{Prime} Another Brooklyn: A NovelAuthor Jacqueline Woodson – Albawater.co

Woodsons unsparing story of a girl becoming a woman recalls some of the genres all time greats A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, The Bluest Eye and especially, with its darkly poetic language, The House on Mango Street Sarah Begley, Time An engrossing novel about friendship, race, the magic of place and the relentlessness of change People Magazine Woodson manages to remember what cannot be documented, to suggest what cannot be said Another Brooklyn is another name for poetry Washington Post Woodson does for young black girls what short story master Alice Munroe does for poor rural ones She imbues their everyday lives with significance Elle In Jacqueline Woodsons soaring choral poem of a novelfour young friendsnavigate the perils of adolescence, mean streets, and haunted memory in s Brooklyn, all while dreaming of escape Vanity Fair Another Brooklyn joins the tradition of studying female friendships and the families we create when our own isnt enough, like that of Toni Morrisons Sula, Tayari Jones Silver Sparrow and Zami A New Spelling of My Name by Audre Lorde Woodson uses her expertise at portraying the lives of children to explore the power of memory, death and friendship Los Angeles Times Book Review it is the personal encounters that form the gorgeous center of this intense, moving novelStructured as short vignettes, each readinglike prose poetry than traditional narrative, the novel unfolds as memory does, in burning flashes, thick with detail New York Times Book Review With Another Brooklyn, Jacqueline Woodson has delivered a love letter to loss, girlhood, and home It is a lyrical, haunting exploration of family, memory, and other ties that bind us to one another and the world Boston Globe Woodson writes lyrically about what it means to be a girl in America, and what it means to be black in America Each sentence is taut with potential energy, but the story never bursts into tragic flames it stays strong and subtle throughout Huffington Post Gorgeously written and moving, Another Brooklyn is an examination of the complexities of youth and adolescence, loss, friendship, family, race, and religion Jarry Lee, BuzzfeedA Finalistfor theNational Book AwardNew York Times Bestseller A SeattleTimes pick for Summer Reading Roundup A Bustle Fall Roundup pick for The acclaimed New York Times bestselling and National Book Awardwinning author of Brown Girl Dreaming delivers her first adult novel in twenty yearsRunning into a long ago friend sets memory from the s in motion for August, transporting her to a time and a place where friendship was everythinguntil it wasnt 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, brillianta part of a future that belonged to themBut 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 Meriwethers Daddy Was a Number Runner and Dorothy Allisons Bastard Out of Carolina, Jacqueline Woodsons Another Brooklyn heartbreakingly illuminates the formative time when childhood gives way to adulthoodthe promise and peril of growing upand exquisitely renders a powerful, indelible, and fleeting friendship that united four young lives