Friday, February 17, 2012

A New Book from Barbara Wright

Four years in the making...and Barbara Wright has done it again! The event on February 8th at the Tattered Book Cover on Colfax Avenue in Denver was so well attended (more than 75 people) there were not enough chairs, and late comers had to stand. Barbara was her usual upbeat and happy self answering questions from the audience for over half an hour. When the questions finished, a long line formed around the room for signed copies of her book. It was a fun, interesting and informative evening.

Following is a summary of Crow, and a short bio on Barbara Wright.
CROW - published by Random House.  ISBN 978-0-375-86928-0

Growing up in the port city of Wilmington, N.C. in 1898, a 12-year old boy named Moses and his family are devastated by a racial riot and coup d'├ętat.

Part of a thriving African-American community, Moses lives with his father, a city alderman and journalist, his mother, a maid, and his grandmother, a former slave.

A white supremacist campaign for state government offices and an editorial by the editor of the black newspaper stir up the community to a boiling point, and Moses finds himself in the middle of escalating events that forever change life as he knows it.  Based on historical facts, CROW deals with an event long left out of history books, but essential to understanding the history of race relations in America.

Short bio

Barbara Wright grew up in North Carolina and has lived in France, Korea and El Salvador.  Her other novels include EASY MONEY (Algonquin) and PLAIN LANGUAGE (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster), which won a Spur Award from the Western Writers of America.  She lives in Denver with her husband and plays tennis and jazz piano. You can visit her online at