Greenidge and Smith
Kaitlyn Greenidge’s debut novel was the acclaimed We Love You, Charlie Freeman. Greenidge is the features director at Harper’s Bazaar and a contributing writer for the New York Times, and her writing has also appeared in Vogue, Glamour, the Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere. Libertie, Greenidge’s second novel, is inspired by the life of one of the first Black female doctors in the United States. In their free Black community in Reconstruction-era Brooklyn, Libertie Sampson’s mother, a physician, has a vision for their future together: Libertie is to go to medical school and practice alongside her. But Libertie is hungry for something more. Michael Farris Smith is an award-winning writer whose novels have appeared on Best of the Year lists from Esquire, NPR, Southern Living, Book Riot, and numerous others, and his essays have appeared in the New York Times, Bitter Southerner, Garden & Gun, and more. In Nick, The Great Gatsby’s narrator Nick Carraway is pulled out of the shadows and into the spotlight in this masterful look into his life before Gatsby.
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