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Another Brooklyn: A Novel

by Jacqueline Woodson

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A Finalist for the 2016 National Book Award

New York Times Bestseller

A SeattleTimes pick for Summer Reading Roundup 2017

The acclaimed New York Times bestselling and National Book Award?winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming delivers her first adult novel in twenty years.

Running into a long-ago friend sets memory from the 1970s in motion for August, transporting her to a time and a place where friendship was everything?until it wasn?t. For August and her girls, sharing confidences as they ambled through neighborhood streets, Brooklyn was a place where they believed that they were beautiful, talented, brilliant?a part of a future that belonged to them.

But beneath the hopeful veneer, there was another Brooklyn, a dangerous place where grown men reached for innocent girls in dark hallways, where ghosts haunted the night, where mothers disappeared. A world where madness was just a sunset away and fathers found hope in religion.

Like Louise Meriwether?s Daddy Was a Number Runner and Dorothy Allison?s Bastard Out of Carolina, Jacqueline Woodson?s Another Brooklyn heartbreakingly illuminates the formative time when childhood gives way to adulthood?the promise and peril of growing up?and exquisitely renders a powerful, indelible, and fleeting friendship that united four young lives.

 

Amazon.com Review

An Amazon Best Book of August 2016: Another Brooklyn, Jacqueline Woodson?s first adult novel in twenty years is nothing short of remarkable. Her protagonist, August, is one of four girls coming of age in 1970s Brooklyn who become ?always and all ways? friends until one by one their lives take different turns. Woodson is able to convey so much with so little?her words and sentences are beautifully crafted to fill you with emotion and understanding in a single line that feels effortless and light. The girls? lives move to the beat of disco rhythms, the chant of Double Dutch, and later the pleas of their boyfriends to do just this one thing?Their neighborhood is both lifeline and trap, as so many places are, and it?s hard to say for sure why some break the tether and others become what they once scorned. Another Brooklyn is a breathtaking account of growing up female and black in a time of conflicting pressures and crushing assumptions, and in doing so creating a lifetime of memories. --Seira Wilson, The Amazon Book Review

Product Description

A Finalist for the 2016 National Book Award

New York Times Bestseller

A SeattleTimes pick for Summer Reading Roundup 2017

The acclaimed New York Times bestselling and National Book Award?winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming delivers her first adult novel in twenty years.

Running into a long-ago friend sets memory from the 1970s in motion for August, transporting her to a time and a place where friendship was everything?until it wasn?t. For August and her girls, sharing confidences as they ambled through neighborhood streets, Brooklyn was a place where they believed that they were beautiful, talented, brilliant?a part of a future that belonged to them.

But beneath the hopeful veneer, there was another Brooklyn, a dangerous place where grown men reached for innocent girls in dark hallways, where ghosts haunted the night, where mothers disappeared. A world where madness was just a sunset away and fathers found hope in religion.

Like Louise Meriwether?s Daddy Was a Number Runner and Dorothy Allison?s Bastard Out of Carolina, Jacqueline Woodson?s Another Brooklyn heartbreakingly illuminates the formative time when childhood gives way to adulthood?the promise and peril of growing up?and exquisitely renders a powerful, indelible, and fleeting friendship that united four young lives.

 

ASIN B01825C5JI
Amazon Sales Rank 58,343
Main Category Kindle Edition
Group eBooks
Publisher Amistad
Studio Amistad
Manufacturer Amistad
Language(s) English (Published)
Adult Product? No
 

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