You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me by Sherman Alexie audiobook

You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir

By Sherman Alexie
Read by Sherman Alexie

Little, Brown & Company, Hachette Book Group 9780316270755


Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781478912811

  • ISBN: 9781478972914

Runtime: 12.17 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English



New York Times bestseller

Winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction

Winner of a 2018 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award

An Best of the Year for 2017 in Memoirs

An AudioFile Best Audiobook of the Year for 2017

A 2018 Audie Award Finalist for Best Short Stories/Collections Narration

An RUSA Notable Book for Outstanding Audiobook Narration

A 2017 Library Journal Best Audiobook selection

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A Boston Globe Best Books of the Year selection

A Washington Post Notable Book for 2017

A Los Angeles Times Best Book of 2017

Entertainment Weekly “Must Read” Pick for Summer 2017

A Buzzfeed Best Books of the Year in Nonfiction for 2017

A 2017 Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year

A BookPage Best Book of 2017

A Shelf Awareness Best Book of 2017

Amazon Best Book of the Month for June 2017

A Audio bestseller

Bustle Pick of Most Anticipated Books for 2017

A BuzzFeed Books Pick

A Literary Hub Pick of 2017's Notable Books

A searing, deeply moving memoir about family, love, and loss from the critically acclaimed, bestselling National Book Award winner.

When his mother passed away at the age of seventy-eight, Sherman Alexie responded the only way he knew how: he wrote. The result is this stunning memoir. Featuring seventy-eight poems and seventy-eight essays, Alexie shares raw, angry, funny, profane, tender memories of a childhood few can imagine—growing up dirt-poor on an Indian reservation, one of four children raised by alcoholic parents.

Throughout, a portrait emerges of his mother as a beautiful, mercurial, abusive, intelligent, complicated woman. You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me is a powerful account of a complicated relationship, an unflinching and unforgettable remembrance.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Sherman Alexie narrates his powerful memoir with acute emotion and vulnerability. His story of his grief after the death of his mother is rooted in the brutal experiences of Native Americans in the United States…Alexie’s narration is extremely personal. He will make you cry, yes, and then make you laugh hard enough to wake your sleeping children…Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“With his uniquely sing-songy cadence, almost-chuckles, and uncontainable tears, Alexie gives a raw, superb performance. No one else could have narrated the stories of his difficult youth, his lifesaving education, and his struggles between familial obligation and leaving the res.” Library Journal (starred audio review)
“Resonant and occasionally gut-wrenching.” Entertainment Weekly
“Evident throughout are humor and rage, respect and loving irreverence.” O, The Oprah Magazine
“The overwhelming takeaway from Mr. Alexie’s memoir is triumph, that of one writer’s ability to overcome hardscrabble roots, medical bad luck, and generations of systemic racism—all through an uncommon command of language and metaphor.” New York Times
“Alexie is courageous and unflinching, delivering a worthy and honest eulogy by showing us his mother and himself in full, everything spectacular and everything scarred.” Minneapolis Star Tribune
“In this alternately funny and painful book, Alexie grapples with their relationship and shares his deepening understand of her.” Los Angeles Times
“There’s straight personal history here, as well as fable, poetry, and raw and mordant accounts of life…Unexpected revelations are a constant throughout this memoir.” NPR




Author Bio: Sherman Alexie

Author Bio: Sherman Alexie

Sherman Alexie is a poet, short-story writer, novelist, and performer. He is a winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the PEN/Malamud Award for Short Fiction, a PEN/Hemingway Citation for Best First Fiction, and the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. A Spokane/Coeur d’Alene Indian, he grew up in Wellpinit, Washington, on the Spokane Indian Reservation, and has been an urban Indian since 1994.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 12.17
Audience: Adult
Language: English