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Author | Playwright | Lecturer | Advocate

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My General Tubman 

My General Tubman grapples with the complex Civil War-era journey of the mature Harriet Tubman--and the impact she continues to have today.

"A thoroughly engaging memoir.… Cary invites readers into a complex extended family.… A distinctly American story."

Martha Anne Toll, NPR

Ladysitting: My Year with Nana at the End of Her Century

Praise & Reviews

"A profoundly moving, evocative work that puts a fully realized human face on the issue of slavery and its consequences.The Price of a Child marks the emergence of a powerful voice in American fiction."

 Paula L. Woods, Philadelphia Inquirer

The Price of a Child

“Engaging. . . . Cary creates characters with such full-bodied life that their predicaments remain vivid.” 

The New York Times Book Review

If Sons, Then Heirs


Friday, 10/6, at 3pm CT

The Little Theater, Fisk U, Nashville, TN

Fisk theater students will read a first draft of my libretto for Jubilee! about the Fisk Jubilee Singers, Damien Geter, composer; Portland Opera.

Monday, 10/16, 12pm ET
Kelly Writers House, UPenn, Philadelphia, PA

In conversation with Elizabeth L. Silver about her new novel, The Majority

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About Lorene Cary

 Lorene Cary is author of the memoirs Ladysitting and Black Ice, three novels, and a book for young readers. She teaches at the University of Pennsylvania and has written a one-act opera of Ladysitting and a play, My General Tubman. She lives in Philadelphia.

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