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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Rosemary L. Bray  

Pen Name: None


Born: in Chicago, Illinois

-- Rosemary L. Bray on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

The Rev. Rosemary Bray McNatt is minister of The Fourth Universalist Society in the City of New York. She was born and raised in Chicago and is a graduate of Yale University, Drew Theological Seminary, and an MPA candidate at Baruch College of the City University of New York. An editor and widely anthologized writer for more than 20 years before answering the call to ordained ministry, The Rev. Ms. McNatt is a former editor at the New York Times Book Review; author of three books, including her memoir, "Unafraid of the Dark," a contributing editor to UU World, the magazine of the Unitarian Universalist Association, and a contributing columnist for She lives in New York City.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Unafraid of the Dark
ISBN: 9781442099777. OCLC Number: 502037533

Paw Prints. .

Unafraid of the dark :
ISBN: 0385494750. OCLC Number: 41208101

Anchor Books,. .

Rosemary Bray describes growing up poor in Chicago in the 1960s and becoming one of the first black women at Yale; she shows why changes in the welfare system make it virtually impossible for her inspiring story to happen today.