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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Carol Manley  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: in Belvidere, Illinois

-- Carol Manley on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Carol was born in Belvidere and now lives in Springfield, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Carol recieved her B.A. from North Park College and an M.A. from the University of Illinois at Springfield.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Church Booty
ISBN: 1604890088

Livingston Press. 2008

Fiction. The second winner in the third annual Tartt Fiction Contest, this irresistible collection of stories offers a humorous and sympathetic look at Black culture in America, much of which is centered on church and love. Manley's take on mixed race marriage is also immensely touching. She has a gift for winding humor and tragedy into a tight ball that hits a home-run each time. "Carol Manley's collection of stories, CHURCH BOOTY, is full of believers caught up in lives whose particularities are wildly funny and heartbreakingly sad and challenge any coherent cosmic explanation. In Manley's masterful hands, all of this adds up to not only a riveting read, but also the bona fide cosmic coherence of art"--Robert Olen Butler.

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