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Ann Petry

Ann PetryAKA Ann Lane

Born: 12-Oct-1908
Birthplace: Old Saybrook, CT
Died: 28-Apr-1997
Location of death: Old Saybrook, CT
Cause of death: Illness

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Street

Father: Peter Clark
Mother: Bertha Clark
Sister: (older)
Husband: George D. Petry (writer, m. 22-Feb-1938)
Daughter: Liz Petry

    High School: Old Saybrook High School, Old Saybrook, CT (1929)
    University: Pharmacy, University of Connecticut (1931)
    University: Creative Writing, Columbia University (studied 1944-46)

    NAACP

Author of books:
The Street (1946, novel)
Country Place (1947, novel)
The Drugstore Cat (1949)
The Narrows (1953, novel)
Harriet Tubman, Conductor on the Underground Railroad (1955, juvenile, biography)
Tituba of Salem Village (1964, juvenile, biography)
Legends of the Saints (1970)
Miss Muriel and Other Stories (1971, short stories)


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