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Ann Petry (1908-1997) achieved prominence during a period in which few black women were published with regularity in America. Her novels Country Place (1947) and The Narrows (1988), along with various short stories and nonfiction, poignantly described the struggles and triumphs of middle-class blacks living in primarily white communities. Petry's ancestors, the James family, served as in-spiration for much of her fiction. This collection of more than four hundred family letters, edited by the daughter of Ann Petry, is ...

Can Anything Beat White?: A Black Family's Letters 2012, University Press of Mississippi

ISBN-13: 9781617033209

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Can Anything Beat White?: A Black Family's Letters 2005, University Press of Mississippi

ISBN-13: 9781578067855

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