Miss Black America
By Veronica Chambers
(Broadway Books, Paperback, 9780767914673, 224pp.)
Publication Date: June 14, 2005
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A universal story that is both finely tuned and elegant, Miss Black America captures the intricacies, pleasures, contradictions, and complexities at the heart of every family. Spare and finely told, this novel will seep beneath your skin and stay with you long after the last page has been turned.
VERONICA CHAMBERS is the author of Having It All? and Mama’s Girl. She was formerly a culture writer for Newsweek, a staff writer at Premiere magazine, and an executive editor of Savoy magazine, as well as a frequent contributor to Glamour; O, The Oprah Magazine; the New York Times; and other publications. The daughter of a magician, she lives in Philadelphia with her husband.
“Chambers gives us a good glimpse of the inner life of a talented girl making her way in the world.” —Kirkus Reviews
“[An] exquisite first novel.” —Booklist
“You’ll be moved.” —Marie Claire