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The Warmest December
The Warmest December | Bernice L. McFadden
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"McFadden's reissued second novel takes an unflinching look at the corrosive nature of alcoholism . . . This is not a story of easy redemption . . . McFadden writes candidly about the treacherous hold of addiction." --Publishers Weekly "Riveting. . . . So nicely avoids the sentimentality that swirls around the subject matter. I am as impressed by its structural strength as by the searing and expertly imagined scenes." --Toni Morrison, author of Beloved "The sharpness of the prose and power of the story make it hard to stop reading even the most brutal scenes . . . The story feels real perhaps because its familiar . . . Or maybe, as Frey points out, the story is too vivid to be read purely as fiction. But in this Precious-style novel, genre is the least of our concerns." --Bust magazine "This is a story that cuts across all race and social strata in its need to be told." --The Dallas Morning News The Warmest December is the incredibly moving story of one Brooklyn family and the alcoholism that determined years of their lives. Narrated by Kenzie Lowe, a young woman reminiscent of Jamaica Kincaid's Annie John, as she visits her dying father and finds that choices she once thought beyond her control are very much hers to make. Bernice L. McFadden is the author of seven critically acclaimed novels.
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whatkhrysreads
The Warmest December | Bernice L. McFadden
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A heart wrenching but very well written story. I believe this is my third book by this author and won‘t be my last.

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Eggs
The Warmest December | Bernice L. McFadden
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#warmth #grateful harvest @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

This sounds so good! Anyone read it ?

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🤎🤎🤎 8mo
Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🌸🌸 (edited) 8mo
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Lesliereads
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As Hy-Lo lies in the hospital, his sole visitor-his daughter, Kenzie Lowe-confronts the raw memories of how alcoholism impacted the collective and individual lives of their family. The story is tense, tender, terrible, and wise; but also redemptive. McFadden‘s storytelling is gripping and urgent, yet, merciful.
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I had to shed a few tears on this one.
#bernicelmcfadden

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Clwojick
The Warmest December | Bernice L. McFadden
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Hey everyone! Check out this fantastic photo challenge from @writerlibrarian ! I seriously hope I finally stick with a monthly challenge for once. I always end up forgetting after the first day or two. I actually put a reminder on my phone this time. 😬😬

#survivingdecember

RaimeyGallant Screenshotted! Nobody make that a word. 5y
Zelma This one looks like fun! 5y
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specklife
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Bernice L. McFadden's writing in The Warmest December is outstanding. Haunting and heartbreaking.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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julesG
Warmest December | Bernice L McFadden
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DebinHawaii
Warmest December | Bernice L McFadden
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It was a great reading month, probably my best for the year, although there were some quick reads in the mix w/ 2 cozy mysteries, a short set of essays & 2 fast literary humor books. Other random December stats: I posted my best of December earlier today. I didn't keep track of December pages & I'm too lazy to go look & count.😆 I read 6 non-fiction & 16 female authors, but I think only 2 POC authors this month. Overall, I'm pretty pleased! 👍📚

Reviewsbylola Great month!! 6y
Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻🍾🥂 6y
Jenshootsweddings Happy New Year!! 6y
Cinfhen Excellent 💕🎉🙌🏻📚😊 6y
AmandaL Wow! Great month! 6y
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RealLifeReading
Warmest December | Bernice L McFadden
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It's Monday again so I'm posting the list for any new Littens! Use the hashtag #seasonsreadings2016 and tag me so I can see what you're up to!
Have a great week ahead!

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tkingsanchez
Warmest December | Bernice L McFadden

"That's who we were, Wharton meadows on the verge of new growth."