We Are Not Like Them

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Product Details

Price
$27.00  $24.84
Publisher
Atria Books
Publish Date
Pages
336
Dimensions
0.0 X 0.0 X 0.0 inches | 1.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781982181031

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About the Author

Christine Pride is a writer, editor, and longtime publishing veteran. She's held editorial posts at many different trade imprints, including Doubleday, Broadway, Crown, Hyperion, and Simon & Schuster. As an editor, Christine has published a range of books, with a special emphasis on inspirational stories and memoirs, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. As a freelance editorial consultant, she does select editing and proposal/content development, as well as teaching and coaching, and pens a regular column--"Race Matters"--for Cup of Jo. She lives in New York City.

Jo Piazza is an award-winning journalist, editor and podcast host. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Marie Claire, Glamour, and other notable publications. She is also the author of Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win, How to Be Married, The Knockoff, Fitness Junkie, and If Nuns Ruled the World. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and two small children.

Reviews

"A timely, evocative read about what tests us as friends, as partners, and ultimately, as humans, and will have you rethinking your own perspectives and experiences. A perfect read for 2021."
--ALLISON WINN SCOTCH, bestselling author of Cleo McDougal Regrets Nothing
"From its heartbreaking first page to its very last one, I was completely immersed in and changed by this important novel. Uniquely told by two writers, one black and one white, who themselves know the painful complexities of race and friendship, We Are Not Like Them is a moving page-turner that is not easily forgotten. I read this in one sitting and I'm still thinking about this book."
--LAURA ZIGMAN, author of Separation Anxiety
"We Are Not Like Them is a tender and unexpected way into our national debate about policing, by centering an authentically drawn friendship between a black woman and a white woman who find themselves, through no fault of their own, on opposite sides of the emotional fallout of a police shooting. Through the story of this complicated female friendship, the sickness at the center of our current state of policing is laid bare. Beautifully heartfelt, Christine Pride and Jo Piazza's book finds hope in the friends' love for one another, that with understanding there may be a way forward."
--ATTICA LOCKE, New York Times bestselling author of Heaven, My Home
"We are Not Like Them, Christine Pride and Jo Piazza's gripping novel, is a powerful story about friendship, race, love, forgiveness, and justice--and the stunning ways they intersect. You will find yourself reading late into the night, needing to know what happens to best friends Riley and Jen, and simultaneously not wanting their story to end. Empathetic, riveting, and authentic, We are Not Like Them will stay with you long after you turn the last page."
--LAURA DAVE, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Thing He Told Me
"Now these women, they can WRITE!"
--TERRY MCMILLAN, New York Times bestselling author of It's Not All Downhill from Here
"We Are Not Like Them is the best kind of book, one that manages to educate readers as it entertains them. Riveting, timely and honest, this powerful page-turner explores the complexity of friendship and race -- and will stay with you long after its stunning conclusion."
--GREER HENDRICKS, New York Times bestselling coauthor of The Wife Between Us
"A searing, timely exploration of race in America along the fault lines of a friendship. We Are Not Like Them holds a mirror up to all of us in this soul-stirring tale of honesty, love, and redemption."
--NANCY JOHNSON, author of The Kindest Lie
"With We Are Not Like Them, Christine Pride and Jo Piazza have written a captivating, urgent, yet tender novel about how the world so often has its way with our family and friendships. Read this book with a friend."
--DE'SHAWN CHARLES WINSLOW, author of In West Mills
"[A] propulsive, deeply felt tale of race and friendship."
--People
"Smart, heartfelt and compulsively readable, We Are Not Like Them is an exquisite portrait of female friendship and a provocative exploration about race. Pride and Piazza take us to uncomfortable places--in the best possible way--while capturing so much of what we are all thinking and feeling about race. A sharp, timely, and soul-satisfying novel that is sure to spark lively book club conversations worldwide."
--EMILY GIFFIN, New York Times bestselling author of The Lies That Bind
"Coauthors Pride and Piazza explore how the sanctity of childhood friendship can be questioned and corrupted well into adulthood, and how violent racial injustice is ubiquitous in American life. We Are Not Like Them is spellbinding from cover to cover."
--Booklist
"Blistering and incisive. . . This character-driven novel ought to spark much discussion."
--Publishers Weekly