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Dorothea Olivia Benton Frank (September 12, 1951 – September 2, 2019) was a best-selling American novelist.[1] Her novels, including Porch Lights and By Invitation Only, are set in South Carolina.[2][3]

Dorothea Benton Frank
Born
Dorothea Olivia Benton

September 12, 1951
Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, U.S.
Died (aged 67)
ResidenceMontclair, New Jersey, U.S.
OccupationNovelist
Spouse(s)Peter Frank
Childrentwo
Websitewww.dotfrank.com

BiographyEdit

Dorothea Benton Frank was born and grew up on Sullivan's Island in South Carolina.[4][5] She attended Bishop England High School in Charleston, and then General William Moultrie High School, from where she graduated in 1969. She went on to become a graduate of the Fashion Institute of America in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1972.[4] She died in Manhattan of complications from myelodysplastic syndrome on September 2, 2019, at the age of 67.[6][7]

WorksEdit

Lowcountry Tales seriesEdit

  • Sullivan's Island: A Low Country Tale, Jove Berkley Publishing Group, 1999, ISBN 978-0739408377
  • Plantation, Jove Books, 2001, ISBN 978-0739417034
  • Isle of Palms: A Lowcountry Tale, Thorndike Press, 2003, ISBN 978-0786258765
  • Shem Creek: A Lowcountry Tale, Berkley Hardcover, 2004, ISBN 978-0425196083
  • Pawleys Island: A Lowcountry Tale, Berkley Books, 2005, ISBN 978-0425202715
  • Return to Sullivan's Island (Lowcountry Tales), William Morrow, 2009, ISBN 978-0061438455
  • Lowcountry Summer, William Morrow, 2010, ISBN 978-0061961175
  • Folly Beach: A Lowcountry Tale, William Morrow, 2011 ISBN 978-0061961274
  • The Hurricane Sisters, William Morrow, 2014, ISBN 978-0062132529
  • Same Beach, Next Year, William Morrow, 2017, ISBN 978-0062390783

NovelsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jordan, Tina (May 25, 2018). "'I'm the One You Want to Sit Next to When Things Are Dull'". The New York Times. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
  2. ^ Cutler, Jacqueline (September 9, 2012). "Dorothea Benton Frank: 'Porch Lights'". NJ.com. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
  3. ^ Cutler, Jacqueline (May 27, 2018). "Say 'I do' to Dorothea Benton Frank's latest about a wedding". NJ.com. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
  4. ^ a b Collins, Vicki, "Frank, Dorothea Benton", South Carolina Encyclopedia (University of South Carolina, Institute for Southern Studies), August 10, 2016, updated October 4, 2016. Retrieved June 11, 2018.
  5. ^ "Dorothea Benton Frank" at HarperCollins Publishers.
  6. ^ aparker@postandcourier.com, Adam Parker. "Dorothea Benton Frank, beloved Lowcountry author, dies". Post and Courier. Retrieved Sep 4, 2019.
  7. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/08/obituaries/dorothea-benton-frank-dead.html

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