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It's #BookTuesday!

Every Tuesday, Queens Public Library will introduce you to a great book!

Our #BookTuesday pick is On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong.

Named one of the most anticipated books of 2019 by Vulture, Entertainment Weekly, Buzzfeed, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, The Huffington Post, The A.V. Club, Publishers Weekly, The Guardian, and many more, poet Ocean Vuong's debut novel is a shattering portrait of a family, a first love, and the redemptive power of storytelling.

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. Written when the speaker, Little Dog, is in his late twenties, the letter unearths a family's history that began before he was born—a history whose epicenter is rooted in Vietnam—and serves as a doorway into parts of his life his mother has never known.

With urgency and grace, Ocean Vuong shows the fraught yet undeniable love between a single mother and her son, honestly explores race, class, and masculinity, and asks how we heal and rescue one another without forsaking who we are. On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous is as much about the power of telling one's own story as it is about the obliterating silence of not being heard.

Grab a copy today!

Wed, 2019-06-19 09:00