No somos como ellos / We Are Not Like Them

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No somos como ellos / We Are Not Like Them by Pride, Christine; Piazza, Jo, 9788425361685
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  • ISBN: 9788425361685 | 8425361680
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/23/2022

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UNA APASIONANTE NOVELA SOBRE LA AMISTAD, LA IDENTIDAD RACIAL Y LA LUCHA POR LA JUSTICIA

Jen y Riley son amigas desde la infancia y, aunque sus vidas tomaron caminos distintos, han logrado permanecer unidas como hermanas. Jen se casó muy joven y, tras varios años intentándolo, por fin se ha quedado embarazada. Riley, en cambio, siempre quiso ser periodista y en la actualidad está a un paso de convertirse en la primera presentadora negra del canal de noticias de Filadelfia, su ciudad natal.

Sin embargo, este profundo vínculo se resquebraja cuando el esposo de Jen, un agente de policía, se ve envuelto en un tiroteo contra un adolescente negro que iba desarmado. En la recta final de su embarazo, Jen se siente inmersa en un pozo de incertidumbre donde han arrojado su futuro, la libertad de su marido y su amistad con Riley. Por su parte, cuando Riley debe cubrir la noticia del suceso, tendrá que lidiar con las emociones que le manan por el afecto hacia su amiga blanca y el devastador impacto y las terribles consecuencias que ha conllevado el incidente en la comunidad negra a la cual pertenece.

Emotiva y honesta, esta sobrecogedora historia explora el racismo y cómo este impregna la vida de las personas en una sociedad profundamente dividida.

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A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK

Named a Best Book Pick of 2021 by Harper’s Bazaar and Real Simple


Named a Most Anticipated Book of Fall by People, Essence, New York Post, PopSugar, New York Newsday, Entertainment Weekly, Town & Country, Bustle, Fortune, and Book Riot

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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