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Another Brooklyn: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

The acclaimed New York Times best-selling and National Book Award-winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming delivers her first adult novel in 20 years.

Running into a long-ago friend sets memories 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.

©2016 Jacqueline Woodson (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

What the Critics Say

"[Narrator Robin] Miles's rich voice embraces dialects, accents, and moods as August's thoughts float back and forth in time.... Miles illuminates the novel's themes, celebrating Woodson's lines as if they were fine jazz improvisations." (AudioFile)

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    I didn't want this story to end. So well written and performed. I felt an attachment to each of the characters and would love to know where they are today.

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    I heard about this book from the Fresh Air podcast. I was quite excited to listen to it. It started a little slow. I had to relisten to the first chapter a few times. Once it got going it was pretty good.
    It's a quick listen. I would recommend it.

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    "A great start to an amazing story…"

    I fell in love with the characters and the storyline. The narrator was amazing but the story felt unfinished and left too many questions unanswered. I felt this story had just really got started when it finished.

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    "Absolutely stunning! Maya Angelou reincarnated."

    From the first paragraphs this book took my breath away! The narrator really brought to the fore the beautiful, poetic language, writing that I really haven't found since I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. The story itself is sweet, sad, so real and yet beautified, bedazzled with vivid language. I'm sad it was so short, I could've kept listening forever.

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    wow. I became attached to the characters. Wanted them to be happy and joyous.

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    This was a well read and presented production. I loved the music chosen for the intro and ending.

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    Only made it through listening on 1.5 speed because I had to read it for a book club. Didn't care about any of the characters and struggled to finish.

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