Memoir Winner: You Don't Have to Say You Love Me

I’ve called Sherman Alexie’s You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me “an unvarnished truth bomb” and while true, that authenticity is only as powerful as it is because of the heart and humor of this story. This trifecta of wonderful storytelling that Alexie created brings an intimacy that forever binds you to him and his family, particularly his mother, as he delves into her power, her life, and her relationship with him. His description of his life both on the reservation and after he left is wholly unique and fascinating, and still serves as a reminder of the universal truth that the ties that bind us all are made up of the people we call family, either by blood or by choice. And that sometimes the messiness of that family story can obscure just how strong the love is. —Abby, Audible Editor