Leaving Cecil Street by Diane McKinney-Whetstone audiobook

Leaving Cecil Street

By Diane McKinney-Whetstone
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Best-selling author Diane McKinney-Whetstone has won such prizes as the Zora Neale Hurston Society award for creative contribution to literature. Set in 1969, Leaving Cecil Street takes place in a proud neighborhood of West Philadelphia. The block has just thrown a summertime street party. Joe and Louise have been married for awhile, and Joe loves his wife. But sometimes he wonders what might have been if he had pursued some of those dreams he left behind. "Diane McKinney-Whetstone is an immensely gifted writer who seamlessly weaves a rich tapestry of desire and discontent in this engrossing tale of working-class Philadelphians coping with change and each other."-Essence

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Best-selling author Diane McKinney-Whetstone has won such prizes as the Zora Neale Hurston Society award for creative contribution to literature. Set in 1969, Leaving Cecil Street takes place in a proud neighborhood of West Philadelphia. The block has just thrown a summertime street party. Joe and Louise have been married for awhile, and Joe loves his wife. But sometimes he wonders what might have been if he had pursued some of those dreams he left behind. "Diane McKinney-Whetstone is an immensely gifted writer who seamlessly weaves a rich tapestry of desire and discontent in this engrossing tale of working-class Philadelphians coping with change and each other."-Essence

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Diane McKinney-Whetstone…creates a unique, believable black middle-class world where there are no villains—just individuals trying their very best to get through life while inflicting minimum pain on each other, or themselves…These people are flawed, human, and engaging in the best sense.” Washington Post
Leaving Cecil Street is spellbinding, flawlessly written, and deeply moving. Diane McKinney-Whetstone is an immensely gifted writer who seamlessly weaves a rich tapestry of desire and discontent in this engrossing tale of working-class Philadelphians coping with change and each other.” Essence
“Wistful, melodious, contemplative, McKinney-Whetstone’s prose feels inspired…[and] is remarkable for the rich development of all its characters.” Publishers Weekly
“McKinney-Whetstone offers finely drawn characters and an evocative setting while exploring human relations in a close-knit black community.” Booklist
“The author depicts…[the] pivotal events in other characters’ lives that explain the complex, secret, and often painful connections among them. This richly poetic novel offers a vivid depiction of urban life during the early post-civil-rights era.” School Library Journal
“[A] heartfelt fourth from McKinney-Whetstone, who has a true talent for strong characters, effortlessly natural dialogue, and prose that flows.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Diane McKinney-Whetstone

Author Bio: Diane McKinney-Whetstone

Diane McKinney-Whetstone is the author of five acclaimed novels and the recipient of numerous awards, including the American Library Association’s Black Caucus Literary Award for Fiction, which she won twice. She teaches fiction writing at the University of Pennsylvania and lives in Philadelphia with her husband, Greg.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Runtime: 9.20
Audience: Adult
Language: English