Staff Pick

From the first pages of this memoir, you will be hooked. The author is fourteen years old when her mother wakes her in the middle of the night to confide that her husband’s best friend has kissed her. So begins many secrets shared between mother and daughter. As the author gets older, she continues to be her mother’s confidante while hiding the truth from her beloved stepfather, family and friends. This is the kind of book that you will want to talk about with everybody because it is so full of explosive true-life incidents.

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ISBN: 9781328519030
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - October 15th, 2019

Staff Pick

 Author of the Binti trilogy (and my favorite sci-fi writer) Nnedi Okorafor opens herself up in this little memoir, giving readers a glimpse into the driving forces behind her powerful storytelling. A child of immigrants from a lively Nigerian hometown, a star athlete who became paralyzed overnight, a black woman who experiences racial harassment—Okorafor has plenty to draw from when creating her characters: strong-willed black women who repeatedly overcome hardships. She believes that out of the broken emerges the fantastic, and this is precisely what you feel in her storytelling.



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ISBN: 9781501195471
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Published: Simon & Schuster/ TED - June 18th, 2019

Staff Pick

As a writer—of novels, essays, memoirs, poems—Kingsnorth’s engagement with the world comes filtered through words. Consequently, when something goes awry in his relationship to those words, his whole world starts to fall apart. Rather than bringing on a case of writer’s block, however, this crisis makes Kingsnorth reassess what words—those demanding, relentless “savage gods”—want from him and how he can live an authentic life through or despite them. The quest launches him into this extraordinary set of reflections—as eloquent as they are anguished—that range from literary to philosophical to spiritual to socio-cultural as he considers his roles and responsibilities to his family, to the environment, to culture.

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ISBN: 9781937512859
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Published: Two Dollar Radio - September 17th, 2019