Fierce Pretty Things

Stories Tom Howard. FIERCE PRETTY THINGS STORIES TOM Fierce Pretty things What My Last Man Did by Andrea. HOWARD Cover.

Author: Tom Howard

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253041517

Category: Fiction

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In these eight darkly comic stories, Tom Howard explores the instincts for violence and tenderness that mark his character's lives. A brother and sister wander the pier after a deadly plague destroys most of humanity. A high school bully struggles to overcome his demons. A man in the grips of dementia is visited by his children's ghosts. The people in these blistering tales grapple with past mistakes, trying to navigate their way toward redemption and resurrection and failing often—but always with a ferocious heart. Their unforgettable voices guide us through schoolyards, cemeteries, drive-in theaters, and the rich landscapes of their own imaginations. Equal parts funny, tragic, and wise, Fierce Pretty Things is a striking debut that teaches us how to live in a world as cruel as it is beautiful.
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Little Pretty Things

I couldn't place it, but something nagged at me. Some little piece called out from a place that was more out of place ... My palms tingled, then rushed to a fierce burn. “What are you doing in there?” “Nothing,” I said, but I'd already ...

Author: Lori Rader-Day

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781633880054

Category: Fiction

Page: 298

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Mary Higgins Clark Award Winner! OLD RIVALRIES NEVER DIE. BUT SOME RIVALS DO. Juliet Townsend is used to losing. Back in high school, she lost every track team race to her best friend, Madeleine Bell. Ten years later, she’s still running behind, stuck in a dead-end job cleaning rooms at the Mid-Night Inn, a one-star motel that attracts only the cheap or the desperate. But what life won’t provide, Juliet takes. Then one night, Maddy checks in. Well-dressed, flashing a huge diamond ring, and as beautiful as ever, Maddy has it all. By the next morning, though, Juliet is no longer jealous of Maddy—she’s the chief suspect in her murder. To protect herself, Juliet investigates the circumstances of her friend’s death. But what she learns about Maddy’s life might cost Juliet everything she didn’t realize she had. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The World of Dew and Other Stories

The Sadness of Spirits Aimee Pogson God had a body Jennie Malboeuf The Artstars Anne Elliott Fierce Pretty Things Tom Howard Girl with Death Mask Jennifer Givhan What My Last Man Did Andrea Lewis JULIAN MORTIMER SMITH INDIANA UNIVERSITY ...

Author: Julian Mortimer]]>

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253056825

Category: Fiction

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Imagine a world populated by hideous trolls, time-traveling scientists, and intergalactic freighter captains—with smartphones and social media. The World of Dew and Other Stories, chosen by Michelle Pretorius as the 2020 Blue Light Books Prize winner, invites readers into 18 different universes that have unexpected resonances with our own modern life. While these tales are unabashedly sci-fi and fantasy, Julian Mortimer Smith approaches each at a curious angle. Ghosts are cataloged using a Pokémon Go–like app, a soldier has to get enough upvotes on social media before he is allowed to take a shot, and a golden age of cooperation begins as societies around the world prepare for a looming pandemic of blindness. In addition to featuring stories that have appeared in some of the world's top speculative fiction outlets, The World of Dew and Other Stories also includes five new stories published here for the first time. These tales are sometimes terrifying, sometimes touching, sometimes provocative, and occasionally very silly. They function both as windows through which readers can glimpse vast universes waiting to be explored and as mirrors reflecting our own reality back at us in a strange and unfamiliar light.
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God Had a Body

Poems Jennie Malboeuf. What My Last Man Did Andrea Lewis Girl with Death Mask Jennifer Givhan Fierce Pretty Things Tom Howard The Artstars Anne Elliott This book is a publication of Indiana University Press Office.

Author: Jennie Malboeuf

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253047250

Category: Poetry

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The mind and the body. The heavens and earth. God and animal. The speaker in God had a body considers how the image of a higher power is presented to her, beginning with a Catholic upbringing in Kentucky. Speckled with stars and peopled with creatures, these poems employ a trinity of sequences that address a present, past, and possible future—from a troubled reckoning with belief to loss and promise still ahead. In this debut collection from Jennie Malboeuf, we observe undercurrents of violence and power, the dynamics of memory, gender, marriage, and miscarriage. At times, God is brutal. At times, delicate. Through true stories of animal savagery, God had a body unravels human behavior and undoes the opaque and cryptic mysteries of faith.
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The Devil and the Dairy Princess

The World of Dew and Other Stories Julian Mortimer Smith The Sadness of Spirits Aimee Pogson God Had a Body Jennie Malboeuf The Artstars Anne Elliott Fierce Pretty Things Tom Howard Girl with Death Mask Jennifer Givhan What My Last Man ...

Author: PedroPonce

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253058621

Category: Fiction

Page: 140

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What happens when the stories we've been told fail us? In ten provocative and unsettling tales, Pedro Ponce grapples with the human instinct to create a narrative out of disparate experiences. The Devil and the Dairy Princess interrogates the power of stories to impact us for good or ill. We are all taught that love is destined to happen with our soul mate and that hard work eventually leads to success. But when faced with circumstances that no longer fit the chosen narrative, some protagonists cling to their outmoded stories with greater fervor, while others realize the old stories no longer suffice, so they choose to inhabit a new reality in stories yet to be told. Perfect for any reader who enjoys literary realism or speculative fiction, The Devil and the Dairy Princess reveals the episodic history of humanity's romance with narrative, from first love to breakup to hopeful reconciliation.
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The Artstars

Stories Anne Elliott. What My Last Man Did Andrea Lewis Girl with Death Mask Jennifer Givhan Fierce Pretty Things Tom Howard Anne Elliott Artstars the Stories INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS INDIANA REVIEW.

Author: Anne Elliott

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253044372

Category: Fiction

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Enticing, heart wrenching, and darkly funny, the interconnected stories in The Artstars are set in creative communities—an art school, an illegal loft studio, a guerrilla street performance troupe—where teamwork and professional jealousy mix, and the artists grapple with economic realities and evolving expectations. A middle-aged poet, reeling from 9-11, fights homesickness, writer's block, and ladybugs at an artist's colony. A new empty-nester finds a creative outlet in her community garden, but gets tangled up in garden politics. As the characters pass through each other's stories, making messes and helping mop them up, some find inspiration in accidents; others are ready to quit art completely. Together, they stumble through the creative process, struggling to make art and find the spark of something new and original within themselves. In a world where the odds of becoming a star are nearly impossible, The Artstars tells the stories of those who dare to dream.
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The Sadness of Spirits

Stories Aimee Pogson. BLUE LIGHT BOOKS The Artstars Anne Elliott What My Last Man Did Andrea Lewis Girl with Death Mask Jennifer Givhan Fierce Pretty Things Tom Howard BLUE LIGHT BOOKS This book is a publication of Indiana.

Author: Aimee Pogson

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253050465

Category: Fiction

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What power does misery play in daily life? In this sorrowful yet intriguing collection of stories, Aimee Pogson explores journeys of suffering through magical realism. A preschool teacher contends with the stream of salmon that keep appearing on her windowsill, in her closet, tucked in her shoes. An invisible boy swallows nails, buttons, and tree bark in a misguided attempt to grow stronger. Spirits cling to a Ouija board, restlessly hoping that someone will remove it from the closet and ask them a question. A young girl who has an existential crisis burns her Barbie dolls at the stake. And a short, dancing man manipulates the melody of molecules in an attempt to bring his loved ones back to life. While sadness weighs heavy in The Sadness of Spirits, Pogson's writing provokes strong emotions, leaving the reader with hope and admiration as the characters are awakened to the nuance and possibility melancholy can bring.
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The Best American Short Stories 2019

Howard, Tom Fierce Pretty Things. Indiana Review, vol. 40, no. 2. Jackson, Jillian A Leo, Like Jackie O. The Iowa Review, 48/1. Jackson, Molly Big Man. Santa Monica Review, vol. 30, no. 2. Janes, Perry Terrariums.

Author: Anthony Doerr

Publisher: Best American Series (R)

ISBN: 9781328465825

Category: Fiction

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#1 New York Times best-selling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anthony Doerr brings his"stunning sense of physical detail and gorgeous metaphors" (San Francisco Chronicle) to selecting The Best American Short Stories 2019. #1 New York Times best-selling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anthony Doerr brings his"stunning sense of physical detail and gorgeous metaphors" (San Francisco Chronicle) to selecting The Best American Short Stories 2019. Doerr and the series editor, Heidi Pitlor, winnow down twenty stories out of thousands that represent the best examples of the form published the previous year.
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All the Pretty Things

I had to admit he was cute. His dark hair was boyish, with a little ... “You got a message from your dad or something?” he asked. ... But either way, he was still a whole lot easier to talk to than his fierce-eyed sister. “I don't know.

Author: Emily Arsenault

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 9781984897077

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 352

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"A skillfully plotted mystery, bursting with the glare and feverish energy of its summer amusement park setting." --Holly Jackson, New York Times bestselling author of A Good Girl's Guide to Murder For fans of Sadie and The Cheerleaders comes an all new thriller about a boy who turns up dead under suspicious circumstances and the one girl who may be the key to solving the mystery of his untimely death. For Ivy, summer means roller-coaster season, spinning cotton candy at the Fabuland amusement park, and hanging out with her best friend, Morgan. But this summer is different. One morning, Morgan finds a dead body. It's their former classmate and coworker Ethan. To make matters worse, Morgan is taken to a hospital psych ward only days later, and she's not saying much--not even to Ivy. The police claim that Ethan simply took a bad fall, but Ivy isn't convinced and realizes it's up to her to get answers. What she finds is unsettling--it's clear that some people aren't being honest about Ethan's last night at Fabuland. Including Morgan. And the more secrets Ivy uncovers, the closer she gets to unraveling dark truths that will change her life forever. "A dark and timely thriller that explores the messy bonds of friendship and family. It kept me guessing until its satisfying, heartbreaking conclusion."--Amelia Brunskill, author of The Window
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All the Pretty Things

I hurried back to the bathroom, the churn in my stomach so fierce I felt sick. I paced again. I sat in the dark living room. I tried to go back to bed. Finally, the light broke through. It was dawn and I was safe again.

Author: Edie Wadsworth

Publisher: NavPress

ISBN: 9781496418234

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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“The night the trailer burned down, I think Daddy was the one who set it on fire. . . . “ For a long time, Edie thought she had escaped. It started in an Appalachian trailer park, where a young girl dreamed of becoming a doctor. But every day, Edie woke up to her reality: a poverty-stricken world where getting out seemed impossible. Where, at twelve years old, she taught herself to drive a truck so she could get her drunk daddy home from the bar. Where the grownups ate while the children went hungry. Where, when the family trailer burned down, she couldn’t be caught squawlin’ over losing her things—she just had to be grateful anyone had remembered to save her at all. And at the center of it all, there was her daddy. She never knew when he would show up; she learned the hard way that she couldn’t count on him to protect her. But it didn’t matter: All she wanted was to make him proud. Against all odds, Edie “made doctor,” achieving everything that had once seemed beyond her reach. But her past caught up with her—and it would take her whole life burning down once again for Edie to be finally able to face the truth about herself, her family, and her relationship with God. Readers of The Glass Castle will treasure this refreshing and raw redemption story, a memoir for anyone who has ever hungered for home, forgiveness, and the safe embrace of a father’s love.
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A Fierce Wild Joy

I have thought for several days, we should be ordered off, and have been shaping things accordingly— if it had not been for that I ... We have not yet been paid— I was in hopes to have sent you home a package of pretty things from here, ...

Author: Edward Jesup Wood

Publisher: Voices of the Civil War

ISBN: UOM:39015074306518

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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The ninety letters in this collection document the Civil War career of Col. Edward Jesup Wood, an officer of the 48th Indiana. Evocative and rich in detail, A Fierce, Wild Joy offers a view of the war from an officer's perspective and provides important insights into the day-to-day administration of a Civil War regiment. Wood was born in Florida to a Connecticut father and slave-owning mother, and orphaned in early youth. He was raised in New England to be an abolitionist, and at the age of fifteen he entered Dartmouth College. His military career began in 1861, and over the course of the war Wood's regiment participated in several key battles and campaigns, including Corinth, Vicksburg, Chattanooga, and the March to the Sea. Thoughtful, intelligent, and articulate, Wood was a keen observer of details during his time in the Western Theater. His letters vividly bring the war to life as he describes the events of some of its most important campaigns. His change in perspective over time is evident: readers will witness Wood's naïve optimism for a quick and sure victory transform to dawning realization about the long haul and horrors of war. Readers will appreciate Wood's broad view of the military campaign, political exigencies surrounding the war, and the effects of war on both North and South. A stark reminder of the war's costs are emphasized by Wood's later tragic life. He returned home and committed suicide before his fortieth birthday. A Fierce, Wild Joy includes biographical essays that put Wood in context and aptly remind readers that many who served in the war did not go home to peace and happiness. Stephen E. Towne is assistant university archivist at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. His articles have appeared in Indiana Magazine of History, Journalism History, and Civil War History.
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Tiny Pretty Things

From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Belles, Dhonielle Clayton, and the author of the acclaimed Symptoms of a Heartbreak, Sona Charaipotra.

Author: Sona Charaipotra

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062342416

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 464

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Soon to be a Netflix TV show! Black Swan meets Pretty Little Liars in this soapy, drama-packed novel featuring diverse characters who will do anything to be the prima at their elite ballet school. From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Belles, Dhonielle Clayton, and the author of the highly anticipated Symptoms of a Heartbreak, Sona Charaipotra. Gigi, Bette, and June, three top students at an exclusive Manhattan ballet school, have seen their fair share of drama. Free-spirited new girl Gigi just wants to dance—but the very act might kill her. Privileged New Yorker Bette's desire to escape the shadow of her ballet-star sister brings out a dangerous edge in her. And perfectionist June needs to land a lead role this year or her controlling mother will put an end to her dancing dreams forever. When every dancer is both friend and foe, the girls will sacrifice, manipulate, and backstab to be the best of the best. Don’t miss the gossip, lies, and scandal that continues in Tiny Pretty Things’ gripping sequel, Shiny Broken Pieces!
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Sharing the Journey

she had taken in what she used to call “ my pretty things . ” I appreciated , too , her fierce need to fill her life , in a place where there was always too little going on to suit her , and where the starkness of the landscape ...

Author: Katherine Ball Ross

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 1402746822

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 309

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A timeless collection of memoirs, culled from the pages of Victoria magazine, by some of the finest women writers around. Such distinguished authors as Diane Ackerman, Jane Howard, Perri Klass, Madeleine L’Engle, Susan Minot, Francine Prose, Carol Shields, and Jane Smiley have contributed to these pages—and their emotionally rich, lovingly crafted essays embrace all phases of a woman’s life, as well as literature and the process of writing itself. The topics so insightfully and often poignantly explored include childhood, motherhood, solitude, rituals, home, sisters, and remembering the past. From Phyllis Theroux’s memories of her convent education to Susan Schneider’s thoughts on living in “A Gently Haunted House,” each piece will touch your heart, mind, and soul.
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Edward Gordon Craig A Vision of Theatre

This flesh-andblood life, lovely as it is to us all, is for me not a thing made to search into, or to give out ... vivid light, sharp-cut form; and which one finds peopled with strange, fierce and solemn figures, pretty figures and calm ...

Author: Christopher Innes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134402946

Category: Performing Arts

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Edward Gordon Craig's ideas regarding set and lighting have had an enormous impact on the development of the theatre we know today. In this new and updated edition of his well-known study of Edward Gordon Craig, Professor Christopher Innes shows how Craig's stage work and theoretical writings were crucial to the development of modern theatre. This book contains extensive documentation and re-evaluates his significance as an artist, actor, director and writer. Craig is placed in historical context, and his productions are reconstituted from unpublished prompt-books, sketches, journals and correspondence. Most of the designs and photographs, and many of Craig's writings cited, are not available elsewhere in print. Readers will gain insight into a key period of theatrical history, the life of one of its most fascinating individuals, the nature of stage performance, and into revolutionary ideas that are still challenging today.
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Rural Repository Or Bower of Literature

... beautiful Adela on the fury of the storm , the fierce lightning • Beautiful Adela ! thank you for your and the ... sea - gulls and as many other pretty things as suits your fancy - so , unless you'd Amid the mad ravings which ...

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The Rural Repository Devoted to Polite Literature

I called thn . beautiful Adela on the fury of the storm , the fierce lightings • Beautiful Adela -thank you and the ... sea - gulls and as many other pretty things as suits your fancy - 90 , unless you'd Amid the mad ravings which ...

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The Cowboy s Baby Prairie Cowboy

“Thought this might look nice in the jug.” He tipped his chin toward the sideboard. ... Then she faced him squarely, her eyes fierce with some kind of challenge. “It's just a useless bunch of pretty things.” He nodded.

Author: Linda Ford

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781488054648

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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A helping hand for two North Dakota cowboys The Cowboy’s Baby When he left two years before, Colby Bloxham was running from his past. Now he’s ready to face his responsibilities and make amends to his baby daughter and the woman who took her in—Colby’s former sweetheart, Anna Caldwell. But does Anna have enough faith in his reformation to risk her heart once more? Prairie Cowboy Conor Russell is determined to raise his daughter, Rachael, to be as tough as any boy. But the new schoolteacher, Virnie White, thinks Rachael needs nurturing and guidance. And Rachael’s daddy needs to learn that strength comes in many forms. Yet Virnie isn’t expecting the lesson God has planned for her…
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Selected Letters of Vernon Lee 1856 1935

... between them a beautiful little house in the very middle of pine-woods & heather, full (the house I mean) of all sorts of pretty things. Colonel Collier, who is Mrs Tennant's brother, is a fierce looking, waxed moustached old party, ...

Author: Sophie Geoffroy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000179170

Category: Literary Criticism

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Vernon Lee was the pen name of Violet Paget – a prolific author best known for her supernatural fiction, her support of the Aesthetic Movement and her radical polemics. She was an active correspondent who included many well-known figures among her circle. This scholarly edition of her letters makes a selection from more than 30 archives worldwide.
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Encyclopedia of Classic Rock

Signed by Led Zeppelin's Swan Song label, the Pretty Things released a capable effort, Silk Torpedo (1974), which garnered a ... along with Eric Burdon's relentless vocal snarl, defined the Animals' fierce sound of the mid-1960s.

Author: David Luhrssen

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440835148

Category: Music

Page: 430

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Examining one of the most popular and enduring genres of American music, this encyclopedia of classic rock from 1965 to 1975 provides an indispensable resource for cultural historians and music fans. • Provides readers with summaries of the careers of all significant rock artists during a peak period in the music's history • Proposes a theory for understanding the development and history of rock music • Presents the necessary historical and socioeconomic context to help readers more fully understand how rock music developed as it did during its formative decade • Offers information in an easily searchable A–Z format accompanied by sidebars, a bibliography, and a timeline that serves students' research projects
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Libertie

Greased the Word and hid it underneath his hat, and that clever, pretty nigger walked around with the Bible fat on his head, ... “You got so many pretty things, Miss Doctor,” he said. ... “She wanted one something fierce.

Author: Kaitlyn Greenidge

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 9781643751764

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Named One of the Most-Anticipated Books of 2021 by: O, The Oprah Magazine, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time, The Millions, Refinery29, Publishers Lunch, BuzzFeed, The Rumpus, BookPage, Harper's Bazaar, Ms., Goodreads, and more “An elegantly layered, beautifully rendered tour de force that is not to be missed.” —Roxane Gay, author of Hunger The critically acclaimed and Whiting Award–winning author of We Love You, Charlie Freeman returns with Libertie, an unforgettable story about one young Black girl’s attempt to find a place where she can be fully, and only, herself. Coming of age in a free Black community in Reconstruction-era Brooklyn, Libertie Sampson is all too aware that her purposeful mother, a practicing physician, has a vision for their future together: Libertie is to go to medical school and practice alongside her. But Libertie, drawn more to music than science, feels stifled by her mother’s choices and is hungry for something else—is there really only one way to have an autonomous life? And she is constantly reminded that, unlike her light-skinned mother, Libertie will not be able to pass for white. When a young man from Haiti proposes to Libertie and promises she will be his equal on the island, she accepts, only to discover that she is still subordinate to him and all men. As she tries to parse what freedom actually means for a Black woman, Libertie struggles with where she might find it—for herself and for generations to come. Inspired by the life of one of the first Black female doctors in the United States and rich with historical detail, Kaitlyn Greenidge’s new and immersive novel will resonate with readers eager to understand our present through a deep, moving, and lyrical dive into our past.
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