You Don't Have to Say You Love Me

You Don't Have to Say You Love Me

by Sherman Alexie


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One of the most anticipated books of 2017—Entertainment Weekly and Bustle

A searing, deeply moving memoir about family, love, and loss from the critically acclaimed, bestselling National Book Award winner.

When his mother passed away at the age of 78, Sherman Alexie responded the only way he knew how: he wrote. The result is this stunning memoir. Featuring 78 poems, 78 essays and intimate family photographs, Alexie shares raw, angry, funny, profane, tender memories of a childhood few can imagine—growing up dirt-poor on an Indian reservation, one of four children raised by alcoholic parents. Throughout, a portrait emerges of his mother as a beautiful, mercurial, abusive, intelligent, complicated woman. YOU DON'T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME is a powerful account of a complicated relationship, an unflinching and unforgettable remembrance.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316270755
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 06/13/2017
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Sherman Alexie is one of the most acclaimed and bestselling novelists in America. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which won the National Book Award for Young People's Literature, was a #1 New York Times bestseller and has more than two million copies in print.

Along with the National Book Award, the novel was a 2008 Horn Book Award Winner for Excellence in Children's Literature, a Booksense Book of the Year Children's Literature Honor Book, a Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist, and one of the New York Times Notable Children's Books of 2007. Alexie has also written eleven books of poetry, three story collections, and three novels for adults: Reservation Blues, Indian Killer, and Flight

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