Great-Grandmother














Mama















Deborah as a child
















Crockett


















By Deborah E. McDowell




Steeped in the lively cadence of black speech and the art of storytelling, Leaving Pipe Shop is one woman's reclamation of her family's history and ultimately her own. Clear-eyed, yet with feeling a delicacy, Deborah E. McDowell offers this moving and textured meditation on the ties of kin and the claims of memory...

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