Troy grew up in Indianapolis, IN and has lived in Seattle for 6 years. He has worked in all capacities of youth work ranging from schools to the Juvenile Justice system, doing his best to elevate the voices of young people. Reading and writing have been his personal ways of elevating his own voice, and is excited to have the opportunity to share his passion with other readers in the South end to fulfill those same passions. He is currently a second year MFA graduate student at University of Washington Bothell.
What I have read of Baldwin has been his essays and novels. They have changed the way I look at writing and myself. His poetry does the same. The poetry that we never saw published was what he used to keep his prose sharp and poised. Reading his poetry makes you feel as a fan that you are reading through his journal
Tells the story of a protagonist named Maria, an innocent Brazilian young woman who tries to understand love. Her view of it is tarnished as she is left heartbroken from it. She meets a young painter and this type of love changes her view. Will she accept this Love or Run away from it?
This is a story of migration, love, loss, and hope. It shows the story of Hattie who migrates to Philadelphia in 1923 and the story of the eleven children she raises to face a "Jim Crow America."
Written as a hybrid of prose, vignettes, and poetry. This novel explores the lives of many different African Americans living out what it means to be "Black America" in the early to mid 20th century. Beautifully written and engaging.
This book is a world wide treasure of spiritual growthh and chasing after one's own personal legend. We are constantly reminded that the universe conspires toward our own good and destiny. We just have to search and be aware. What is your personal legend?
Having read this book multiple times it made me wrestle with my own identity as a son, a man, a black man, the holder of my father's name. This book has been very important to me.
A deep dive into the psychology and spirit of a protagonist who seems to have a perfect life but is overtaken by loneliness. A thrilling ride to the end that explores the questions of fidelity, happiness, and life meanings.
Words can't describe the masterful prose that this powerful woman displays in this novel. A haunting, heartaching and mesmerizing work of literature that stays with you well after you read.
One of Paulo Coelho's many great works. The author of The Alchemist takes you through a spiritual pilgrimage while traveling side by side with him on the Siberian Railway that changes the way you look at love, spirituality and the universe. This story is life- changing.