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Patsy
Patsy | Nicole Dennis-Benn
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When Patsy gets her long-coveted visa to America, it's the culmination of years of yearning to be reunited with Cicely, her oldest friend and secret love, who left home years before for the "land of opportunity." Patsy's plans do not include her religious mother or even her young daughter, Tru, both of whom she leaves behind in a bittersweet trail of sadness and relief. But Brooklyn is not at all what Cicely described in her letters, and to survive as an undocumented immigrant, Patsy is forced to work as a bathroom attendant, and ironically, as a nanny. Meanwhile, back in Jamaica, Tru struggles with her own questions of identity and sexuality, grappling every day with what it means to be abandoned by a mother who has no intention of returning. Passionate, moving, and fiercely urgent, Patsy is a haunting depiction of immigration and womanhood, and the silent threads of love stretching across years and oceans.
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Liberty
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Morning reading: A beautiful book for a beautiful day. 💜🧡❤️

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Cinfhen
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Patsy is an immersive story of heartache, longing, doubt and acceptance. A story about motherhood and immigration, expectations and reality.

Told in alternating chapters, Dennis-Benn chronicles Patsy‘s journey in Brooklyn and the ensuing years of Tru‘s childhood in Jamaica. Their similar parallels and experiences are a stark reminder that no one place is better than another. #NetGalley #ARC

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Cinfhen
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#MayMovieMagic My current ARC is the story of Patsy, a young Jamaican woman who leaves her daughter behind as she journeys to America in hopes of improving their lives. Patsy is #hookedOnAFeeling that America will offer all that she‘s yearning for, including a lost love...her friend Cicely. But as we often discover, America is not a friendly place for an undocumented immigrant. This story is really good so far, although a bit repetitive.

Kalalalatja I‘m so excited there‘s a new book by Dennis-Benn 🙌 (edited) 1w
gradcat Nice mid-read review! 😊 1w
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Cinfhen
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I‘m on a #NetGalley roll!!! Reading through my #ARCs @Liberty posted this book a few months ago and I‘ve been looking forward to reading it 😁

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Liberty
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I‘m finally coming out from under my dark cloud, and feeling like my old boney self again. Part of it is due to the AMAZING book mail I‘ve been receiving! I WANT TO READ EVERYTHING AT ONCE. Here‘s several of the upcoming books I received lately that I‘m really looking forward to reading! 📚📚📚

tapgurl Lots of great covers there. Glad you‘re feeling better:)) 4mo
Jas16 ❤️ 4mo
LadyBedivere New Tiffany Reisz, I‘m so jealous! 4mo
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LauraBeth
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June 4, 2019 💃💃

Suet624 She has the most gorgeous covers. 5mo
Bookwurmz Met this lovely being at Wi14 and am now reading. So far so good, was not something I would normally pick up, but am definitely having a hard time putting down. I really want to know what happens to many of the characters in this story. Which is nice. 4mo
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