Red at the Bone

Red at the Bone

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"Two familes from different social classes are joined together by an unexpected pregnancy and the child that it produces. As the book opens in 2001, it is the evening of sixteen-year-old Melody's coming of age ceremony in her grandparents' Brooklyn brownstone. Watched lovingly by her relatives and friends, making her entrance to the music of Prince, she wears a special custom-made dress. But the event is not without poignancy. Sixteen years earlier, that very dress was measured and sewn for a different wearer: Melody's mother, for her own ceremony-- a celebration that ultimately never took place"--Adapted from jacket.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2019
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780525535270
Branch Call Number: F WOODS-J
Characteristics: 196 pages ; 22 cm


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Sep 12, 2019

A family saga told in lyrical prose that slides from one POV to another and back and forth in time without effort. Included is the 9/11 tragedy and I am o glad I picked it up to read on the 18th anniversary of that day. Explores childbirth, parenting, education, illness, sexuality and economic diversity. Jacqueline Woodson is a master storyteller, packing the past and present of this family into just over 200 pages.

JCLHeatherC Jul 19, 2019

Achingly beautiful tale of family woven through time and from many points of view.

Jacqueline Woodson's words stay with you long after you've finished the book.


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