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OMG! This book–y’all have GOT to read SUCH A FUN AGE, about race, class, and how everything can be misconstrued

By Leslie Lindsay 

A striking, surprising debut from from an exhilarating new voice, SUCH A FUN AGE is a compulsive page-turner. 




“The most provocative page-turner of the year.” –Entertainment Weekly

“A great way to kick off 2020.” –Washington Post



You guys! I cannot stop thinking about–or talking about–this book! It’s a bit like Jennifer Weiner meets the pacing of a psychological thriller meets Kim Brooks’ SMALL ANIMALS, but there’s so much more, too. SUCH A FUN AGE (Putnam, December 30 2019) is compulsively readable; it’s like a bad car accident you just can’t take your eyes from. And I am so grateful to G.P. Putnam’s Sons for this review copy.

Emira Tucker is a 25-year-old attractive black babysitter trying to make ends meet between her part-time jobs. She out at a friend’s 26th birthday party when the mother of her young charge calls–it’s nearly eleven p.m.–requesting her babysitting services–NOW. She doesn’t look like a babysitter at the moment. She’s had a few drinks. She doesn’t really want to leave the party to babysit, but she’s broke.

“I urge you to read Such a Fun Age.” –NPR

A 2020 NAACP Image Award Finalist

A Marie Claire #ReadWithMC Book Club Pick

A Well-Read Black Girl Book Club Pick 

A WNYC Get Lit With All of It Book Club Pick

Mrs. Chamberlain hands off the toddler and Emira and Briar head to the local, uppity supermarket. Little Briar loves looking at the bulk foods. It’s bright and shiny, safe, so why not? But soon she’s confronted by the store’s security guard. A young black woman out late with a white child…this doesn’t look good. He accuses Emira of kidnapping the two-year old. A small crowd gathers. A bystander films everything. Emira is furious and embarrassed. All ends…or does it?

grocery cart with item

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Artistic image of cover designed and photographed by me, Leslie Lindsay. Please follow on Instagram for more like this.

For more information, to connect with the author via social media, or to purchase a copy of SUCH A FUN AGE, please visit: 

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2194829.jpgABOUT THE AUTHOR: Kiley Reid earned her MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was awarded the Truman Capote Fellowship and taught undergraduate creative writing workshops with a focus on race and class. Her short stories have been featured in PloughsharesDecemberNew South, and Lumina. Reid lives in Philadelphia.

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I hope you do!

Leslie Lindsay is the award-winning author of SPEAKING OF APRAXIA (Woodbine House, 2012). Her work has been published in Pithead ChapelCommon Ground ReviewCleaver Magazine (craft and CNF), The Awakenings Review, The Nervous Breakdown, Ruminate’s The WakingBrave Voices Literary MagazineManifest-Station, and others. She has been awarded as one of the top 1% reviewers on GoodReads and recognized by Jane Friedman as one of the most influential book reviewers. Since 2013, Leslie has interviewed over 700 bestselling and debut authors on her author interview series.


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[Cover and author image retrieved from author’s website on 1/14/20. Artistic image of cover designed and photographed by me, Leslie Lindsay. Please follow on Instagram for more like this]

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