About Taylor Made
Winner of the 2019 Royal Palm Literary Award!
Join award-winning, first-time author Dr. Ray Noble Taylor as he guides us through his family’s Great Migration story. In Taylor Made: Poetry, Prose, and Reflections, we meet the colorful people who populate the Taylor family tree: his grandfather Papa Will Henry, a hard drinking man who nevertheless imparts important life lessons to his grandson; Papa Will Henry’s long-suffering wife, Mama Zorah, who finally takes matters into her own hands; Dr. Taylor’s father, a successful preacher hiding a secret; Dr. Taylor’s family, with characters easily recognizable in so many families; and Dr. Taylor’s wife, Frances, the love of his life. Here in these pages is also found a lovely tip of the hat to the “little people,” who Dr. Taylor is the first to acknowledge contributed to both his professional and personal success.
Awarded the Florida Writers Association’s Gold Medal at the 2019 Royal Literary Awards, Taylor Made: Poetry, Prose, and Reflections is at once a gentle walk down memory lane and, at the same time, is an unsparing look at America’s difficult, disruptive, and oftentimes tumultuous history.
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