Queenie

Queenie NAMED ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF BY WOMAN S DAY NEWSDAY PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BUSTLE AND BOOK RIOT B rilliant timely funny heartbreaking Jojo Moyes

  • Title: Queenie
  • Author: Candice Carty-Williams
  • ISBN: 1501196014
  • Page: 341
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 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 w

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    About "Candice Carty-Williams"

    1. Candice Carty-Williams

      Candice Carty Williams was born in 1989, the result of an affair between a Jamaican cab driver who barely speaks and a Jamaican Indian dyslexic receptionist who speaks than anyone else in the world She studied Media at Sussex because her sixth form teachers said that she wasn t clever enough to do English, but she showed them all by first working at the Guardian Guide and then moving into pu Candice Carty Williams was born in 1989, the result of an affair between a Jamaican cab driver who barely speaks and a Jamaican Indian dyslexic receptionist who speaks than anyone else in the world She studied Media at Sussex because her sixth form teachers said that she wasn t clever enough to do English, but she showed them all by first working at the Guardian Guide and then moving into publishing at 23.Carty Williams has worked on marketing literary fiction, non fiction and graphic novels ever since her first highlight was interviewing David Cronenberg and telling him that if she were a white man she d like to look like him In response he called her a delightful person In 2016, she created and launched the Guardian and 4th Estate BAME Short Story Prize, a prize that aims to find, champion and celebrate black, Asian and minority ethnic writers She also contributes regularly to Refinery29 and i D

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    1. Here s to hoping this book will turn into a movie Queenie takes us on an emotional rollercoaster we begin with a breakup from her long term boyfriend Tom Though it s clear that Tom wants to take the breakup seriously, Queenie sees it as a temporary break and gives him space but not too much, just in case he wants to reconcile sooner Their break propels the story forward as Queenie faces challenges including microagressions at work, conflicts within her quirky friend group she was bold for t Here [...]


    2. Queenie is a young black woman whose childhood traumas play out in her adult relationships This books is being compared to Bridget Jones Diary, and honestly that s a terrible comparison The book touches on themes of blackness and black identity, the fetisization of black womens bodies, mental health and specifically mental health within the Black community I would liken this book to a slice of life novel You find out about Queenie in the latter part of the book when she is seeking Queenie is a y [...]



    3. My thanks to Orion Publishing and NetGalley for sending me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review All opinions are my own and are not influenced by the publisher.When I first started reading Queenie, I wasn t sure I was going to like it, but boy did she grow on me This novel follows her during a major downward spiral, mostly of her her own making While there are some factors adding to it, such as childhood trauma and racism, for the most part, Queenie is the story of Queeni [...]


    4. I could not wait to get my hands on a copy of Queenie by Candice Carty Williams mainly because the main character is a Jamaican I was also drawn to this book because it is being dubbed as Bridget Jones meets Americanah and while I see why that is the case, in some most instances I don t we will get to that soon.We meet Queenie Jenkins a 25 year old living in London who is from Jamaica Queenie s had a lot going for her, especially for a millennial living in one of the most expensive citi [...]


    5. oh, Queenie, how you captured my heart this book will find a way to speak to all of you I truly believe that in so many different ways 5 starsscribed as 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 was me in so many ways self doubting, anxiety prone, driven, strong, vulnerable, hurt, political, honest, s oh, Queenie, how [...]



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