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 18 hours 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 17 days 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 2 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 3 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 6 months ago by Ted Howard
I bought this book for the title, because sometimes you can judge a book by its title. It's a line from a poem by Donna Kate Rushin. The truth is Ms. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Malocclusion Ten Four
A small book that packs a big punch, Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self is a compilation of short stories about being African-American or mixed-race in modern-day America. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Wendy L. Hines
SIGH -- I hardly know where to start!
The first three stories were amazingly beautiful, poignant, and heartbreaking. Read more