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Books you May Have Read That Are Similar

If you read and liked one of these books, you might enjoy this title as well!

  • Monday's Not Coming
  • Girl in Pieces
  • Love is a Revolution
  • We Are Not From Here
  • This is My America


Book Summary

Goodreads Summary:

Fans of Monday's Not Coming and Girl in Pieces will love this award-winning novel about a girl on the verge of losing herself and the unlikely journey to recovery after she is removed from anything and everyone she knows to be home.

Moving from Trinidad to Canada wasn't her idea. But after being hospitalized for depression, her mother sees it as the only option. Now, living with an estranged aunt she barely remembers and dealing with her "troubles" in a foreign country, she feels more lost than ever.

Everything in Canada is cold and confusing. No one says hello, no one walks anywhere, and bus trips are never-ending and loud. She just wants to be home home, in Trinidad, where her only friend is going to school and Sunday church service like she used to do.

But this new home also brings unexpected surprises: the chance at a family that loves unconditionally, the possibility of new friends, and the promise of a hopeful future. Though she doesn't see it yet, Canada is a place where she can feel at home--if she can only find the courage to be honest with herself.


Author Bio

Lisa Allen-Agostini is a widely published novelist, journalist, and poet from Trinidad and Tobago. She writes primarily about the Caribbean, its people, and its culture. Allen-Agostini lives in Trinidad with her family; her dog, Sassy; and her fabulous cat, Fennec. She also writes and performs stand-up comedy as ‘Just Lisa’ with her company FemCom TT.

Other books by Lisa Allen-Agostini:

  • The Bread the Devil Knead
  • Trinidad Noir
  • The Chalice Project
  • Swallowing the Sky
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