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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Courtney McKinney-Whitaker  

Pen Name: Tara Courtney McKinney-Whitaker

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Young Adult;

Born: in Greenville, South Carolina


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Illinois Connection

McKinney-Whitaker currently lives in Peoria, Illinois. She graduated with a Master's in English from Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

A native of Greenville, South Carolina, Courtney McKinney-Whitaker holds a bachelor's degree in history from the University of South Carolina Honors College, a master's of library and information science from the University of South Carolina, and a master's in English from Illinois State University. She lives in Illinois with her family.Along with the book she has published, she also edited the book, ''Eunice: A Tale of Reconstruction Times in South Carolina''.


Selected Titles At Your Library

The last sister :
ISBN: 9781611174298. OCLC Number: 890723262

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In 1759, after a band of fellow settlers fakes a Cherokee raid to conceal the murder of her family, seventeen-year-old Catriona Catie Blair embarks on a journey across rural South Carolina and through Cherokee territory to report the crime and bring the murderers to justice, while desperately seeking to regain her own sense of safety.

The last sister :
ISBN: 1611174309. OCLC Number: 890723262

. .

In 1759, after a band of fellow settlers fakes a Cherokee raid to conceal the murder of her family, seventeen-year-old Catriona "Catie" Blair embarks on a journey across rural South Carolina and through Cherokee territory to report the crime and bring the murderers to justice, while desperately seeking to regain her own sense of safety.

Additional Title Information

The Last Sister: A Novel

, University of South Carolina Press , 2014


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