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Patricia Raybon

Biography

Patricia Raybon

Patricia Raybon, formerly a newspaper journalist, has written for The New York Times MagazineNewsweekUSA Weekend/TodayThe Rocky Mountain News, and The Denver Post. Her essays on family, race, and culture are aired regularly on National Public Radio's Weekend Edition. An award-winning feature writer, Raybon was awarded a Christopher Award for My First White Friend for "artistic excellence affirming the highest values of the human spirit." The book also won a 1996 Books for a Better Life Award. Raybon is an associate professor of journalism at the University of Colorado in Boulder. She lives near Denver with her husband and family.

Patricia Raybon

Books by Patricia Raybon

by Patricia Raybon and Alana Raybon - Fiction, Memoir, Religion

They didn’t talk.  Not for ten years.  Not about faith anyway.  Instead, a mother and daughter tiptoed with pain around the deepest gulf in their lives –-- the daughter’s choice to leave the church, convert to Islam and become a practicing Muslim.  UNDIVIDED is a real-time story of healing and understanding with alternating narratives from each as they struggle to learn how to love each other in a whole new way. Although this is certainly a book for mothers and daughters struggling with interfaith tensions , it is equally meaningful for mothers and daughters who feel divided by tensions in general.