I absolutely loved the variety in stories and in characters.
That's the thing about these stories, and something that Evans does well throughout the collection: presenting the intellectual black experience.
I know this isn't the most in depth summary, there are some amazing ones, but I would definitely recommend reading this book!
I saw this book mentioned in a list for books every black american should read. Although I am not a fan of short story collections, this writer has a fresh perspective on relevant... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Overwhelmed Counselor
I first saw Evans at an AWP conference a few years ago and loved the way she spoke. When I heard the title of her book, I knew I had to read her writing. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Melanie Page
There's one story in this collection that is fantastic. The one about the soldier returning from Iraq. Can't think of its title. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Collette Funkhauser
Each story in this book is full of raw emotion. These characters' experiences bring up lots of questions and truths about society.Published 6 months ago by flyingscwirl
I loved this book! It was just so fresh and so different from any other novels about African Americans that I have read. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Jay Kay
"I didn't feel anymore like being myself was something for which I owed the world an apology."
That brilliant quote, ladies and gentleman, is from Before You... Read more
I ordered this book for one of my daughter's college courses on Jan. 1st and she has yet to receive it. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Ted Howard