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Praisesong for Widow
by Paule Marshall


Overview - "Astonishingly moving."--Anne Tyler, New York Times Book Review

"A work of exceptional wisdom, maturity, and generosity, one in which the palpable humanity of its characters transcends any considerations of race or sex."-- Washington Post Book World

"There is no limit to the kind of readership to which this novel will appeal."-- Booklist

Avey Johnson--a black, middle-aged, middle-class widow given to hats, gloves, and pearls--has long since put behind her the Harlem of her childhood.  Read more...


 
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More About Praisesong for Widow by Paule Marshall
 
 
 
Overview
"Astonishingly moving."--Anne Tyler, New York Times Book Review

"A work of exceptional wisdom, maturity, and generosity, one in which the palpable humanity of its characters transcends any considerations of race or sex."--Washington Post Book World

"There is no limit to the kind of readership to which this novel will appeal."--Booklist

Avey Johnson--a black, middle-aged, middle-class widow given to hats, gloves, and pearls--has long since put behind her the Harlem of her childhood. Then on a cruise to the Caribbean with two friends, inspired by a troubling dream, she senses her life beginning to unravel--and in a panic packs her bag in the middle of the night and abandons her friends at the next port of call. The unexpected and beautiful adventure that follows provides Avey with the links to the culture and history she has so long disavowed.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780452267114
  • ISBN-10: 0452267110
  • Publisher: Plume Books
  • Publish Date: October 1992
  • Page Count: 256
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 8 x 5.36 x 0.58 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.51 pounds

Series: Contemporary Fiction

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