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You Don't Have to Say You Love Me

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One of the most anticipated books of 2017 - Entertainment Weekly and Bustle A searing, deeply moving memoir about family, love, and loss from a critically acclaimed, best-selling National Book Award winner. When his mother passed away at the age of 78, Sherman Alexie responded the only way he knew how: He wrote. The result is this stunning memoir. Featuring 78 poems and 78 essays, Alexie shares raw, angry, funny, profane, tender memories of a childhood few can imagine - growing up dirt poor on an Indian reservation, one of four children raised by alcoholic parents. Throughout, a portrait emerges of his mother as a beautiful, mercurial, abusive, intelligent, complicated woman. You Don't Have to Say You Love Me is a powerful account of a complicated relationship, an unflinching and unforgettable remembrance.

©2017 Sherman Alexie (P)2017 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Sherman Alexie
Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
Available on Audible