1. Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez

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    "Wench" by Dolen Perkins-Valdez is startling and original fiction that raises provocative questions of power and freedom, love and dependence. An enchanting and unforgettable novel based on little-known fact, Wench combines the narrative allure of "Cane River" by Lalita Tademy and the moral complexities of Edward P. Jones’s "The Known World" as it tells the story of four black enslaved women in the years preceding the Civil War. A stunning debut novel, Wench marks author Perkins-Valdez—previously a finalist for the 2009 Robert Olen Butler Short Fiction Prize—as a writer destined for greatness.

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    • Digg Into Books Web Show featuring Sister with Books book club episode 1

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      Digg Into Books with Ci Ci Foster travels to the city of Los Angeles to sit and chat with Sister with Books book club...

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      • Dolen Perkins-Valdez Reading

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        Writer Dolen Perkins-Valdez reads from her acclaimed debut novel Wench at Miami University's Leonard Theatre, Tuesday, October 12th, 2010.

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        • "Wench" lecture with Dolen Parkins-Valdez

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          Dolen Perkins-Valdez wrote the acclaimed novel "Wench," which tells the story of four black enslaved women in the years preceding the Civil War. In her debut novel, Perkins-Valdez explores the moral complexities of slavery and raises provocative questions of power and freedom, love and dependence. On a visit to Hood College Perkins-Valdez gives a lecture and an interview about her book including advice to young writers. More information on Perkins-Valdez and "Wench" can be found on her website www.dolenperkinsvaldez.com/ Find out more about a Hood College education at www.hood.edu

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