Books:Inheritance, a novel
(Hamilton Stone Editions, 2011), Some Place Quite Unknown
(Hamilton Stone Editions, 2010), Wet Earth and Dreams: A Narrative of Grief and Recovery
(Duke University Press, 1998), The Mother Knot
(Duke University Press, 1996), Beyond the Whiteness of Whiteness: Memoir of a White Mother of Black Sons
(Duke University Press, 1995), Worlds Beyond My Control
(Dutton/NAL, 1991), The Powers of Charlotte
(Crossing Press, 1988)
NYFA for fiction
NEA for fiction
Meyerson Center for Human Rights
for work on whiteness/race.
University Award for Excellence in Teaching from the New School, Eugene Lang College.