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Brooklyn native to discuss latest novel in Fort Greene

Brooklyn BookBeat

March 11, 2015 Brooklyn BookBeat
Author Bernice McFadden will speak in Brooklyn on March 31. Photo by Eric Payne
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Brooklyn-born Bernice L. McFadden, author of nine novels and a three-time Hurston/Wright Legacy Award finalist, will present her latest work, “Loving Donovan,” with award-winning author Terry McMillan on March 31 at BRIC.

“Loving Donovan” is an unconventional love story about two very complex people. Despite being born to a brokenhearted mother and a faithless father, Campbell still believes in the power of love.

Living in the same neighborhood, but unknown to Campbell until a chance meeting brings them together, is Donovan, the “little man” of a shattered home — a family torn apart by anger and bitterness. In the face of daunting obstacles, Donovan dreams of someday marrying, raising a family and playing in the NBA. But deep inside, Campbell and Donovan live with the histories that have shaped their lives. What they discover — together and apart — forms the basis of this novel.

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Terry McMillan — in a new introduction to the novel — calls McFadden “one of the best contemporary literary writers out there today.” McFadden’s previous work has garnered mass critical acclaim. Her novel “Gathering of Waters” was a New York Times Editors’ Choice and one of the 100 Notable Books of 2012, and her 2010 release “Glorious” was a finalist of the NAACP Image Award.

The March 31 event will begin at 7 p.m. at Stoop at BRIC House (647 Fulton St. in Fort Greene).



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