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Skin & Bones by Renée Watson (Hardcover)

Skin & Bones by Renée Watson (Hardcover)

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Fiction - Literary - Women - African American & Black


From the acclaimed #1 New York Times bestselling author comes a lyrical novel exploring sisterhood, motherhood, faith, love, body image, and ultimately about what gets shared from one generation to the next.

At 40, Lena Baker is at a seemingly steady and stable moment in life—between wine nights with her two best friends and her wedding just weeks away, she's happy in love and in friendship until a confession on her wedding day shifts her world.

Unmoored and grieving a major loss, Lena finds herself at odds with her friend, lost in the sea of online dating, and trying to teach her daughter self-love while struggling to do so herself. Through it all, she works tirelessly to bring the oft-forgotten Black history of Oregon to the masses, sidestepping the well-meaning but ignorant voices that don't see the value or audience of these stories.

Through Watson's poetic voice, skin & bones tells a story of heartbreak, healing, and who society makes space for.


Renée Watson is a #1 New York Times bestselling author. Over the past decade she has authored fifteen young adult books, which have collectively sold more than a million copies. She received a Coretta Scott King Award and a Newbery Honor for Piecing Me Together and high praise for 1619 Project: Born on the Water. Watson is on the Council of Writers for the National Writing Project and is a member of the Academy of American Poets' Education Advisory Council. She is also a writer-in-residence at The Solstice Low-Residency MFA Creative Writing Program. Renée splits her time between New York City and Portland, Oregon.

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