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  • Such A Fun Age, Kiley Reid
    G.P. Putnam's Sons, 9780525541905, December 31, 2019 (Fiction)

    “Fantastically written contemporary novel that explores sticky issues of our current moment.  Never have I read dialogue from a three-year-old that resonates as so authentic.  I also loved the protagonist who may be young and floundering in her career and relationships, but could not be more grounded in the knowledge of who she is. Plus, the big climactic scene at the end was hilarious and incredibly satisfying.  A must read!”

    -Mimi Hannan, La Playa Books (San Diego, CA)

    “Alix (mother) and Emira (babysitter) are quite the pair — different in many ways, and yet both trying to find their way in the world. Can the line between boss and employee be blurred to make a relationship on an equal plane? What happens when trying to help ends up hurting? Beware — this story will keep you reading through the night!”

    -Nadine Melahn, CoffeeTree Books (Morehead, KY)

     

    “If you loved An American Marriage or Small Great Things or The Help, you will love Such A Fun Age. A young African American woman finding herself in the crossfire of two people who are caught up in their own version of the definition of racism. This is a modern-day story that we all can relate to because it applies to every incident where even though it looks from the outside that people are trying to compensate for their own prejudices with annoying behaviors, they are really behaving from a systemic bias that came from their own world views. I couldn’t put this book down; I had to find out what is going to happen to these characters.”

    -Lauren Zimmerman, The Writer’s Block Bookstore (Winter Park, FL)

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