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Red at the Bone: A Novel by [Jacqueline Woodson]
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Praise for Red at the Bone:

"Beautiful … a generous, big-hearted novel." – Brit Bennett, #1 NYT bestselling author of The Vanishing Half
 
"Profoundly moving ... With its abiding interest in the miracle of everyday love, Red at the Bone is a proclamation."  —The New York Times Book Review

"A spectacular novel that only [a] legend can pull off, one that wrenches us to confront the life-altering and life-pulling and life-subsuming facts of history, of love, of expectations, of status, of parenthood." – Ibram X. Kendi in The Atlantic
 
"A treasure awaits readers who encounter Red at the Bone….A universal American tale of striving, failing, then trying again." —Time

"Sublime….This short novel contains immense empathy for each member of its wide ensemble. Thus, as Woodson covers nearly a century, from the 1921 Tulsa race massacre to 9/11, her grasp of history’s weight on individuals — and definitive feel for borough life, past and present — proves to be as emotionally transfixing as ever." —Entertainment Weekly

“A true spell of a book, Woodson is one of those rare writers who make you feel like you can do anything, should do anything. The story of family and young love are timeless human stories—but through Woodson’s sentences, this novel offers us new ways to think and embody our burning world and, perhaps most mercifully, permission to dream—and to change.”—Ocean Vuong, New York Times bestselling author of On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous
 
"Red at the Bone is a narrative steeped in truth...Thank you, Ms. Woodson, for leading me home." —The Washington Post

"Red at the Bone is a slim novel that has all the heft of a family saga but reads like poetry... Woodson nailed the ending, leaving me thoroughly satisfied and awed by her talent." – Lynn Neary, NPR

"Lyrical, dreamy, and brimming with compassion for her characters." –Esquire

"[Red at the Bone] subtly explores the ways in which desire can reconfigure our best-laid plans, and its expansive outlook suggests how easily, in African-American life, hard-won privileges can be dissolved."—The New Yorker

"Vast emotional depth, rich historical understanding and revelatory pacing ... Woodson draws the profound magic out of the ordinary. She is unmatched in her ability to evoke emotion."—The San Francisco Chronicle
 
"A remarkable, intergenerational harmony of voices. At its center is hope for both individual and hereditary survival."—USA Today
 
"Gorgeous, moving…A story of love—romantic and familial—and alienation, grief and triumph, disaster and survival." Nylon 
 
"Red at the Bone breaks down the ways in which parenthood changes people for both better and worse and what it means to find your true identity." —Parade 
 
"Slender miracle of a novel [that] performs a magic trick with time….Woodson skips back and forth between the decades so deftly that it feels like it all happens in a heartbeat." —Family Circle

Amazon.com Review

An Amazon Best Book of September 2019: Like many others, I am always in awe when I read Jacqueline Woodson. She’s the author of more than two dozen award-winning and bestselling books, and every time I open to the first page I fall into a trance. All the noise rushes away and what’s left is her melodic prose that waxes in and out of generations so seamlessly that, in the case of Red at the Bone, you’ve just been told the life story of a daughter, her parents, her grandparents, a teenage pregnancy, and a white dress that belonged to each of them. Her writing is tender, but strong, eloquently guiding the reader through the lineage of how hopes are born and sometimes dashed, how neighborhoods gentrify, how mistakes are made and lives are created. Red at the Bone is life-affirming and another incredible novel by Jacqueline Woodson. —Al Woodworth, Amazon Book Review --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

Product details

  • File Size : 731 KB
  • Print Length : 207 pages
  • Publication Date : September 17, 2019
  • Word Wise : Not Enabled
  • Language: : English
  • Publisher : Riverhead Books (September 17, 2019)
  • ASIN : B07PMZZX2Z
  • Text-to-Speech : Not enabled
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN : 0593086414
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Lending : Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.3 out of 5 stars 855 ratings