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Susan Straight

Susan Straight is the author of six novels, including A Million Nightingales and the National Book Award finalist Highwire Moon. She has written for The New York Times Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, Harper’s Magazine, and NPR’s All Things Considered. Her short stories have won an Edgar Award and an O. Henry Award. She teaches at the University of California, Riverside.


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The Gettin Place
Written by Susan Straight
Anchor | Trade Paperback | July 1997
$18.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-48659-0 (0-385-48659-6)

Susan Straight's most powerful novel yet is framed by two race riots: the little known Tulsa riots of the 1920s, in which white Tulsa burned down the town's black enclave; and the notorious L. A. riots of the 1990s.

Straight's brilliant story of the effects of violence in America on three generations... Read more






A Million Nightingales
Written by Susan Straight
Anchor | Trade Paperback | May 2007
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-9559-9 (1-4000-9559-X)

From National Book Award finalist Susan Straight comes a haunting historical novel about a Louisiana slave girl's perilous journey to freedom.Daughter of an African mother and a white father she never knew, Moinette is a house maid on a plantation south of New Orleans. At fourteen she is sold, separated from... Read more






Take One Candle Light a Room
Written by Susan Straight
Anchor | Trade Paperback | March 2012
$16.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-47737-8 (0-307-47737-1)

A WASHINGTON POST BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR

From the author of A Million Nightingales (“a writer of exceptional gifts and grace”—Joyce Carol Oates) comes a luminous new novel about the forces that tear families apart and the ties that bind them together.
 
Fantine Antoine is a travel writer, a profession that keeps...

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