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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A sort of fever dream, containing both the hard truths of life and the gentle beauty of memory.”

    Ann Patchett, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Woodson does for young black girls what short-story master Alice Munroe does for poor rural ones: She imbues their everyday lives with significance.”

    Elle

  • “An engrossing novel about friendship, race, the magic of place, and the relentlessness of change.”

    People

  • “Woodson’s unsparing story of a girl becoming a woman recalls some of the genre’s all-time greats: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, The Bluest Eye, and…The House on Mango Street.

    Time

  • “[A] soaring choral poem of a novel…four young friends…navigate the perils of adolescence, mean streets, and haunted memory in 1970s Brooklyn, all while dreaming of escape.”

    Vanity Fair

  • “Woodson manages to remember what cannot be documented, to suggest what cannot be said.”

    Washington Post

  • “Woodson uses her expertise at portraying the lives of children to explore the power of memory, death, and friendship.”

    Los Angeles Times Book Review

  • “Combines grit and beauty in a series of stunning vignettes, painting a vivid mural of what it was like to grow up African American in Brooklyn during the 1970s.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “An evocative portrayal of friendship, love, and loss that will resonate with anyone creating their own identity.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Shows us backward-glancing August attempting to stave off growing up and the pains that betray youth.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “An exploration of family—both the ones we are born into and the ones we make for ourselves—and all the many ways we try to care for these people we love so much.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “A slow jazz interlude sets the tone for Robin Miles’ performance of this long-awaited new novel for adults by children’s author Jacqueline Woodson…Miles’ rich voice embraces dialects, accents, and moods as August’s thoughts float back and forth in time, remembering childhood and adolescent experiences. Miles illuminates the novel’s themes, celebrating Woodson’s lines as if they were fine jazz improvisations. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

    AudioFile

  • An Elle Magazine Pick of Summer Books That Everyone Will Be Talking About
  • An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick for Best Books of August 2016 
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A New York Times Editor’s Choice
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Longlisted for the 2017 Carnegie Medal for Literature
  • A 2016 National Book Award Finalist 
  • A 2016 GoodReads Readers’ Choice Best Fiction Award Nominee
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