Darling Days

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Hi Appleberry,

So I’m now in the midst of reading for the ALA’s Over The Rainbow booklist, as I am on the committee! This booklist is for Adult LGBTQ2+ materials – fiction and non-fiction. Funny enough, I find myself signing up to read more non-fiction. That’s weird cause I’m usually more of a fiction reader.

Anyhow, one of the first books I’ve read is Darling Days by iO Tillett Wright. He began to identify as a boy at an early age, and this memoir details that journey, along with his relationship to his intense mother during the 80s and 90s in the Lower East Side of New York. Set in my favourite city, I found this to be an enthralling read and very engaging.

I did get a bit lost near the end of the book when it delves into all the different relationships iO gets involved in – with both men and women. However, the overall story between mother and child is what kept me turning the page!

Cheers!

Alan

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