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You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir

You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir

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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.

Title:You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir
ISBN:031627075X
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Number of Pages:457 pages
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  • Elyse

    Audiobook:The intensityThe ferociousnessThe vibrancy The powerThe effectivenessThe aggressivenessand PASSION..........in which Sherman Alexie reads his memoir sizzles-and burns with such force - at ti...

  • Diane S ?

    I have only read one previous book by this author, his rather well known The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Never knew how autobiographical it really was, but after reading this I can de...

  • Rachel León

    I'm so picky when it comes to memoirs, but this one is truly something special. Sherman Alexie blends poetry and prose with a healthy dose of humor and gut-wrenching honesty. I loved how this book bas...

  • Donalyn

    Stunning. NBA contender. Don't miss this one. ...

  • Chrissie

    This book is sure to give you an emotional ride, particularly if you listen to the audiobook read by the author. It is read with passion. Prose poetry is what is delivered. He knows better than anyone...

  • Pamela

    Reviewing an uncorrected Advance Reading Copy; the book will be on sale June 13, 2017.After his mother's death in 2015, Sherman Alexie worked through his complicated memories and emotions in the way h...

  • jeremy

    ...thank you,mother, for being my mother.thank you for your imperfect loveit almost worked. it mostly worked.or partly worked. it was almost enough. heartbreaking and beautiful. candid and sincere. r...

  • Courtney

    I absolutely adore Sherman Alexie, so that this gets 5 stars from me shouldn't be a surprise. As always, his writing and poetry are beautiful, and this book is just wonderful, start to finish. Such a ...

  • Amanda

    A beautiful quilt of stories and poems and poemstories and storypoems. I've read nearly everything Alexie has written, and I'm drawn to any story or memoir about someone's mother, so I jumped on this ...

  • Canadian Reader

    ”There is no preparation for the loneliness of a world from which the two people who put you in it have gone. The death of parents removes the last cushion against contemplating your own mortality. ...