Gifts in Brown Paper Packages

Gifts in Brown Paper Packages

by S.P. Brown
Gifts in Brown Paper Packages

Gifts in Brown Paper Packages

by S.P. Brown


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Should she take the leap through the window into the unknown? Seventeen-year-old Kyrie had no idea if she could survive it, but the notion of staying was much less appealing than the risks of the streets. A bullet that finds a fleeing target in the night, a baby held out of a high-rise window, and squatting in a rodent-infested apartment are just some of the experiences within Kyrie's family dynamic perpetrated by her father's actions and enabled by her mother's acquiescence.

Gifts in Brown Paper Packages (Gifts) is a coming-of-age story commencing the night New York City teenager Kyrie Graves impulsively flees the verbal and physical abuse prevalent in her childhood home to tackle life and adulthood with no plan except survival. The night that Kyrie decides to exit her bedroom window one final time changes the course of her life.

Gifts is a story of a young girl's survival driven by strength, personal growth, a journey to self-awareness, and ultimately acknowledging her truth. Through Kyrie's lens, the reader is led through vivid episodic flashbacks from her adolescence through young adulthood in a journey ripe with experiences that are sometimes funny, often shocking and painful, and always genuine. Acceptance of her story and how it shapes her enables Kyrie to embrace the lessons, i.e., gifts, that strife and challenges offer despite their unpalatable aspects. Kyrie reveals her struggles, fears, and growth through this tale while displaying the perseverance that births her power and voice. Ultimately, Kyrie recognizes and accepts all the gifts, even the ones that come wrapped in brown paper packages!

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ISBN-13: 9798985268416
Publisher: Chinwin Enterprise Corp
Publication date: 12/27/2021
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 434,391
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

S.P. Brown was raised in New York on the upper west side of Harlem and is a corporate executive, attorney and author with twenty-five years of diverse legal and corporate management experience. After writing creatively for over a decade, S.P. recently took a hiatus from her career as a legal executive to pursue her writing career full time and nurture her long time dedication to the issues of domestic violence and youth empowerment which speak to her spirit.

S.P. Brown serves as an Executive Committee Board Member of a non-profit domestic violence agency based in Nassau County, New York, and also routinely lends her time and voice to support youth services initiatives on Long Island. S.P. wrote Gifts in Brown Paper Packages (Gifts) as a story of inspiration and survival for young adults as well as any person who has experienced any kind of life strife. The characters are fictional while the story is grounded in real life experiences. Gifts is S.P.’s first novel.

S.P. Brown received her Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude from Hunter College, City University of New York in Human Communications and her Juris Doctor from St. John’s University School of Law. She lives in the New York area with her husband of twenty-six years (Al) and her three children; ages twenty-three (Autumn), seventeen (Asha), and fourteen (Shiloh).

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