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									Dina Temple-RastonDina Temple-Raston
Dina Temple-Raston's A Death in Texas -- a searing account of the grisly murder of an African-American man dragged to his death behind a pickup truck in the summer of 1998 -- has solidified her reputation for riveting reportage that cuts to the heart.

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Fact File

Dina Temple-Raston
Current Home:
New York, New York
Date of Birth:
August 25, 1964
Place of Birth:
Brussels, Belgium
B.A., Northwestern University, 1986; Degree in Chinese Language, Iaoning University, Shenyang, China, 1989
Northwestern University Writing Prize for Top Essay, 1986

Barnes & Noble 2002 Discover Awards - First Place: Nonfiction

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								A Death in Texas: A Story of Race, Murder and a Small Town's Struggle for Redemption, Author: 
								Dina Temple-Raston.

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A Death in Texas: A Story of Race, Murder and a Small Town's Struggle for Redemption
by Dina Temple-Raston
The Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers program's reviewer calls this Winter 2002 selection "a hard-hitting and compelling account" of the brutal killing of James Byrd Jr. by three white men in Jasper, Texas, in the summer of 1998. Author Simon Winchester (The Professor and the Madman) calls the work "unforgettably chilling and precise. This is a book that leaves fingerprints on the mind."

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History Buff

When we asked Temple-Raston in our interview what a book club of her own design would be reading, she responds, "It would be reading some sort of history because reading history enlarges your pond and makes you smarter. I love fiction, and read a lot of fiction, but I always have some sort of history book on the bedside table as well that requires dipping into."

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Temple-Raston's Inspiration

Favorite Reads

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								A Little Tour in France, Author: 
								Henry James.

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A Little Tour in France
by Henry James
In an interview with Barnes &, Temple-Raston recalls how Henry James's A Little Tour in France influenced her as a writer: "I did an independent study on James’s travel writing my senior year at Northwestern...and it was then that I learned one could just go somewhere, learn about the place and, in James’s words, 'be assailed by the perceptions.' "

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								A Moveable Feast, Author: 
								Ernest Hemingway.

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A Moveable Feast
by Ernest Hemingway
In our interview, Temple-Raston chooses Ernest Hemingway's A Moveable Feast as a favorite book, "because it captures the frustrations and joys of writing." Learn about more of her all-time favorite reads including:

*The Prisoner of Zenda  by Anthony Hope
*No Ordinary Time  by Doris Kearns Goodwin
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