In the Arms of Our Elders

In the Arms of Our Elders

by William Henry Lewis

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780932112354
Publisher: Blair
Publication date: 02/01/1995
Pages: 143
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

William Henry Lewis is the prizewinning author of a previous story collection,In the Arms of Our Elders. His fiction has appeared in America's top literary journals and several anthologies. He has been honored with many awards, including a prize for short fiction from the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation, he was a finalist for the 2005 PEN Faulkner Prize for Fiction, and he is the 2006 recipient of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association Fiction Honor Award.

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In the Arms of Our Elders 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
StormWorldTrilogyGuy on LibraryThing 24 days ago
I was fortunate enough to study writing with William Henry Lewis and remember how precise he was as a writer. Looking over his stories, I'm still impressed by his precision of voice and style and his natural sense of pacing--especially considering that he was writing these stories at such a young age! This is a book for anyone who enjoys studying how a good story is crafted. I particularly enjoyed "Other People's Houses," but "A man and his son went looking for pine planks" always haunted me for some reason.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Amazing author captures the depth of the human experience via his own African American experience. I can't wait to read more from William Lewis. Feels like a Duke Ellington suite. Down to earth, bluesy and sophisticated. Buy it. And read it twice !