My book just appeared on BuzzFeed’s book page under the heading “37 Amazing New Books to Add to Your Spring Reading List.” It’s an impressive mix of debuts, poetry, story collections, novels, and, yes, a few memoirs. The list is diverse in both gender and race, and publisher. It’s nice to see both large and small presses together. Good books can come from anywhere.
To be included on this list—and, actually, any list—is beyond my wildest dreams of what my little family story would do. It’s an important story for me and I think it’s an important story for anyone struggling with what family means.
Is it amazing? You’ll have to read it and judge for yourself.