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Water Street by Crystal Wilkinson

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As a youth, Crystal Wilkinson typically spent the school year on her grandparents’ farm in Casey County, Kentucky, and the summers with aunts and uncles in Stanford, Kentucky, the county seat of adjoining Lincoln County. That inspires the small-town setting for these stories in Wilkinson’s second collection. “Water Street continues to establish [Crystal Wilkinson] as an author who deserves wider attention.” – Washington Post. “A sharp African-American updating of Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio.Utne Reader.


Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, a 2017 reprint of a 2002 release. 185 pages with a Foreword by Jacinda Townsend and an Afterword by Marianne Worthington. Trade paperback