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Nancy Rawles

Nancy Rawles is an award-winning novelist and playwright. Her novel Love Like Gumbo was the recipient of the American Book Award. She lives in Seattle.

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Crawfish Dreams
Written by Nancy Rawles
Anchor | Trade Paperback | February 2004
$13.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-72213-1 (0-385-72213-3)

For forty years Camille Broussard has cooked for other people. As a young bride she moved from Louisiana to Los Angeles and settled in the thriving community of Watts; but many of her hopes went up in the flames of the 1965 riots. Now it’s 1984--and she’s determined to cook for... Read more






My Jim
Written by Nancy Rawles
Broadway Books | Trade Paperback | January 2006
$12.95/17.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-5401-5 (1-4000-5401-X)

To help her granddaughter accept the risks of loving, Sadie Watson mines her memory for the tale of the unquenchable love of her life, Jim. Sadie’s Jim was an ambitious young slave and seer who, when faced with the prospect of being sold, escaped down the Mississippi with a white boy... Read more





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