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Author Marshall, Paule, 1929- author.

Title Praisesong for the widow / Paule Marshall.

Publication Info. New York : Penguin Books USA Inc., [1983]
Location Call No. Status
 Naper Blvd. Adult Fiction  F MARSHALL    AVAILABLE
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Description 256 pages ; 21 cm
Note "A Plume book."
Summary "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."--From back cover.
Subject African American women -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Race identity -- Fiction.
Grenadian Americans -- Fiction.
Widows -- Fiction.
Ocean travel -- Fiction.
Grenada -- Fiction.
Caribbean Area -- Fiction.
Genre Fiction.
ISBN 9780452267114
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