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Ann Petry

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Ann Petry: Old Saybrook’s Bestselling African American Author

Ann Petry was the first African American woman to sell over one million copies of a book with her first novel, The Street. Living most of her life in Old Saybrook, Petry explored the intricacies of Black life during the mid-20th century with her writing. Growing Up in Old Saybrook.
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