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

3 comments: said...

Hey there Dedra!!

I am so glad I found your blog! I am putting up a section at my blog of black authors who have a book that they are promoting nationally!

Peace, blessings and DUNAMIS!

Dedra Johnson said...

Thanks, Lisa! I'm glad you found me, too. I'll have to check out your black authors section.

Dolen said...

Hi! I just discovered your book while browsing in the bookstore. Always lovely to discover new writers that way! Looking forward to reading it. My debut novel WENCH comes out January 19, 2010 from HarperCollins. :-)