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SUSAN STRAIGHT reads and signs her novel "TAKE ONE CANDLE LIGHT A ROOM"

Susan Straight 

Take One Candle Light a Room (Pantheon)

Novelist Susan Straight (A Million Nightingales) returns to Skylight to read and sign her latest novel, Take One Candle Light a Room!

"A searing, ultimately redemptive novel about America’s legacy of racial violence and a woman’s struggle to forge her own identity. . . . Deeply rooted in the African-American experience, yet filled with insights that resonate for anyone seeking to make a better life without disowning the past. Straight writes about the thorny subject of race with sensitivity and nuance." --Kirkus Reviews

Susan Straight is the author of six novels, including A Million Nightingales and the National Book Award finalist Highwire Moon. She has written for The New York Times Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, Harper’s Magazine, and NPR’s All Things Considered. Her short stories have won an Edgar Award and an O. Henry Award. She teaches at the University of California, Riverside.

 

Event date: 
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Event address: 
Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Avenue
90027 Los Angeles
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Take One Candle Light a Room: A novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307379146
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Published: Pantheon - October 12th, 2010

After travel writer Fantine Antoine returns to mark
the fifth anniversary of the murder of her close friend Glorette, she
finds herself pulled into the tumultuous life of Glorette's 21-year-old
son, Victor. Together with her father, Fantine follows Victor,
determined to help him avoid the criminal future that he suddenly seems
destined for.


A Million Nightingales Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781400095599
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Published: Anchor - May 8th, 2007

Haunting and beautifully written, this novel of 19th-century Louisiana is the tale of a slave girl's journey--emotional and physical--from captivity to freedom.


Highwire Moon Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385722612
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Published: Anchor - October 8th, 2002

Critically acclaimed novelist Straight takes readers into the world of illegal Mexican migrants in this lovingly rendered story of a mother and daughter's search for each other. A Book Sense 76 Pick.