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We are not like them : a novel, Christine Pride and Jo Piazza

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We are not like them : a novel
Title
We are not like them
Title remainder
a novel
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Christine Pride and Jo Piazza
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Language
eng
Summary
"Told from alternating perspectives, an evocative and riveting novel about the lifelong bond between two women, one Black and one white, whose friendship is indelibly altered by a tragic event-a powerful and poignant exploration of race in America today and its devastating impact on ordinary lives. Jen and Riley have been best friends since kindergarten. As adults, they remain as close as sisters, though their lives have taken different directions. Jen married young, and after years of trying, is finally pregnant. Riley pursued her childhood dream of becoming a television journalist and is poised to become one of the first Black female anchors of the top news channel in their hometown of Philadelphia. But the deep bond they share is severely tested when Jen's husband, a city police officer, is involved in the shooting of an unarmed Black teenager. Six months pregnant, Jen is in freefall as her future, her husband's freedom, and her friendship with Riley are thrown into uncertainty. Covering this career-making story, Riley wrestles with the implications of this tragic incident for her Black community, her ambitions, and her relationship with her lifelong friend. Like Tayari Jones's An American Marriage and Jodi Picoult's Small Great Things, We Are Not Like Them explores complex questions of race and how they pervade and shape our most intimate spaces in a deeply divided world. But at its heart, it's a story of enduring friendship-a love that defies the odds even as it faces its most difficult challenges"--
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11004288
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Pride, Christine
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3616.R53527
Literary form
fiction
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Piazza, Jo
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True
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  • African American women journalists
  • Police spouses
  • Interracial friendship
  • Female friendship
  • Race
  • Police shootings
  • African Americans
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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We are not like them : a novel, Christine Pride and Jo Piazza
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  • Topics & questions for discussion
  • "The Good Morning America book club / A GMA book club pick!"--Cover
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
315 pages
Isbn
9781982181031
Lccn
2021015882
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
We are not like them : a novel, Christine Pride and Jo Piazza
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Topics & questions for discussion
  • "The Good Morning America book club / A GMA book club pick!"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
315 pages
Isbn
9781982181031
Lccn
2021015882
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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