But no matter how many say so, my sons, you are not a problem. Mothering you is not a problem. It is a gift. A vast one. A breathtaking one, beautiful. One that makes me pray for an unmercenary spirit about what I am here to do, never considering it a burden or worthy of particular praise.
Happiest of pub days Angie Cruz! The Washington Heights native’s third novel ☛DOMINICANA [pub: Flatiron Books] hits bookstores and e-readers today. I’m so looking forward to traveling from the Dominican Republic with 15-year-old Ana Cancion to New York City in 1965.
Akwaeke Emezi ‘s highly-anticipated debut YA novel ☛PET [pub: Make Me A World] drops next Tuesday, September 10th and I’m making it my business to catch their book signing at Books Are Magic in the Cobble Hill section of Brooklyn at 7:30 p.m.
Let’s all rejoice! Literary phenom Edwidge Danticat‘s collection of eight stories ☛EVERYTHING INSIDE[pub: Knopf] is available today. I’ve been longing for some good storytelling that challenges my own writing and honestly, reading abilities while transporting me out of my own world into an elsewhere that leaves me more self aware.