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Publisher Description

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: San Francisco Chronicle, The Christian Science Monitor, Kansas City Star.

A profoundly moving and deeply personal memoir by the co-host of National Public Radio’s flagship program All Things Considered.
 
While exploring the hidden conversation on race unfolding throughout America in the wake of President Obama’s election, Michele Norris discovered that there were painful secrets within her own family that had been willfully withheld. These revelations—from her father’s shooting by a Birmingham police officer to her maternal grandmother’s job as an itinerant Aunt Jemima in the Midwest—inspired a bracing journey into her family’s past, from her childhood home in Minneapolis to her ancestral roots in the Deep South.
 
The result is a rich and extraordinary family memoir—filled with stories that elegantly explore the power of silence and secrets—that boldly examines racial legacy and what it means to be an American.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2010
September 21
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
208
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
2.5
MB

Customer Reviews

ka.hester ,

My Kind of Book

If you like memoirs as do I, then you may want to invest in this book. This book was a great escape for me. The author is sensible, calm, collect, and quite frankly a good story teller. I would liken this book to "Gifted Hands" by Benjamin Carson.