Red at the Bone

Red at the Bone An unexpected teenage pregnancy pulls together two families from different social classes, and exposes the private hopes, disappointments, and longings that can bind or divide us from each other, from the New York Times bestselling and National Book Award winning author of Another Brooklyn and Brown Girl Dreaming Red at the Bone is fall s hottest novel Town Country Moving forward and backward in time, Jacqueline Woodson s taut and powerful new novel uncovers the role that history and community have played in the experiences, decisions, and relationships of these families, and in the life of the new child.As the book opens in 2001, it is the evening of sixteen year old Melody s coming of age ceremony in her grandparents Brooklyn brownstone Watched lovingly by her relatives and friends, making her entrance to the music of Prince, she wears a special custom made dress But the event is not without poignancy Sixteen years earlier, that very dress was measured and sewn for a different wearer Melody s mother, for her own ceremony a celebration that ultimately never took place.Unfurling the history of Melody s parents and grandparents to show how they all arrived at this moment, Woodson considers not just their ambitions and successes but also the costs, the tolls they ve paid for striving to overcome expectations and escape the pull of history As it explores sexual desire and identity, ambition, gentrification, education, class and status, and the life altering facts of parenthood, Red at the Bone most strikingly looks at the ways in which young people must so often make long lasting decisions about their lives even before they have begun to figure out who they are and what they want to be. Free Download Red at the Bone [ Author ] Jacqueline Woodson [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

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  • Hardcover
  • 208 pages
  • Red at the Bone
  • Jacqueline Woodson
  • English
  • 24 February 2018
  • 0525535276

10 thoughts on “Red at the Bone

  1. says:

    To say that Jacqueline Woodson is gifted story teller who writes beautifully almost feels like faint praise The story begins with Melody, celebrating her sixteenth birthday, walking down the stairs in her grandparents brownstone, reaching a milestone in this present moment moving toward her future In alternating narratives, moving back and forth in time, Woodson reflects on the pasts of Melody s mother Iris, her father Aubrey, her grandmother Sabe and grandfather Sammy Po Boy and the things th To say that Jacqueline Woodson is gifted story teller who writes beautifully almost feels like faint praise The story begins with Melody, celebrating her sixteenth birthday, walking down the stairs in her grandparents brownstone, reaching a milestone in this present moment moving toward her future In alternating narratives, moving back and forth in time, Woodson reflects on the pasts of Melody s mother Iris, her father Aubrey, her grandmother Sabe and grandfather Sammy Po Boy and the things that happened to get us to Melody s birthday celebration A past reflecting how sixteen years ago, Iris, pregnant with Melody didn t walk down those steps but could walk away from her little girl, a heartbreaking past of Aubrey s childhood as he remembers it he remembers hunger, or the first time he realizes he s poor A horrific past of racism , an attack on Sabe s mother s hair dressing shop, which will forever s...

  2. says:

    I loved it Loved everything about this book The gorgeous prose The way in just a relatively few pages, Woodsen managed to flesh out her characters, making them autentic people The themes explored Themes of mother, daughter relationships, teenage pregnant, ambition, fatherhood and sexual identity The many different emotions she manages to provoke, emotions that changed as the story progressed How young people make decisions about their lives, things that will affect them in the future, not I loved it Loved everything about this book The gorgeous prose The way in just a relatively few pages, Woodsen managed to flesh out her characters, making them autentic people The themes explored Themes of mother, daughter relationships, teenage pregnant, ambition, fatherhood and sexual identity The many different emotions she manages to provoke, emotions that changed as the story ...

  3. says:

    What a beautiful little jewel of a book Red at the Bone is told from the perspectives of five members of a somewhat unconventional family At the centre of the story is Iris, who was 16 when she had her daughter Melodie The three other family members are Iris parents and Melodie s father There is no linearity to the story Slowly, through different layers, we get a bitinformation about what happened to the characters and mostly a strong sense of their very distinct personalities The e What a beautiful little jewel of a book Red at the Bone is told from the perspectives of five members of a somewhat unconventional family At the centre of the story is Iris, who was 16 when she had her daughter Melodie The three other family members are Iris parents and Melodie s father There is no linearity to the story Slowly, through different layers, we get a bitinformation about what ...

  4. says:

    2 6 19A sincere thank you to my fam at Riverhead books for sending this one over I just can t understand how someone can write so flawlessly Completely dazed Woodson has a unique talent of being able to shape such interesting and rich characters With ease she shift between past and present of the people s lives, threading together one complete family history A history that has been marked by unexpected joy, pain and discovery This is my first read from Woodson and I am absolutely hooked W 2 6 19A sincere thank you to my fam at Riverhead books for sending this one over I just can t understand how someone can write so flawlessly Completely dazed Woodson has a unique talent of being able to shape such interesting and rich characters With ease she shift between past and present of the people s lives, threading together one complete family history A history that has been ...

  5. says:

    Guess that s where the tears came from, knowing that there s so much in this great big world that you don t have a single ounce of control over Let s take a trip down memory laneMelody is a lost girl Carrying a burden she never asked for Aubrey is a lost man Trying to make every thing right but failing again and again Iris is a lost woman Trying to get back the time she feels she lost Woodson gives us glimpses of the choices made by each of these characters in the past and how it impa Guess that s where the tears came from, knowing that there s so much in this great big world that you don t have a single ounce of control over Let s take a trip down memory laneMelody is a lost girl Carrying a burden she never asked for Aubrey is a lost man Trying to make every thing right but failing again and again Iris is a lost woman Trying to get back the time she feels she lost Woodson gives us glimpses of th...

  6. says:

    It s 2001 and sixteen year old Melody is celebrating her birthday surrounded by family and friends Told from alternating points of view, readers learn the past that brought two very different families together for this momentous occasion Red at the Bone is a poignant story that I devoured in one sitting The voice of each character is powerful and authentic The tragedies that play major parts in their lives were heartbreaking This is an unflinching look at family and how we become one, s It s 2001 and sixteen year old Melody is celebrating her birthday surrounded by family and friends Told from alternating points of view, readers learn the past that brought two very different families together for this momentous occasion Red at the Bone is a poignant story that I devoured in one sitting The voice of each character is powerful and authentic The tragedies that play major parts i...

  7. says:

    Jacqueline Woodson is a NATIONAL TREASURE This is one of the very few books that has made me break down into no holds barred ugly crying at the end Nuanced, devastating, and yet empowering and hopeful, this is a perfect read.

  8. says:

    Because if a body s to be remembered, someone has to tell its story This is one of the many quotes I highlighted in RED AT THE BONE, this beautiful, gut punch of a novel by Jacqueline Woodson A piece of the highest literary craftsmanship, each chapter alternates character, and each character s voice is so real I felt like they were talking directly to me, or that each character was telling me their story instead of one author writing it I felt intimately connected with everyone in this fami Because if a body s to be remembered, someone has to tell its story This is one of the many quotes I highlighted in RED AT THE BONE, this beautiful, gut punch of a novel by Jacqueline Woodson A piece of the highest literary craftsmanship, each chapter alternates character, and each character s voice is so real I felt like they were talking directly to me, or that each character was tel...

  9. says:

    There s nothing as dangerous as a poet writing a novel A breathtaking, distilled story of a family.

  10. says:

    If anyone were to ask me what the point of literature is, I would direct them to this book for its power, insight, and humanity I read it in a single sitting while on a four hour flight Had the book been longer, I likely would not have been able to finish it but there s an equal possibility that I would have resisted getting off the plane until I was done reading I can t imagine that ending well.Woodson s novel immediately before this, Another Brooklyn, had a strong effect on me Never If anyone were to ask me what the point of literature is, I would direct them to this book for its power, insight, and humanity I read it in a single sitting while on a four hour flight Had the book been longer, I likely would not have been able to finish it but there s an equal possibility that I would have resisted getting off the plane until I was done reading I can t imagine that ending well.Woodson s novel immediately before this, Another Brooklyn, had a strong effect on me Never before had I felt myself being drawn so vividly into the mind and soul of another person I naturally assumed it would be a unique experience, that any future book by Woodson migh...

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