E. Lynn Harris





E. Lynn Harris

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

died
July 23, 2009

gender
male


About this author

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: 4.19 · 38,991 ratings · 1,096 reviews · 31 distinct works · Similar authors
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A Love of My Own
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Invisible Life
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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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More books by E. Lynn Harris…
“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!”
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