October 2019 Indie Next List #1 Great Read

Red at the Bone: A Novel by Jacqueline WoodsonRed at the Bone: A Novel by Jacqueline WoodsonOn the cover of this month's Indie Next list is
Red at the Bone: A Novel, by Jacqueline Woodson

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“Although you can read Jacqueline Woodson’s newest novel over the course of one evening, there is nothing breezy about the richness of its story, nothing short about the depth of its characters, nothing quick about the way this book stays with you after you finish reading. Told through five distinct voices, Red at the Bone tracks an African-American family through time and place as an unexpected pregnancy upends and reshapes family and class expectations as well as individual trajectories. Ultimately, the novel is about legacy in every sense of the word. And since Woodson’s writing packs the emotional punch of an epic in a novella number of pages, the legacy of her book is to be read over and over and over again.”

Kelly Brown, Magic City Books, Tulsa, OK


 

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