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Hiding place
Wideman, John Edgar.
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Publication Information:
New York : Avon Books, [1981]

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"A Bard Book."
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Central Library FICTION Adult Fiction Central Closed Stacks
Central Library FICTION Adult Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Mother Bess was a crazy, mean old lady hiding from the world in a shack. Tommy was on the run from cops who would shoot first and ask questions later. Together, Tommy and Mother Bess will recall what they have lost--and find the courage to come out of hiding. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Author Notes

Writer John Edgar Wideman was born in Washington, D. C., on June 14, 1941. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, studied at Oxford University, and was the second African American to become a Rhodes Scholar.

He taught at the University of Pennsylvania and eventually founded and chaired the African American studies department. He also taught at the University of Wyoming and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Wideman is the author of more than a dozen books. Sent for You Yesterday won a PEN/Faulkner Award in 1984, and Philadelphia Fire received one a decade later. Fatheralong was a finalist for the National Book Award (1994) and Brothers and Keepers was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award (1995).

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Library Journal Review

This short story collection and novel, respectively, both published in 1981, are the second and third volumes in the author's Homewood trilogy. Damballah contains a dozen stories spanning many years in a Pittsburgh community founded by a runaway slave. Hiding Place shares the same setting. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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