The Love You Save: A Memoir by Taylor, Goldie
Goldie Taylor

The Love You Save: A Memoir -- Goldie Taylor

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"The Love You Save will console and inspire countless people."--J.R. Moehringer, New York Times bestselling author of The Tender Bar

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings meets Educated in this harrowing, deeply hopeful memoir of family, faith and the power of books--from acclaimed journalist and human rights activist Goldie Taylor

Aunt Gerald takes in anyone who asks, but the conditions are harsh. For her young niece Goldie Taylor, abandoned by her mother and coping with trauma of her own, life in Gerald's East St. Louis comes with nothing but a threadbare blanket on the living room floor.

But amid the pain and anguish, Goldie discovers a secret. She can find kinship among writers like James Baldwin and Toni Morrison. She can find hope in a nurturing teacher who helps her find her voice. And books, she realizes, can save her life.

Goldie Taylor's debut memoir shines a light on the strictures of race, class and gender in a post-Jim Crow America while offering a nuanced, empathetic portrait of a family in a pitched battle for its very soul.

Profoundly moving, exquisitely rendered and ultimately uplifting, The Love You Save is a story about hidden strength, perseverance against unimaginable odds, the beauty and pain of girlhood, and the power of the written word.

Author: Goldie Taylor
Publisher: Hanover Square Press
Published: 01/31/2023
Pages: 288
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.75lbs
Size: 8.53h x 5.85w x 0.90d
ISBN: 9781335449375

Review Citation(s):
Library Journal Prepub Alert 08/01/2022 pg. 15
Publishers Weekly 10/10/2022
Library Journal 11/01/2022 pg. 116
Kirkus Reviews 11/15/2022
Booklist 12/01/2022 pg. 102