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Outskirts Press Announces All My Friends Have Dark Brown Eyes, the Latest Highly-Anticipated Fiction Book from Calumet City, IL Author D.J. Berrien

Calumet City, IL, July 28, 2009 --( Outskirts Press, Inc. has published All My Friends Have Dark Brown Eyes by D.J. Berrien, which is the author's most recent book to date. The 6 x 9 Paperback cream in the Fiction category is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a suggested retail price of $19.95. The webpage at was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.

About the Book (Excerpts & Info)

Fourteen-year-old Daisy Mae Herman has never known life outside her impoverished inner city Chicago neighborhood. Kalyn McKenzie is a sheltered only child in the middle class, mostly white part of town known as Westlake. Now, these two diametrically opposed worlds will intersect when the Herman family moves into the neighborhood where blacks are still a rarity—and cause for alarm.

Frank, compassionate and inspiring, All My Friends Have Dark Brown Eyes examines a shifting American racial landscape and the lives of those caught up in it. For Daisy, leaving her Chicago ghetto means turning her back on a comfortable cocoon—even if it’s defined by a lack of opportunities—for an alien world where she is daily reminded of her outsider status. Meanwhile, Kalyn’s seemingly ideal upbringing belies a way of life that’s eternally fearful of the unknown, as she is urged to avoid any contact with her new neighbor. Then a crisis erupts, putting something else ahead of stereotypes: survival.

As Daisy and Kalyn navigate the racial divide that separates them, their lives will intertwine in unexpected ways, leading to explosive events that rock each family to the core. And neither is prepared for the end result…

Deftly constructed at 319 pages, All My Friends Have Dark Brown Eyes is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the Fiction category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, All My Friends Have Dark Brown Eyes meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $19.95.

Additionally, All My Friends Have Dark Brown Eyes can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press wholesale online bookstore at

ISBN: 9781432712228
Format: 6 x 9 Paperback cream
SRP: $19.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit

About the Author

D.J. Berrien is a 1982 graduate of Illinois State University. She studied creative writing at Columbia College Chicago, where her short story was selected for publication in Hair Trigger 20, an award-winning anthology. She lives with her husband and two children in Lynwood, Illinois.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

Outskirts Press offers full-service, custom self-publishing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available globally at and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press, Inc. represents the future of book publishing, today.


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