Queenie

Queenie

A Novel

Book - 2019
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NAMED ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2019 BY WOMAN'S DAY , NEWSDAY , PUBLISHERS WEEKLY , BUSTLE , AND BOOK RIOT !

"[B]rilliant, timely, funny, heartbreaking." --Jojo Moyes, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You

Bridget Jones's Diary meets Americanah in this disarmingly honest, boldly political, and truly inclusive novel that will speak to anyone who has gone looking for love and found something very different in its place.

Queenie Jenkins is a 25-year-old Jamaican British woman living in London, straddling two cultures and slotting neatly into neither. She works at a national newspaper, where she's constantly forced to compare herself to her white middle class peers. After a messy break up from her long-term white boyfriend, Queenie seeks comfort in all the wrong places...including several hazardous men who do a good job of occupying brain space and a bad job of affirming self-worth.

As Queenie careens from one questionable decision to another, she finds herself wondering, "What are you doing? Why are you doing it? Who do you want to be?"--all of the questions today's woman must face in a world trying to answer them for her.

With "fresh and honest" (Jojo Moyes) prose, Queenie is a remarkably relatable exploration of what it means to be a modern woman searching for meaning in today's world.
Publisher: New York : Scout Press, 2019.
Edition: First Scout Press hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781501196010
1501196014
Branch Call Number: CARTY-WI
Characteristics: 330 pages ; 24 cm

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JCLS_Ashland_Kristin Apr 23, 2019

This story of a black woman living and coming into adulthood in London after a traumatic upbringing tackles really complicated nuances of mental health and race. While it has been compared to "Bridget Jones Diary" there is a lot more depth to the themes of Queenie than there is in Helen Fielding's work. Darkly funny and deeply relateable, this is a first novel worth checking out!

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Mar 15, 2019

I love this book. It's the tale of a twentysomething British Millenial woman trying to figure things out ,as we all are at some point in life. I loved the way the characters wove into the story. You will appreciate the author's prose in this exploration of 21st century relationships and life as a woman. This book's main character,Queenie is the friend that every one needs. I would love to see this adapted for the big or small screen.

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