“[An] aching debut…[with] echoes of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings…” —Publisher’s Weekly
“Reading Dedra Johnson’s Sandrine’s Letter to Tomorrow, I was fully in the presence of the mind, heart, and soul of a richly rendered, fascinating fictional character. I knew I was also in the presence of the brilliant voice and sensibility of a major new American writer. This is an important novel by a true artist.” —Robert Olen Butler
“Dedra Johnson has caught something wonderful in Sandrine’s Letter to Tomorrow. She writes brilliantly about childhood, New Orleans, the intricacies of a vexed family life. Sandrine is a remarkable debut novel that will catch your heart.” —Frederick Barthelme
“A native and current resident of New Orleans, Dedra Johnson received her MFA from the University of Florida, where she was a finalist for the Hurston/Wright Award for College Writers. Sandrine’s Letter to Tomorrow was a finalist for the 2006 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Award.”
There will be readings in New Orleans and elsewhere, in November and beyond.