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2023 Common Reader: The Secret Lives of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw

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Paperback The Secret Lives of Church Ladies Book

ISBN # 9781949199734

Publication Date: September 1, 2020

                                                                        Secret Lives of Church Ladies                                                                                    


FINALIST for the 2020 National Book Award for Fiction*
WINNER of the 2021 PEN/Faulkner Award*
WINNER of the 2020 Story Prize*
WINNER of the 2020 L.A. Times Book Prize, Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction


Author: Deesha Philyaw

    Deesha Philyaw's new story collection is a window into the rich, varied  lives of Black women | Literary Arts | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper

Deesha Philyaw is a graduate of Yale University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.   She also has a Master of Arts in Education from Manhattanville College.  Some of her other publications include Co-Parenting 101,  When the Skeleton in the Family Closet is a Nazi,  and What Else Black Moms Know: How to Parent Beyond Stereotypes.  In addition to all of these accomplishments, she is also the founding editor of the 1839 Magazine.  Currently, The Secret Lives of Church Ladies is being adapted for a HBO Series.  When she is not writing short stories or novels, Ms. Philyaw enjoys spending time with her family.

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