Peterkin, Julia Scarlet Sister Mary

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Scarlet Sister Mary

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Banned in Boston when it was first published in 1928, Scarlet Sister Mary is the story of a sexy, independent, and outspoken woman who lives to please herself. Abandoned by her husband, the heroine takes many lovers, loses her firstborn son, and eventually "finds peace" as a church member, although she refuses to give up her love charm and her gold hoop earrings. Scarlet Sister Mary shocked readers with its sensual portrayal of a black woman's private life, but it was universally lauded for its honesty and courage. The first edition sold more than one million copies worldwide, and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1929.

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"Peterkin is a southern white woman, but she has the eye and the ear to see beauty and know truth."--W. E. B. Du Bois

"[Peterkin] pioneered in demonstrating the literary potential for serious depictions of the African-American experience."--Charles Joyner, Coastal Carolina University

[Peterkin] pioneered in demonstrating the literary potential for serious depictions of the African-American experience."--Charles Joyner, Coastal Carolina University"

Peterkin is a southern white woman, but she has the eye and the ear to see beauty and know truth.--W. E. B. Du Bois

[Peterkin] pioneered in demonstrating the literary potential for serious depictions of the African-American experience.--Charles Joyner "Coastal Carolina University "

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Julia Peterkin pioneered in demonstrating the literary potential for serious depictions of the African-American experience. In her novels and stories, she taps the richness of rural southern black culture and oral traditions. This novel won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

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