Interview with Dolen Perkins-Valdez - TAKE MY HAND

Interview with Dolen Perkins-Valdez - TAKE MY HAND

In this interview, Dolen and I discuss Take My Hand, the inspiration for this book, her research, how she selected Civil's name, creating the court transcript, the hardest part about writing the book, and much more.


In this interview, Dolen and I discuss Take My Hand, the inspiration for this book, her research, how she selected Civil's name, creating the court transcript, the hardest part about writing the book, and much more.

Dolen's recommended reads are:

  1. The Lioness by Chris Bohjalian
  2. Miss Chloe: A Memoir of a Literary Friendship with Toni Morrison by A.J. Verdelle
  3. The Magnolia Palace by Fiona Davis
  4. A Woman of Endurance by Dahlia Llanos-Figueroa
  5. The Lost Book of Eleanor Dare by Kimberly Brock
  6. The Devil's Half Acre by Kristen Green

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