Books by Dawn Turner Trice

AN EIGHTH OF AUGUST by Dawn Turner Trice
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Believable characters give substance to what's sometimes a saccharine-sweet folksy tale about middle-class African-Americans honoring the past as they nourish the ties of the present"
An affecting tale of an African-American family who prepare for their town's annual celebration of the end of slavery, while they struggle to understand and forgive the accidental death of a young boy the year before. Read full book review >
ONLY TWICE I'VE WISHED FOR HEAVEN by Dawn Turner Trice
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Trice's greatest achievement may be how effortlessly (and modestly) she manages to mingle an original vision and real art."
Chicago Tribune editor Trice brings a light touch of magical realism to this moving tale of violence, urban squalor, and upward mobility among the African-Americans who live in two distinct Chicago neighborhoods during the '70s. Read full book review >