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"An utterly charming and deeply moving portrait of the joys--and the guilt--of trying to find your own way in life. At heart, Maame is about seeing life, your loved ones, and yourself in a new light, and Maddie's journey will resonate with anyone who's had to grow up--or who's still trying to."
--Celeste Ng, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Little Fires Everywhere
--Xochitl Gonzalez, New York Times bestselling author of Olga Dies Dreaming "A poignant coming-of-age tale about finding strength, hope and courage when life gets too much and leaves you with more unanswered questions. Maame's quiet confidence is true to life and liberating." --Lizzie Damilola Blackburn, author of Yinka, Where is Your Huzband? "Lively, funny, poignant . . . Prepare to fall in love with Maddie. I did!" --Bonnie Garmus, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Lessons in Chemistry "I inhaled MAAME, a brilliant coming-of-age story. Maddie is such a relatable heroine, her voice honest, warm, heart-breaking and heart-healing. It felt truly modern, yet somehow timeless. I adored it." --Nikki May, author of Wahala "I loved every page of this beautiful, heartwarming, empowering book. The world is going to fall in love with Maddie--she stole quietly into my heart and made herself at home there. An exceptional debut from an incredibly exciting new talent."
--Beth O'Leary, bestselling author of The Flatshare "A tender and absorbing novel." --Peace Adzo Medie, author of His Only Wife "This is such a special book. Warm, beautifully drawn and instantly engaging, George tackles pain, loss and longing with the lightest of touches. I learned so much from Maddie, even as I was rooting for her to reclaim her power and jump-start her own life." --Lauren Bravo, author of The Second Chance Store "This book is going to be EVERYWHERE next year. A truly sparkling coming of age tale. Vividly drawn, witty and heartbreaking." --Julie Owen Moylan, author of That Green-Eyed Girl "Maame is a really special novel, at once sweet and sad and funny and so full of life. The sort of book that people are going to cherish, and with good reason" --Bobby Palmer, author of Isaac and the Egg