Another Brooklyn begins as a woman returns home to Brooklyn after many years away. In returning, the narrator is flooded with childhood memories of 1970's Brooklyn with her three best friends. Although things weren't perfect, the four girls all felt unstoppable when they were together. Through secrets, laughter, and misadventure, this lovable group of girls become inseparable until disaster strikes, pulling them apart and altering their lives forever.
A Finalist for the 2016 National Book AwardNew York Times Bestseller A SeattleTimes pick for Summer Reading Roundup 2017A Bustle Fall Roundup pick for 2017The acclaimed New York Times bestselling and National Book Award-winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming delivers her first adult novel in twenty years.Running into a long-ago friend sets memory from the 1970s in motion for August, transporting her to a time and a place where friendship was everything--until it wasn't. For August and her girls, sharing confidences as they ambled through neighborhood streets, Brooklyn was a place where they believed that they were beautiful, talented, brilliant--a part of a future that belonged to them.But beneath the hopeful veneer, there was another Brooklyn, a dangerous place where grown men reached for innocent girls in dark hallways, where ghosts haunted the night, where mothers disappeared. A world where madness was just a sunset away and fathers found hope in religion. Like Louise Meriwether's Daddy Was a Number Runner and Dorothy Allison's Bastard Out of Carolina, Jacqueline Woodson's Another Brooklyn heartbreakingly illuminates the formative time when childhood gives way to adulthood--the promise and peril of growing up--and exquisitely renders a powerful, indelible, and fleeting friendship that united four young lives.