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Dolen Perkins-Valdez is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel Wench. In 2011 she was a finalist for two NAACP Image Awards and the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award for fiction. She was also awarded the First Novelist Award by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. She lives in Washington, D.C. @Dolen / dolenperkinsvaldez.com

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"[A] memorable and engaging debut."--Library Journal, Best Books of 2010
"Readers entranced by The Help will be equally riveted by Wench. A deeply moving, beautifully written novel told from the heart."--USA Today
"A fabulously creative and daring historical novel ."--Dawn Turner Trice, Chicago Tribune
"Absolutely phenomenal. . . . Wench is an excellent novel that will appeal to many readers. Debut author Dolen Perkins-Valdez has crafted a historical narrative that shouldn't be missed."--Sacramento Book Review
"Dolen Perkins-Valdez's debut novel, Wench, is outstanding: well crafted, imaginative, spellbinding, and above all satisfying."--World Literature Today
"[A] memorable first novel . . . Readers of historical fiction centering on Southern women's stories like Lalita Tademy's Cane River or Lee Smith's On Agate Hill will be moved by the skillful portrayal of Lizzie's precarious situation and the tragic stories of her fellow slaves."--Library Journal (starred review)
"A shattering story told with dignity, compassion, and some wicked humor. A brave, honest, beautifully written book that will shock and move readers to much new awareness."--Sigrid Nunez, author of The Last of Her Kind and A Feather on the Breath of God

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