An author and a new novel we are thrilled to be helping present is this Seattle return by award-winning novelist Jacqueline Woodson for her new adult novel (and what a wonderful novel it is), Red at the Bone (Riverhead).
“Woodson channels deeply true-feeling characters, all of whom readers will empathize with in turn. In spare, lean prose, she reveals rich histories and moments in swirling eddies, while also leaving many fateful details for readers to divine.” –Booklist.
“[A] beautifully imagined novel. . . Woodson’s nuanced voice evokes the complexities of race, class, religion, and sexuality in fluid prose and a series of telling details. This is a wise, powerful, and compassionate novel.” –Publishers Weekly.
Jacqueline Woodson’s previous, recent adult novel, Another Brooklyn, was a National Book Award finalist. She has won the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature with Brown Girl Dreaming. She is the 2018-19 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, and her more than two dozen books for young adults, middle readers, and children have garnered her a Coretta Scott King Award, the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, the NAACP Image Award, four Newbery Honor winners, and the Margaret A. Edwards for lifetime achievement, among her many honors and distinctions. A night not to be missed.
Co-presented by The Seattle Public Library and Elliott Bay Book Company. Free admission is on a first-come, first-serve basis. See www.spl.org for more information.