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Ann Petry (1908–1997)

Author of The Street

Includes the names: Ann Petry, Anne Petry, anne petry, Arnold Petri, Ann Lane Petry

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Ann Petry was born in Old Saybrook, Connecticut on October 12, 1908. She received a degree in pharmacy from the University of Connecticut in 1931. After working in the family business for three years, she wrote for the Amsterdam News and later for other publications. From 1944 to 1946, she studied creative writing at Columbia University. Her first novel, The Street, was published in 1946 and became the first novel by an African American to sell more than a million copies. Her other works include Country Place, The Narrows, The Drugstore Cat, Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad, and Tituba of Salem Village. She died on April 28, 1997 at the age of 88. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Street 1,018 copies, 20 reviews
Tituba of Salem Village 223 copies, 2 reviews
The Narrows 129 copies, 1 review
Miss Muriel and Other Stories 65 copies, 1 review
Country Place 23 copies
The Drugstore Cat 11 copies, 1 review
Like A Winding Sheet 2 copies, 1 review
Points of View: Revised Edition (Contributor) 385 copies, 6 reviews
Women and Fiction: Short Stories By and About Women (Contributor) 341 copies, 6 reviews
The Penguin Book of Women's Humour (Contributor) 108 copies
American Negro Short Stories (Contributor) 53 copies
American Christmas Stories (Contributor) 42 copies
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