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Gone Like Yesterday

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Gone Like Yesterday by Janelle M. Williams
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Feb 14, 2023 | ISBN 9780593671382 | 736 Minutes

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“There’s so much music in the engrossing pages of Gone Like Yesterday—in the songs of mothers and daughters, brothers and sisters, would-be lovers, and the ancestors who watch over us. With lyricism and precision, Janelle M. Williams deftly captures the complicated beauty and chaos within our deepest relationships. A magical, mesmerizing debut!”
—Deesha Philyaw, author of The Secret Lives of Church Ladies

“What a magnificent narrative about a girl who only seems to be average! This novel is a terrific mix of family drama, the perils of relationships, and the power of perception. I loved every word. Read this book immediately!”
—Brendan Slocumb, author of The Violin Conspiracy and Symphony of Secrets

“Mesmerizing. . . . Williams has a keen eye for detail and a lyrical voice, and her exploration of personal and collective histories is marked by maturity and compassion. The magic of the novel’s moths is truly imaginative . . . [A] profoundly beautiful novel that takes legacy seriously, from a promising new writer.”

“Williams melds a ghost story with a frank reflection on the complexities of Black identity in her vivid if didactic debut…This is worth a look.”
—Publishers Weekly

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