Books by Kalisha Buckhanon

Kalisha Buckhanon was born in 1977. She has been the recipient of awards and fellowships from the NAACP, Andrew Mellon Fund, Illinois Arts Council, Illinois Young Authors Commission and the Chicago Black Writer's Conference. Her work has appeared in such


SPEAKING OF SUMMER by Kalisha Buckhanon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 30, 2019

"Unfortunately, a somewhat clumsy chase for mystery overshadows the accurate portrayal of one woman's struggles with mental health."
Buckhanon's fourth novel (Solemn, 2016, etc.) charts a tumultuous year in the life of a black woman whose mother has died and twin sister has vanished. Read full book review >
SOLEMN by Kalisha Buckhanon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2016

"Cast against the hardships of everyday life in Singer's Trailer Park, a young girl's troubled thoughts make for a heartbreaking story of broken promises."
In the still of the night, a young girl sees a man, who seems familiar, carelessly toss a baby down a well. Read full book review >
CONCEPTION by Kalisha Buckhanon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"A poignant, heart-wrenching novel from Chicago resident Buckhanon (Upstate, 2005)."
Naïve, inner-city teenager learns she is pregnant. Read full book review >