July is anti-boredom month and here at the Stone Center Library we’re ready to celebrate with a blitz of twenty tomes to help stave off the lethargy of this toasty summer month. This week, we’re starting off our series with recent titles in FICTION. More of a poetry or non-fiction kind of reader? Not to worry, we’ll be branching out in the weeks to come!
Today, the SCL recommends:
Before you suffocate your own fool self, by Danielle Evans
- “Introducing a new star of her generation, an electric debut story collection about young African-American and mixed-race teens, women, and men struggling to find a place in their families and communities. . . Striking in their emotional immediacy, the stories in Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self are based in a world where inequality is reality but where the insecurities of adolescence and young adulthood, and the tensions within family and the community, are sometimes the biggest complicating forces in one’s sense of identity and the choices one makes.” (Excerpts from Syndetic Solutions)
Happy reading, and don’t forget to stay tuned for tomorrow’s pick! :)