Record Details

Catalog Search

Back To Results
Showing Item 1 of 1

We are not like them : a novel  Cover Image Book Book

We are not like them : a novel

Pride, Christine (author.). Piazza, Jo, (author.).


Summary: "Told from alternating perspectives, an evocative and riveting novel about the lifelong bond between two women, one Black and one white, whose friendship is indelibly altered by a tragic event--a powerful and poignant exploration of race in America today and its devastating impact on ordinary lives. Jen and Riley have been best friends since kindergarten. As adults, they remain as close as sisters, though their lives have taken different directions. Jen married young, and after years of trying, is finally pregnant. Riley pursued her childhood dream of becoming a television journalist and is poised to become one of the first Black female anchors of the top news channel in their hometown of Philadelphia. But the deep bond they share is severely tested when Jen's husband, a city police officer, is involved in the shooting of an unarmed Black teenager. Six months pregnant, Jen is in freefall as her future, her husband's freedom, and her friendship with Riley are thrown into uncertainty. Covering this career-making story, Riley wrestles with the implications of this tragic incident for her Black community, her ambitions, and her relationship with her lifelong friend. Like Tayari Jones's An American Marriage and Jodi Picoult's Small Great Things, We Are Not Like Them explores complex questions of race and how they pervade and shape our most intimate spaces in a deeply divided world. But at its heart, it's a story of enduring friendship--a love that defies the odds even as it faces its most difficult challenges"--

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781982181031
  • ISBN: 1982181036
  • ISBN: 9781982181055
  • Physical Description: print
    315 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2021.

Contents / Notes

General Note: Book club information from jacket.
Includes Book club favorites reader's guide, with discussion questions.
Subject: Interracial friendship Fiction
Race Fiction
Police shootings Fiction
FICTION / Literary
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Social problem fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Social problem fiction.

Currently available copies

  • 21 / 47 copies available at PINES (Show)
  • 0 / 2 copies available at Athens Regional Library System


  • 14 current holds on 47 total copies.
Find the nearest copy:
Library System: Library Branch Name
Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status  
Athens Regional Library System:
      Athens-Clarke County Library
Send SMS Text
31001006019104 NEW-BKS On holds shelf
Athens Regional Library System:
      Watkinsville/Oconee County Library
Send SMS Text
31001006035985 NEW-BKS On holds shelf

Back To Results
Showing Item 1 of 1

Additional Resources