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Speaking of Summer
Speaking of Summer | Kalisha Buckhanon
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The new novel from the author of Upstate, one of five books selected by the National Book Foundation for the inaugural Literature for Justice Program: a literary thriller about one woman's desperate search for her missing twin sister, a multi-layered mystery set against the neighborhoods of Harlem. On a cold December evening, Autumn Spencer's twin sister Summer walks to the roof of their shared Harlem brownstone and is never seen again--the door to the roof is locked, and no footsteps are found. Faced with authorities indifferent to another missing woman, Autumn must pursue answers on her own, all while grieving her mother's recent death. With her friends and neighbors, Autumn pretends to hold up through the crisis. She falls into an affair with Summer's boyfriend to cope with the disappearance of a woman they both loved. But the loss becomes too great, the mystery too inexplicable, and Autumn starts to unravel, all the while becoming obsessed with murdered women and the men who kill them. In Speaking of Summer, critically acclaimed author Kalisha Buckhanon has created a postmodern, fast-paced story of urban peril and victim invisibility, and the fight to discover truth at any cost.
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MicheleinPhilly
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I love discovering a new to me author with a backlist. While ostensibly about the disappearance of a woman, this gorgeously written novel is about seeing, hearing, believing, and valuing women, particularly black women in America. There is so much truth and humanity in this. I am a gigantic fan. 4⭐️.

cathipink Oooh, I'm going to look for this one. 6d
Blaire I‘ve never heard of her. Thank you for this review. #stacked 6d
MicheleinPhilly @Blaire I hadn‘t either. Another Litten has strongly recommended another one of her books. 5d
Reviewsbylola I love falling in love with an author and discovering they have other books! 5d
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MicheleinPhilly
Speaking of Summer | Kalisha Buckhanon
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Perfect timing @LeahBergen cause my current read has me 😍. #7Days7Covers #CoverCrush

Show me what you got folks! Open invitation to all!

DivineDiana Wow! ❤️ 1w
Book_ish Too funny that this popped up today! Just yesterday I lent Upstate to a friend of mine, telling her it was one of my all time favorite books and then I wondered what she had written since. Now I know! Lol 1w
Reviewsbylola Beautiful 😍 1w
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MicheleinPhilly @Book_ish Serendipity! I had never heard of the author. It was literally a case of seeing the book in the store and being intrigued by the cover. 1w
Book_ish Well if you ever get a chance to read Upstate you absolutely should!! 1w
emilyhaldi Wowza 🤩🤩 1w
readordierachel Oh, yes. That cover 😍 1w
batsy That is gorgeous! 1w
vivastory Stunning!!! 1w
LeahBergen Oooo! This is a pretty one! 1w
Kalalalatja Wow! 1w
BarbaraBB Great one! 1w
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SW-T
Speaking of Summer | Kalisha Buckhanon
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Mehso-so

“I wanted to find the books where the authors had fangs, horns, and blisters on their knuckles.”

I like Buckhanon‘s writing, and her previous book Upstate. I did not like this book. This book isn‘t about Autumn, it‘s not about her missing sister Summer. It is about unreliable narrators, mental illness, trauma, how black men get shot and there are riots, but how so many black women go missing in silence. It‘s about struggle, both real and unreal.

SW-T While I didn‘t care for the book, and found it rambling and slow, I did like the things it covered, even if not the method. Plus, the eight pages that turned everything around and revealed the big plot twist seemed too far in. After the big reveal things made more sense, though the story itself didn‘t improve. 1w
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woodreads
Speaking of Summer | Kalisha Buckhanon
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This one did not go as I had expected, yet I enjoyed the read and appreciated the perspective.

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Hooked_on_books
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@BookishMarginalia they have arrived! You‘re too generous—thank you so much. I really look forward to both of these.

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Nickinpa
Speaking of Summer | Kalisha Buckhanon
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DNF. Unfortunately I watched a spoiler-y YouTube review coupled with the fact that I disliked the writing style. I was forcing myself to continue with this until I was not. Back to the library it goes!

KrisBrown I‘m having a hard time getting into this book! 2w
Nickinpa Yes, I understand. I tried but it was not for me. 13h
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MicheleinPhilly
Speaking of Summer | Kalisha Buckhanon
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OOPS, I DID IT AGAIN.

Happy #bookloversday!

Leftcoastzen Built in excuse booklovers day! 1mo
Suet624 Wow. Good for you! 1mo
Susannah Comrade! (I buy in bulk too.) 🤣 1mo
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MicheleinPhilly @Susannah It‘s my version of Sam‘s Club or Costco. 1mo
merelybookish That's impressive! 1mo
cathysaid And now Britney Spears won‘t get out of my head...😐 1mo
Christine And you did it well! 🥇 1mo
Reviewsbylola That‘s a gorgeous stack! 1mo
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jploves2read
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So a funny story about this book. I went to B&N looking for this book without the title of the author‘s name. All I remembered was Summer, an orange cover and the girl in profile with flowers covering her face. Based on that one of the representatives found it for me. I‘m on my way home today. While I wait for my plane and en route back home, I plan to start. 🙂

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Lesliereads
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I think this new release is going to be my weekend read.🌺🌼 #kalishabuckhanon #blackwomanwriter

batsy Gorgeous cover! 2mo
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Liberty
Speaking of Summer | Kalisha Buckhanon
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Revisiting this book this morning. What are you reading this weekend? 🌺🌿🌼

TheNerdyProfessor I just bought this over the weekend! 2mo
Jess I‘m at the bookstore right now with this in my hand deciding on whether to go for it. 2mo
brit91 Beautiful picture!!😍📚 2mo
Lesliereads I love your photo! 2mo
KrisBrown Gorgeous photo! 2w
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BookNAround
Speaking of Summer | Kalisha Buckhanon
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The great room is getting painted so everything is under plastic again, my usual reading couch included. I‘m going to have to find a different spot to read this one.

whippoorwill815 Ah, the joys of house projects ... 😜 4mo
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Liberty
Speaking of Summer | Kalisha Buckhanon
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Today in kitten exploiting: LOOK AT THIS COVER. It‘s 🔥🔥🔥! I can‘t wait to read this. 📚❤️📚

Lcsmcat Kitty! 😻 8mo
CareBear 😻😻😻😻😻 8mo
Myhusbandhatesreading Such a sweet kitty!! 8mo
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Lauram What book? Kiiiittttyyyyyyyy!!!! 😻😻😻 8mo
Dragon 😻 8mo
readordierachel So much good happening in this picture! 8mo
CouronneDhiver Your little kitty is tooooo cute! 🧡🧡🧡 8mo
Soubhiville Aw, the baby! Also yes, cool cover! 8mo
TNbookworm Such a cutie kitty😻 8mo
Susannah Such a sweet baby! Oh my. 8mo
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