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Lucinda Roy To Read From Her New Novel At The University Of Virginia Bookstore Feb. 24

February 11, 2000 -- Prize-winning author and poet Lucinda Roy will read from her latest novel, "The Hotel Alleluia," on Thursday, Feb. 24, at 8 p.m. at the University of Virginia Bookstore Mezzanine. A book signing will follow the reading. The free event, sponsored by the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African and African-American Studies, is open to the public.

"The Hotel Alleluia" (HarperCollins) is about half-sisters, one white and one black, who became separated between continents early in their lives. Following their mother's death, they unite, encounter turmoil, and are forced to question their beliefs and rediscover their faith in family and in each other.

Roy's collection of poetry, "The Hummingbirds," won the Eight Mountain Poetry Prize in 1995. Her first novel, "Lady Moses," released in 1998, received national praise. Currently an Alumni Distinguished Professor of English at Virginia Tech, Roy has published poetry and short stories that have appeared in publications in England, Jamaica, and the United States.

For more information, call Laura Martof at the University Bookstore at (804) 924-1073 or e-mail lam2c@virginia.edu

Contact: Katherine Jackson, (804) 924-3629

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: please contact the Office of University Relations at (804) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (804) 924-7550.
SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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