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If You Like E. Lynn Harris
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									E. Lynn HarrisE. Lynn Harris
How to categorize E. Lynn Harris? An African-American novelist? A gay novelist? A literary romance writer? Nothing quite fits, but to Harris’s fans, his bestselling novels belong in a genre of their own: one in which the characters are as difficult and complex as their problems, and the solutions as bittersweet and resonant as they often are in life.

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E. Lynn Harris
Current Home:
Chicago, Illinois
Place of Birth:
Flint, Michigan
B.A. in journalism, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, 1977
James Baldwin Award for Literary Excellence, 1997

*  E. Lynn Harris's official web site

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Selected Works

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								I Say a Little Prayer, Author: 
								E. Lynn Harris.

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I Say a Little Prayer
by E. Lynn Harris
On the brink, Chauncey returns to church and is inspired to resume his music career-which leads straight to thoughts of the man who inspired his old songs. Then he discovers that the forthcoming revival meeting is turning into an antigay rally.
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								Any Way the Wind Blows, Author: 
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*  Just as I Am (1994)
*  And This Too Shall Pass (1996)
*  Abide with Me (1999)
*  Not a Day Goes By (2000)
*  Any Way the Wind Blows (2001)
*  A Love of My Own (2002)
*  What Becomes of the Brokenhearted: A Memoir (2004)
*  I Say a Little Prayer (2006)

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A Moving Memoir

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								What Becomes of the Brokenhearted, Author: 
								E. Lynn Harris.

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What Becomes of the Brokenhearted
by E. Lynn Harris
In his most daring work to date, Harris writes the most sizzling story of all -- his own -- in this poignant memoir. Beginning with his childhood in Arkansas as a closeted gay boy and following him through his early days as a struggling writer and ultimate rise to the top of the New York Times bestseller list, it's a memoir no Harris fan should miss.

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The Best Book to Read First

Harris's Reading List

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								Invisible Life, Author: 
								E. Lynn Harris.

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Invisible Life
by E. Lynn Harris
Invisible Life introduces readers to the adventures of Raymond Winston Tyler Jr., a character with roots Harris admits are partially autobiographical. Raymond's story continues in Just As I Am and Abide With Me.

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								I Wish I Had a Red Dress, Author: 
								Pearl Cleage.

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I Wish I Had a Red Dress
by Pearl Cleage
On his web site, Harris lists what's on his television (Sex and the City and Six Feet Under), what's in his CD player (Audra McDonald and Toni Braxton) and what's in his book bag: Pearl Cleage, Terry McMillan, and R. M. Johnson, to name a few.

*A Day Late and a Dollar Short  by Terry McMillan
*Father Found  by R. M. Johnson
Photo by Matthew Jordan Smith