𝐌𝐨𝐨𝐧𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐞 𝐎𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐍𝐞𝐰 𝐉𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐮𝐩
𝐏𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐫: 𝐀𝐥𝐠𝐨𝐧𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐧 𝐁𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐬
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𝐖𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟏 𝐏𝐄𝐍/𝐁𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐰𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐏𝐫𝐢𝐳𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐒𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐄𝐧𝐠𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐝 𝐅𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧, 𝐚 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐭-𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐨𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐝𝐞𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐚 𝐁𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐰𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐧 𝐝𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐢𝐭 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐬𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐥 𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐬 𝐦𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐀𝐥𝐚𝐛𝐚𝐦𝐚.
Thank you @algonquinbooks and @lioness_tales for a spot on tour and a gifted copy.
It’s 1957, and after leaving the only home she has ever known, Alice Young steps off the bus into the all-Black town of New Jessup, Alabama, where residents have largely rejected integration as the means for Black social advancement. Instead, they seek to maintain, and fortify, the community they cherish on their “side of the woods.” In this place, Alice falls in love with Raymond Campbell, whose clandestine organizing activities challenge New Jessup’s longstanding status quo and could lead to the young couple’s expulsion—or worse—from the home they both hold dear. But as Raymond continues to push alternatives for enhancing New Jessup’s political power, Alice must find a way to balance her undying support for his underground work with her desire to protect New Jessup from the rising pressure of upheaval from inside, and outside, their side of town.
🌺 The reviews have been incredible so far, singing praises for Jamila Minnicks’s debut novel. I’ve seen it described as immersive, elegant, and brilliant! I can’t wait to experience this book!