Monday, July 14, 2008

Reading: July 19, Maple St. Book Shop

Maple Street Book Shop
7523 Maple St
New Orleans, LA 70118-5098
Phone: (504) 866-4916
1:00-2:30 PM
Saturday, July 19

Dedra Johnson will read from and discuss SANDRINE'S LETTER TO TOMORROW.
Trade Paper | 5.5 x 8 | 211 pages
ISBN: 978-09788431-2-0 | $14.95

"...the dialogue is fast and lively, and Sandrine's first-person narrative delivers immediate, searing drama."—Booklist

"[An] aching debut...[with] echoes of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings..." —Publisher's Weekly

"Reading Dedra Johnson's Sandrine's Letter to Tomorrow, I was fully in the presence of the mind, heart, and soul of a richly rendered, fascinating fictional character. I knew I was also in the presence of the brilliant voice and sensibility of a major new American writer. This is an important novel by a true artist."—Robert Olen Butler

"Dedra Johnson has caught something wonderful in Sandrine's Letter to Tomorrow. She writes brilliantly about childhood, New Orleans, the intricacies of a vexed family life. Sandrine is a remarkable debut novel that will catch your heart."—Frederick Barthelme