A NovelBook - 2016
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The tangled destinies of three teens growing up in a tightknit African-American community in Southern California.
Shelf_Talk Oct 19, 2017
6 - The Lovers
Seattle Librarians Mar 08, 2017
A mesmerizing character-driven coming-of-age novel about three African American young adults asks how we balance relationships with personal decisions to move forward in our lives.
A beautiful coming-of-age novel told from the perspective of three African-American teenagers: Nadia, who lost her mother to suicide; Luke, the pastor's son; and Aubrey, the new girl in town. The Mothers, a Greek chorus of older church matrons, round out the viewpoints.
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"Oh girl, we have known that littlebit love. That littlebit of honey left in an empty jar that traps the sweetness in your mouth long enough to mask your hunger. We run tongues over teeth to savor that last littlebit as long as we could, and in all our living, nothing has starved us more."
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