E. Lynn Harris





E. Lynn Harris


Born
in Flint, Michigan, The United States
June 20, 1955

Died
July 23, 2009


E. Lynn Harris was born in Flint, Michigan and raised, along with three sisters, in Little Rock, Arkansas. He attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville where he was the school's first black yearbook editor, the first black male Razorbacks cheerleader, and the president of his fraternity. He graduated with honors with a degree in journalism.

Harris sold computers for IBM, Hewlett-Packard, and AT&T for thirteen years while living in Dallas, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta. He finally quit his sales job to write his first novel, Invisible Life, and, failing to find a publisher, he published it himself in 1991 and sold it mostly at black-owned bookstores, beauty salons, and book clubs before he was "discovered" by Anchor Books. Ancho
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Average rating: 4.21 · 45,539 ratings · 1,202 reviews · 30 distinct works · Similar authors
Just As I Am

4.23 avg rating — 6,083 ratings — published 1994 — 14 editions
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Any Way the Wind Blows

4.30 avg rating — 4,971 ratings — published 1998 — 16 editions
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Invisible Life

4.29 avg rating — 4,705 ratings — published 1991 — 13 editions
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A Love of My Own

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And This Too Shall Pass

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Abide With Me

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Just Too Good to Be True

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If This World Were Mine

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I Say a Little Prayer

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“luck runs out but blessings never do!”
E. Lynn Harris, Invisible Life

“my heart knows who i am and who i'll turn out to be!”
E. Lynn Harris, Invisible Life

“Ask him where black gay and lesbian people go who believe in God with all their heart when we’re not welcome in our churches. Not only in Denver and Atlanta, but all over this country. Ask him where we go to be nurtured and express our faith. Where do we go for forgiveness?”
E. Lynn Harris, I Say a Little Prayer

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