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Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood by bell hooks

   bell hooks' Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood is an odd book. It’s nonfiction but it reads like a novel. It focuses on hooks’ childhood, but each brief chapter can be savored as an individual short story. hooks grew up in a home with several sisters and one brother, but feeling like an outsider rather than a member of the family. She was curious about taboo topics like death, race, marriage, sexuality, and gender roles, but she could not discuss these subjects openly with anyone. ...