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Stephanie Powell Watts



Christa Neu

Stephanie Powell Watts has won a number of major prizes, including the Southern Women's Writers Award for Emerging authors. Her latest work is "No One Is Coming to Save Us," is a "Great Gatsby" done Southern; featuring a contemporary black family in a declining North Carolina town. Watts was a PEN/Hemingway finalist for her collection of short stories, "We Are Only Taking What We Need."

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Books:
No One Is Coming to Save Us
Fiction / Literature
Harper Collins
April 2017
ISBN 9780062472984
368 pages
$26.99, INSTOCK
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The Great Gatsby brilliantly recast in the contemporary South: a powerful first novel about an extended African-American family and their colliding visions of the American Dream JJ Ferguson has returned home to Pinewood, North Carolina to build his dream home and to woo his high school sweetheart, Ava. More/less

We Are Only Taking What We Need
Fiction / Literature
BkMk Press at UMKC
November 2011
ISBN 9781886157798
209 pages
$15.95, OUTOFSTOCK
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The protagonists, mostly African American women from North Carolina, lose and find love, confront sanity and craziness, and strive to make sense of their lives. More/less

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