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Gather Together in My Name
Gather Together in My Name | Maya Angelou
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In this incredible second book in a series of autobiographies, the poet, still in her teens, gives birth to a son, tries to keep a job, falls in love, dances, falls out of love, chases after her kidnapped baby, and goes to work in a house of prostitution thinking she is helping the man she loves. From the Hardcover edition.
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Pickpick

This is the second book of an autobiographical series from Maya Angelou. I found it difficult to read because she experiences so many challenges and hardships. It‘s unlike anything I know. I am learning and thinking because of her.

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andrew61
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Pickpick

Volume 2 of May Amgelou's remarkable life story and a really incredible tale of a 18/19 year old young mother who has to survive in the world. Destined to be drawn to unsuitable men she is brutally honest about her life and her passion. She works variously as cook, dancer, managing sex workers + falling into prostitution after believing a lovers sob story. Astonishing and compelling I can't wait to read bk 3. No wonder she was such a titan.

DivineDiana I remain in awe of her! A phenomenal woman! 6mo
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vlwelser
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Pickpick

This reads like a novel. What an interesting story! This is the second book in her memoir series.

#AuthorAMonth @Soubhiville

#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 9mo
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IndoorDame
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Pickpick

Part 2 of Maya Angelou‘s 6 book autobiography is brief and brutal, but beautiful. She has lived more before she turns 20 than many people ever do. #AuthorAMonth @Soubhiville

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Susanita
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Clear eyed, lyrical, and unsentimental depiction of the author‘s life as a young mother, daughter, sister. She endured some hardships and encountered many people who let her down, but she always persisted.

I read the fourth in the series first, and then late I read the first book. Now I‘m looking forward to filling in the gaps with book three.

#FabulousFebruary book 1
#authoramonth

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 10mo
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brittanybooks
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Amazing as always ❤️❤️❤️ #book78of2021

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amberavidreader
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FANTASTIC Book! It's Maya! It would never be any other way! I just love her. I own most of her books and have read almost all of them. Such a huge inspiration. Highly recommend!

#bookrecommendations #amreading

megnews I love her autobiographical series. I recommend it more than anything else. 2y
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DenaReads

Maya Angelou had seen some dark things in her life.I thought that I had seen some dark things and blamed it on my mental illness.But she got herself cought in some situations that had the power to change her forever.And she was mentally strong and smart.My second book of hers.Im reading them in order of publication.

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Booksnob
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Maya Angelou‘s 2nd memoir. Mind blowing.

megnews ❤️❤️❤️ love all your memoirs. 3y
Booksnob @megnews I‘m planning on reading all of them. 3y
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Emilymdxn
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Just over 10 hours for #24b4monday #blackhistorymonth edition!

This amazing book had the rare quality of being able to describe very painful events with authenticity and rawness but never being so bleak I couldn‘t stomach reading it, it was never misery porn. Maya Angelou is really something else, I have no idea how she infuses this wit and liveliness into horrible events. I just want to read everything she‘s ever read

Weaponxgirl She is amazing! If you get the chance listen to her on audiobook. Her voice is magical although I found it so soothing I kept falling asleep and had to keep going back. 4y
Emilymdxn @Weaponxgirl good shout! I don‘t have a copy of the next book yet so I‘ll look up the audio! 4y
Andrew65 Well done, a great time. 😊🙌👍👏 4y
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Emilymdxn
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#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

1. Gather Together In My Name and Adventures of Tom Sawyer

2. E-reader mostly tho I still read physical books sometimes and am trying to work my way through and give away all the books I have hoarded in my room

3. Ulysses by James Joyce - I just couldn‘t. Im planning to read it properly this year

rachelsbrittain Thanks for joining in 📚 4y
Leftcoastzen Ulysses ❤️❤️❤️ 4y
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Peaslady
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I really enjoyed Maya Angelou's second in her series of biographies. Will definitely be reading the rest. Her story is unbelievable and her words are captivating. This book covers her early adulthood as a single mum trying to make ends meet.

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Peaslady

'My courage was dwindling. Unfortunately, fortitude was not like the color of my skin, given to me once and mine forever. It needed to be resurrected each morning and exercised painstakingly. It also had to be fed with at least a few triumphs. My strength had fallen away from me as the pert features fade from an aging beauty' p.211

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Peaslady

'Their conversations were tightly choreographed measures, and since I didn't know the steps, I sat on the sidelines and watched' p.177

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Peaslady

'The room was oppressive as if a large hand had squeezed the gaiety out of it drop by drop and then released it to resume its former shape' p.139

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Peaslady

‘I tried to scrape from their faces any information they had gathered. But those faces were trained in suppression ‘ p.108

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Peaslady

‘I had written a juicy melodrama in which I was to be the star. Pathetic, poignant, isolated. I planned to drift out of the wings, a little girl martyr. It just so happened that life took my script away and upstaged me‘ p.38

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LoverofLit
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The second of seven autobiographies written by Angelou, this one chronicles her from the birth of her son at age 16 to the age of 20, where she struggles to be a mother when she is still a child herself. The themes of heartbreak and ignorance and resolve throughout this novel make this short read an important one.

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LoverofLit
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Oh Maya. If you only knew at 20 years what you would accomplish in your lifetime and how beautifully you would be remembered after you were gone ❤

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LoverofLit
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My 3 year old pokes the cover of my book while I'm reading. "Hey, who's that guy Mommy?"
Me chuckling: "That's a woman, sweet boy. Her name is Maya."
Him: "Maya. Mommy can she be part of the family? Maya, and Mommy, and Daddy, and Josephine and Me!"

GypsyKat ❤️❤️❤️ 4y
sammisho ❤❤ sweet boy! 4y
GatheringBooks so cuuuute!! 😍💕📚 4y
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LoverofLit
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I love starting a used book and finding pieces of the prior owner's personality left behind ❤ Life is a marathon. Not a sprint!

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HOTPock3tt
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This book takes place immediately following “Caged bird” and Maya is struggling to find her place in the world. This story made her relatable for those of us who grew up admiring her soo much. I saw her struggling with some of the same issues I‘ve been thru myself. This was well written and brutally honest. I applaud her for having the strength to tell her truth.

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PaperbackPirate
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I spent a little over 5 hours reading this book today for the #25inFive challenge with @Andrew65 I‘m up to almost 13 hours! A small portion of that time was while waiting for dinner at Fired Pie, pictured above. I only have about 30 pages left!

Andrew65 A great job so far, well done! 👏👏 5y
PaperbackPirate @Andrew65 I‘m not going to get as much done today or tomorrow bc of adulting but it was a fun excuse to binge a book on a Saturday! 5y
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PaperbackPirate
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Happy Birthday Maya Angelou! I‘m looking forward to reading this in April!

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Lcsmcat
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I am always amazed at what the human spirit can overcome. If one didn‘t know how things turned out for Angelou this would be bleak indeed. As it is, it‘s not as powerful as Caged Bird, but still a good read. I will continue the series but maybe from the library instead of buying them. And this takes me to #PikesPeak on #MountTBR

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Lcsmcat
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Page4 and I already need to quote her. “Race prejudice was dead. A mistake made by a young country. Something to be forgiven as an unpleasant act committed by an intoxicated friend.”

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Lcsmcat
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Next up for #MountTBR! I love her poetry, and Caged Bird, so I‘m excited to read this one.

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MariettaSG

"By eighteen I managed to look run down if not actually run over." ? Such a wonderful way with words.

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TheBookbabeblog84
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New Book Alert....More Maya Angelou for the summer #books #mayaangelou

Mariposa_Bookworm I've read all of her autobiographical series. They are so good! 6y
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Loretta
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Some of the most beautiful prose I've ever read, used in an unflinching autobiography. As opposed to I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, when Angelou was a child and therefore not in control of her life, in this volume we see her take her first steps into adulthood and make some unwise decisions. She can be naïve, vindictive, flighty and neglectful to her son, but always intelligent, strong-willed and fascinating. Truly a masterpiece.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Loretta
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So many ways to express this idea, but of course Maya Angelou comes up with the most beautiful one. 💙💜🙌🏻

#BlackHistoryReads #BlackHistoryMonth

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Loretta
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Stacy is not interested in the fire. That's just where her food bowl is. Priorities. #catsoflitsy

Branwen Ahahaha! Cats always have their priorities in the right order! :-) 6y
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Loretta
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Oppressive nostalgia. 💕

#BlackHistoryReads #BlackHistoryMonth

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Loretta
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LOL 😂😝

This book is so intensely quotable. I'll try to control myself...

#BlackHistoryReads

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Loretta
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Loretta
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A mistake we keep making.

#BlackHistoryReads #BlackHistoryMonth

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Joanne1
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The second instalment of a remarkable, at times infuriating and despairing, Life told with Angelou's frankness and honesty.

quirkyreader There is going to be a documentary about Maya on PBS in February. 6y
Joanne1 @quirkyreader I'm in Australia but I'll see if I can track it down. 6y
quirkyreader It's going to be in the American Master's series. Usually for this series PBS joins up with the BBC. So you never know, maybe ABC might pick it up. (edited) 6y
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Joanne1
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Just taking a quick reading break before the guests arrive for my husbands birthday party. I don't play host often, I'm not great at it. Wish me luck.

monkeygirlsmama Good luck!👍 6y
mcipher Have fun! 6y
LeahBergen You've got this! 👍🏼 6y
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Loretta I'm planning to read this soon. Hoping to get to all 7 volumes of the autobiography over the next couple years. 6y
Joanne1 @monkeygirlsmama @mcipher @LeahBergen thanks, it all went well. And even my dessert, which I thought was way over-cooked turned out well. 6y
Joanne1 @Loretta there are seven volumes? I'm thought there was only three. Looks like it will take me a while to get through these then! 6y
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Joanne1
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The #G book for my #LitsyAtoZ challenge in the second of Maya Angelou's auto-biography. Doing a bit of reading while I wait for an Orange and Poppyseed cake to bake.

LeahBergen That cake looks amazing! 6y
ApoptyGina69 Before I read "orange and poppyseed cake" I thought, "ooo! Cool spaghetti casserole". I am a pasta addict!! ? 6y
night_shift Poppyseed is my fave in desserts. A coffee hut by my place sells these awesome lemon poppyseed mini loaves that are to die for. Yum yum! 6y
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megnews
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#Topreadsof2016:
Gather Together in my Name & I Shall Not Be Moved by Maya Angelou
Saint Mazie by Jami Attenberg
Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Fowler
Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
The Weary Blues by Langston Hughes
Horses Make a Landscape Look More Beautiful by Alice Walker
#seasonsreadings

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Donna_sBookMinute
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@TheSpinecrackersBookClub #AugustPhotoChallenge #AugustofBooks #peachbook
I found another #peachcoloredbook. I had to dress it up a little because the label from the used book store removed some of the cover paper. Yeah, I baby some of my books.

UwannaPublishme 😊👍🏻 6y
ValerieAndBooks I have this one and all her other autobiographies! But my cover is different and not peachy. 6y
MrBook Nice! 😊👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👌🏻 6y
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