Another Brooklyn

Another Brooklyn

A Novel

Downloadable Audiobook - 2016
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Longlisted for the National Book Award

New York Times Bestseller

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

Running into a long-ago friend sets memory 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.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, 2016.
ISBN: 9780062472663
Characteristics: 1 sound file : digital
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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spiderfelt_0
Jun 22, 2017

Woodson perfectly captures the magic of friendship between girls growing up together in difficult circumstances. She painted a crystal clear picture of the times, and of the places that filled their lives and the strength they drew from each other.

smc_1 Jan 21, 2017

A transporting listen (or read) about a young girl growing up in Brooklyn. Poetic, musical language; about memory, love, youth. Best audiobook in a long time!

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dutcheja
Oct 14, 2016

I don't think I've ever given a book a single star but this book has to be the dumbest book I've ever read/listened to. There are 3 cb's in this audiobook. Disc 1 is about this small town in the south. It's quirky and funny and I really enjoyed it. I anxiously put in disc 2 and had absolutely no idea what was going on!! It's like a whole other book. It's dark and solemn. I listened to the whole disc and never figured out why the switch. I put in disc 3 hoping all the pieces would come together but it was about 5 minutes long and the the credits rolled. I was left hanging, I never did figure it out. It was a total waste of my time.

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