Rosie's Reviews

Rosie joined the Eight Cousins staff in the spring of 2018. She is a student at Smith College where she double majors in Africana Studies and Comparative World Literatures. 

Rosie enjoys reading all sorts of books, particularly autobiographies and novels that feature marginalized voices.

  

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Patsy: A Novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781631495632
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Published: Liveright - June 4th, 2019

Patsy was one of my favorite reads of the year! Nicole Dennis-Benn tackles themes of motherhood, family, love, immigration, gender, sexuality, and more in an accessible and exciting way. The novel follows the lives of Patsy and her daughter Tru, flipping between their two perspectives each chapter. Patsy, a young Jamaican woman who believes she became a mother before she was ready, leaves her five-year-old daughter to start a new life in the United States. Tru, now left to be raised by her father and his wife grows up in Jamaica curious about her mother and exploring her own identity. The book follows both of their lives, detailing their hardships while also providing uplifting moments. A beautiful read and certainly a page-turner. 


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Patsy: A Novel Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781631497896
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Published: Liveright - May 26th, 2020

Patsy was one of my favorite reads of the year! Nicole Dennis-Benn tackles themes of motherhood, family, love, immigration, gender, sexuality, and more in an accessible and exciting way. The novel follows the lives of Patsy and her daughter Tru, flipping between their two perspectives each chapter. Patsy, a young Jamaican woman who believes she became a mother before she was ready, leaves her five-year-old daughter to start a new life in the United States. Tru, now left to be raised by her father and his wife grows up in Jamaica curious about her mother and exploring her own identity. The book follows both of their lives, detailing their hardships while also providing uplifting moments. A beautiful read and certainly a page-turner.