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Lorene Cary

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
Vintage | Trade Paperback | February 1992
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-73745-2 (0-679-73745-6)

In 1972 Lorene Cary, a bright, ambitious black teenager from Philadelphia, was transplanted into the formerly all-white, all-male environs of the elite St. Paul's School in New Hampshire, where she became a scholarship student in a "boot camp" for future American leaders.  Like any good student, she was determined to succeed.  But Cary... Read more






The Price of a Child
Written by Lorene Cary
Vintage | Trade Paperback | June 1996
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-74467-2 (0-679-74467-3)

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






Pride
Written by Lorene Cary
Anchor | Trade Paperback | January 1999
$14.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-48183-0 (0-385-48183-7)

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





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