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Another Brooklyn Hardcover – 9 August 2016

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  • Hardcover : 192 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0062359983
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0062359988
  • Product Dimensions : 1.78 x 12.7 x 20.07 cm
  • Publisher : Amistad Press (9 August 2016)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.2 out of 5 stars 373 ratings

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"Jacqueline Woodson's Another Brooklyn is a gauzy, lyrical fever dream of a book."--Vox Magazine

"Jacqueline Woodson's Another Brooklyn is a wonder. With a poet's soul and a poet's eye for image and ear for lyrical language, Woodson delivers a moving meditation on girlhood, love, loss, hurt, friendship, family, faith, longing, and desire. This novel is a love letter to a place, an era, and a group of young women that we've never seen depicted quite this way or this tenderly. Woodson has created an unforgettable, entrancing narrator in August. I'll go anywhere she leads me."--Naomi Jackson, author of The Star Side of Bird Hill

"...fine-cadenced prose..."--Wall Street Journal

"...it is the personal encounters that form the gorgeous center of this intense, moving novel...Structured as short vignettes, each reading more like prose poetry than traditional narrative, the novel unfolds as memory does, in burning flashes, thick with detail..."--New York Times Book Review

''...And Sister Jacqueline Woodson comes singing memory. Her words like summer lightning get caught in my throat and I draw her up from southern roots to a Brooklyn of a thousand names, where she and her three 'sisters' learn to navigate a new season. A new herstory. Everywhere I turn, my dear Sister Jacqueline, I hear your words, a wild sea pausing in the wind. And I sing..."--Sister Sonia Sanchez

"Another Brooklyn joins the tradition of studying female friendships and the families we create when our own isn't enough, like that of Toni Morrison's 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

"Another Brooklyn reads like a love song to girlhood..."--Bustle

"emotionally resonant work"--Seattle Times

"[E]ntwined coming-of-age narratives-lost mothers, wounded war vets, nodding junkies, menacing streetscapes-are starkly realistic, yet brim with moments of pure poetry."--Elle Books Feature

"A stunning achievement from one of the quietly great masters of our time."--Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

From the Back Cover

For August, running into a long-ago friend sets in motion resonant memories and transports her to a time and a place she thought she had mislaid: 1970s Brooklyn, where friendship was everything.

August, Sylvia, Angela, and Gigi shared confidences as they ambled their neighborhood streets, a place where the girls believed that they were amazingly beautiful, brilliantly talented, with a future that belonged to them.

But beneath the hopeful promise there was another Brooklyn, a dangerous place where grown men reached for innocent girls in dark hallways, where mothers disappeared, where fathers found religion, and where madness was a mere sunset away.

Jacqueline Woodson's Another Brooklyn heartbreakingly illuminates the formative period when a child meets adulthood--when precious innocence meets the all-too-real perils of growing up. In prose exquisite and lyrical, sensuous and tender, Woodson breathes life into memories, portraying an indelible friendship that united young lives.

Another Brooklyn is an enthralling work of literature from one of our most gifted novelists.--Emma Straub, New York Times Bestselling author of Modern Lovers and The Vacationers

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