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Dolen Perkins-Valdez

Biography

Dolen Perkins-Valdez

Dolen Perkins-Valdez is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel WENCH. Her fiction has appeared in the Kenyon Review, StoryQuarterly, StorySouth and elsewhere. In 2011 she was a finalist for two NAACP Image Awards and the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award for fiction. She was also awarded the First Novelist Award by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. She teaches in the Stonecoast MFA program in Maine. A graduate of Harvard and a former University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellow at UCLA, Dolen Perkins-Valdez lives in Washington, D.C., with her family.

Dolen Perkins-Valdez

Books by Dolen Perkins-Valdez

by Dolen Perkins-Valdez - Fiction, Historical Fiction

The Civil War has ended, and Madge, Sadie and Hemp have each come to Chicago in search of a new life. Born with magical hands, Madge has the power to discern others’ suffering, but she cannot heal her own damaged heart. Sadie can commune with the dead, but until she makes peace with her father, she, too, cannot fully engage her gift. Searching for his missing family, Hemp arrives in this northern city that shimmers with possibility. But redemption cannot be possible until he is reunited with those taken from him.