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Jamaica Kincaid came to the United States in 1966 as a free-lance writer and is now on staff at the New Yorker. Her first volume of stories, At the Bottom of the River (1983), depicts men and women alienated from each other by conflict, physical separation, or death. The story "My Mother" vividly describes the painful separation between mother and daughter; and the stories in Annie John (1985) clearly reveal that the world of the past cannot be recaptured. Kincaid's poetic use of language and everyday images allows the reader to experience ordinary events with a new and heightened sensitivity. Kincaid is a relatively new writer whose works are beginning to receive critical attention. (Bowker Author Biography) Jamaica Kincaid, novelist, memoirist, & essayist, was born in St. John's, Antigua. Her books include At the Bottom of the River, Annie John, Lucy, The Autobiography of My Mother, and My Brother, all published by FSG. She lives with her family in Vermont. (Publisher Provided) — biography from Annie John… (more)
Annie John 1,487 copies, 30 reviews
A Small Place 1,235 copies, 26 reviews
Lucy 1,066 copies, 7 reviews
The Autobiography of My Mother 817 copies, 15 reviews
At the Bottom of the River 411 copies, 5 reviews
My Brother 408 copies, 2 reviews
My Garden (Book) 275 copies, 1 review
The Best American Travel Writing 2005 (Editor) 214 copies, 1 review
Mr. Potter 214 copies, 8 reviews
See Now Then 206 copies, 10 reviews
The Best American Essays 1995 (Editor) 154 copies, 1 review
Talk Stories 106 copies, 1 review
Girl 33 copies, 15 reviews
The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories (Contributor) 782 copies, 20 reviews
Onward and Upward in the Garden (Afterword, some editions) 465 copies, 6 reviews
Flash Fiction: 72 Very Short Stories (Contributor) 387 copies, 10 reviews
The Granta Book of the American Short Story (Contributor) 361 copies, 1 review
The Bridge of Beyond (Introduction, some editions) 321 copies, 9 reviews
The Best American Short Stories 1995 (Contributor) 297 copies
100 Years of The Best American Short Stories (Contributor) 261 copies, 3 reviews
The New Gothic: A Collection of Contemporary Gothic Fiction (Contributor, some editions) 251 copies, 2 reviews
The Best American Short Stories 1996 (Contributor) 242 copies
The Best American Essays 2000 (Contributor) 205 copies, 1 review
The Best American Essays 1998 (Contributor) 186 copies, 1 review
The Best American Essays 1994 (Contributor) 176 copies
The Best American Essays 1992 (Contributor) 137 copies
The Big New Yorker Book of Cats (Contributor) 121 copies, 1 review
Mistresses of the Dark [Anthology] (Contributor) 118 copies, 3 reviews
Winter: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (Contributor) 103 copies, 2 reviews
The Best American Essays 2020 (Contributor) 81 copies, 2 reviews
Summer: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (Contributor) 37 copies, 2 reviews
Beach : Stories by the Sand and Sea (Contributor) 31 copies, 1 review
Babouk: Voices of resistance (Foreword, some editions) 25 copies
One World of Literature (Contributor) 23 copies
In the Garden (Author) 20 copies
The Gardener's Bedside Reader (Contributor) 20 copies
Amerika, Amerika bloemlezing (Contributor) 8 copies
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Jamaica Kincaid is an Antiguan-American novelist, essayist, gardener, and gardening writer. She was born in St. John's, Antigua (part of the twin-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda). She lives in North Bennington, Vermont and is Professor of African and African American Studies in Residence at Harvard University during the academic year.

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