Maame Maame

Maame

A Today Show Read With Jenna Book Club Pick

    • 4.3 • 373 Ratings
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Publisher Description

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! • A Today Show #ReadWithJenna Book Club Pick • A February 2023 Indie Next Pick

"
Sparkling." —The New York Times

"An utterly charming and deeply moving portrait of the joys
and the guiltof trying to find your own way in life." Celeste Ng, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Our Missing Hearts

"Lively, funny, poignant . . . Prepare to fall in love with Maddie. I did!" Bonnie Garmus, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Lessons in Chemistry

Maame (ma-meh) has many meanings in Twi but in my case, it means woman.

It’s fair to say that Maddie’s life in London is far from rewarding. With a mother who spends most of her time in Ghana (yet still somehow manages to be overbearing), Maddie is the primary caretaker for her father, who suffers from advanced stage Parkinson’s. At work, her boss is a nightmare and Maddie is tired of always being the only Black person in every meeting.

So when her mum returns from her latest trip, Maddie seizes the chance to move out of the family home and finally start living. A self-acknowledged late bloomer, she’s ready to experience some important “firsts”: She finds a flat share, says yes to after-work drinks, pushes for more recognition in her career, and throws herself into the bewildering world of internet dating. But when tragedy strikes, Maddie is forced to face the true nature of her unconventional family, and the perils—and rewards—of putting her heart on the line.

Smart, funny, and affecting, Jessica George's Maame deals with the themes of our time with humor and poignancy: from familial duty and racism, to female pleasure, the complexity of love, and the life-saving power of friendship. Most important, it explores what it feels like to be torn between two homes and cultures―and it celebrates finally being able to find where you belong.

"Meeting Maame feels like falling in love for the first time: warm, awkward, joyous, a little bit heartbreaking and, most of all, unforgettable." Xochitl Gonzalez, New York Times bestselling author of Olga Dies Dreaming

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2023
January 31
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
St. Martin's Publishing Group
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
3.5
MB

Customer Reviews

The Dominicker ,

Loved!

Raw and honest.

Lexc825 ,

Loved it!

I struggled to find something I disliked about this book.

The author seemed very intentional about the points she ended the chapters at. One chapter was only like 3 pages, and it felt perfect.
She also touches on subjects in a way that feels very real & effortless.

Jessica helps makes you root for the protagonist even when she annoys you & I liked that

Tae ✌️✨💅☮️ ,

Very happy about this

To be honest you don’t really see books about Ghanaian immigrants usually it always Nigeria but never Ghana so good book tho🇬🇭🇬🇭✨✊🏾I’m Ghanaian so this is really exciting

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