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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (122 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Asha Bandele Narrator: Myra Lucretia Taylor Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2016 ISBN: 9781440796012
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Acclaimed memoirist and poet Asha Bandele writes a startlingly honest work of fiction. Miriam Rivers tries to give her daughter Aya a good life, but also keeps her at an emotional distance. One tragic night while Aya is taking a jog, she is mistaken for a robber and shot. With her daughter fighting for her life, Miriam must open up and let herself face the feelings of the past and the present.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “My oldest daughter and I…had the same reaction; we think it’s the best book we’ve read in a long time…This story is compelling and powerful and meaningful and keeps you thinking.”

    Kimberly Elise, O, The Oprah Magazine

  • “This lyrical writer gives us another penetrating look at the endurance of love under harsh circumstances.”

    Essence

  • “A provocative meditation…Bandele’s imagery is spare and effective…the kind of storytelling that resurrects lost family history.”

    Washington Post

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rakael | 10/28/2013

    " Awesome book I reccomend all her books to any woman! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eboni | 4/16/2013

    " Hard and beautiful... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darlene | 3/24/2013

    " Searing! Soul stretching. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rastasemprss | 8/21/2012

    " This is her first novel and to be honest its starting off a little slow for me. I waiting for it to gain some momentum and graduate past this somber mood. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather Lewis | 6/29/2012

    " Not for kids. Adult content & language "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Psalm | 6/26/2012

    " Some beautiful moments but not enough... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angelica | 3/22/2012

    " A little too bitter in my opinion, and some overgeneralizations. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Malika | 1/18/2012

    " Awesome book...haunting. I cried for a while after this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adrianne | 9/19/2011

    " a good story my mom bought this for me - it totally made me cry in a good way "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Malynda | 7/30/2010

    " tragic beauty can be a captivating force "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Smithky | 6/16/2010

    " One of the saddest, but truest books I've ever read! Read it with tissue in hand and the conscious acceptance of the swinging of the door to your heart when it comes flying open. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Colleen | 5/27/2010

    " Mother regrets that she did not take time to communicate with her only child. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 12/21/2009

    " This book was perfect when I was going through a rough time in my life. Completely changed my outlook on things and helped me cope. Bandele's fiction reads more like poetry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 12/7/2009

    " Extremely intense, sad story. Beautifully written ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 11/1/2009

    " Extremely intense, sad story. Beautifully written ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Smithky | 4/2/2009

    " One of the saddest, but truest books I've ever read! Read it with tissue in hand and the conscious acceptance of the swinging of the door to your heart when it comes flying open. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adrianne | 8/7/2008

    " a good story my mom bought this for me - it totally made me cry in a good way "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rastasemprss | 11/29/2007

    " This is her first novel and to be honest its starting off a little slow for me. I waiting for it to gain some momentum and graduate past this somber mood. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angelica | 6/11/2007

    " A little too bitter in my opinion, and some overgeneralizations. "

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About the Author
Author Asha Bandele

Asha Bandele served as features editor and writer for Essence magazine, and is currently a Revson Fellow at Columbia University. She is the author of the memoir The Prisoner’s Wife and a collection of poetry. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her daughter.

About the Narrator

Myra Lucretia Taylor has appeared on Broadway in Nine (for which she won a Tony Award), Macbeth, Electra, Mule Bone, and A Streetcar Named Desire. Her film and television credits include Law & Order, OZ, Changing Lanes, Unfaithful, and Everyone Says I Love You. She is the recipient of an Earphones Award and is also a Fox Fellow.