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Kalisha Buckhanon

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Kalisha Buckhanon is the author of the novels Upstate (St. Martin’s Press, 2005), winner of an American Library Association ALEX Award and Hurston-Wright Foundation Debut Fiction Award finalist; and Conception (St. Martin’s Press, 2008), winner of a Friends of American Writers Award.

Her honors include: an Illinois Arts Council Artist Fellowship in Prose; an Audio Publishers Association Audie Award in Literary Fiction for the Upstate audiobook; the Terry McMillan Young Author Award at the National Book Club Conference; an Honorable Mention in the Mary Roberts Rinehart Awards at George Mason University; a Zora Neale Hurston/ Bessie Head Fiction Award at the Gwendolyn Brooks Black Literature and Writing Conference for her short story “Card Par...more


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Average rating: 3.87 · 1,355 ratings · 292 reviews · 4 distinct works · Similar authors
Upstate
3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 1,092 ratings — published 1957 — 14 editions
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Conception
3.47 of 5 stars 3.47 avg rating — 261 ratings — published 2008 — 9 editions
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Upstate: A Novel
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2007
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Conception: A Novel
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101 Power Thoughts by Louise L. Hay
101 Power Thoughts
by Louise L. Hay
read in January, 2014
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Stick Fly by Lydia R. Diamond
Stick Fly: A Play
by Lydia R. Diamond
read in July, 2013
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Live Life for a Living by Lynnette Rozine Prock
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The Good Lord Bird by James McBride
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OCD Love Story
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Meaty: Essays
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“At least when somebody's suffocating, you can tell: you see their faces turn blue, their lips quiver, their eyes buck, and their throats jerk. But when a man is mentally packing his bags the suitcase is never out until he's already standing on the other side of the door.”
Kalisha Buckhanon, Conception

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