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Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson (Audiobook)

Bridget - AV December 16, 2016

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Jaqueline Woodson is one of the most celebrated young adult writers in the United States, so I was curious to try out one of her new adult fiction novels: Another Brooklyn.  I listened to the audiobook on a recent trip.  It clocks in at a short 2.75 hours, but packs a punch.  The main character is an anthropologist, August, who returns home to Brooklyn for her father’s funeral.  After a run-in with a friend, August reflects upon her girlhood in Brooklyn during the 1970s, a time she remembers fondly, but in hindsight realizes that she was deep in denial about her mother’s death, and that there were threats to her innocence everywhere.  The audiobook is read by Robin Miles, whose rich voice embodies the various dialects and accents that are part of the novel.  I do not often listen to audiobooks, but I enjoyed this one.  After I finished it, I immediately downloaded Woodson’s award winning Brown Girl Dreaming.  This audiobook inspired me to start working my way through all of Woodson’s novels. 

Overall rating: A

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