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Sarah Kennedy

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Sarah Kennedy is the author of The Cross and the Crown series from Knox Robinson Publishers. She has published seven books of poems and is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant, a National Endowment for the Humanities grant, and a Virginia Commission for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship.


Average rating: 3.74 · 54 ratings · 25 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
The Altarpiece (The Cross a...
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 45 ratings — published 2013 — 6 editions
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City of Ladies (The Cross a...
4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2014
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