"S" is for Sanders, Dorinda [Sua] Watsee [b. 1934]

Jan 5, 2021

"S" is for Sanders, Dorinda [Sua] Watsee [b. 1934]. Farmer, novelist. After graduating from the segregated schools in York County, Dori Sanders attended community colleges in Maryland. Then, during the winter, she worked as a banquet manager. During the summer she worked on her family’s 200-acre farm and helped staff Sanders’ Peach Shed on US Highway 321. She had been writing for a number of years and in 1990, Algonquin Press published her first novel, Clover. The lyrical novel received rave reviews, won the Lillian Smith Book Award, and later became a made-for-television motion picture. Her second novel, Her Own Place appeared in 1993. In addition to her fiction, Dorinda Sua Watsee Sanders has published a highly successful cookbook, Dori Sanders’ Country Cooking: Recipes and Stories from the Family Stand.