossed Over
Written by Beverly Lowry
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 2002
$16.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-71380-4 (0-375-71380-8)

The novelist Beverly Lowry was mourning her son’s death in a hit-and-run accident when she came across a newspaper story about Karla Faye Tucker, the infamous Houston murderer who was then on death row. The article captured Tucker’s innocent beauty, the stunning brutality of her crimes — committed with a pickaxe... Read more






Harriet Tubman
Written by Beverly Lowry
Anchor | Trade Paperback | June 2008
$18.95/22.50(Canada) | 978-0-385-72177-6 (0-385-72177-3)

From the award-winning novelist and biographer Beverly Lowry comes an astonishing re-imagining of the remarkable life of Harriet Tubman, the “Moses of Her People.”

Tubman was an escaped slave, lumberjack, laundress, raid leader, nurse, fund-raiser, cook, intelligence gatherer, Underground Railroad organizer, and abolitionist. In Harriet Tubman, Lowry creates a portrait enriched with... Read more






Her Dream of Dreams
Written by Beverly Lowry
Vintage | Trade Paperback | May 2004
$15.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-76803-6 (0-679-76803-3)

Madam C. J. Walker is an American rags-to-riches icon. Born to former slaves in Louisiana in 1867, she went on to become a prominent African American businesswoman and the first female self-made millionaire in U.S. history. The story of her transformation from a laundress to a tremendously successful entrepreneur is both... Read more






Who Killed These Girls?
Written by Beverly Lowry
Knopf | Hardcover | October 11, 2016
$27.95/36.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-59411-2 (0-307-59411-4)

From the author of Crossed Over, another masterful account of a horrible crime: the murder of four girls, countless other ruined lives, and the evolving complications of the justice system that frustrated the massive attempts--for twenty-five years now--to find and punish those who committed it.

The facts are brutally straightforward. On December... Read more





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