Ep. 106: Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Author of Take My Hand

Today my guest is Dolen Perkins-Valdez, author of Take My Hand, a profoundly moving story about a Black nurse in post-segregation Alabama who blows the whistle on a terrible wrong done to her patients.

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“Deeply empathetic yet unflinching in its gaze…an unforgettable exploration of responsibility and redemption.”—Celeste Ng

 

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About the Author:

Dolen Perkins-Valdez is the New York Times bestselling author of Wench and Balm. She was a finalist for two NAACP Image Awards and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for fiction, and she was awarded the First Novelist Award by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. Dolen is the current Chair of the Board of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation. On behalf of the foundation, she has visited nearly every public high school in the District of Columbia to talk about the importance of reading and writing. She is currently Associate Professor in the Literature Department at American University and lives in Washington, DC with her family. Learn more at https://dolenperkinsvaldez.com.

 

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Happy Reading and Listening,

Laura Szaro Kopinski

ABookishHome.com

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