Tuesday, January 24, 2017
This book tells the story of August, who at 35, returns to Brooklyn to bury her father. August then reflects back on her life, mostly in Brooklyn where she moved at age eight. Her father was from there originally and moved back after his marriage faltered. Brooklyn and her younger brother make their way, she mostly due to the support of her friends, Angela, Sylvia and Gigi. The foursome is fierce in their love for each other as younger then teen age girls. The memory of her youth and the absence of her mother is beautifully written. Woodson generally writes for a younger audience but here she shows us that she can do it all. I listened to the audio version and it was ok but I didn't add to the book.