No Place Safe: A Family Memoir

Kim Reid


Winner of the Colorado booklet Award in artistic Nonfiction The Rocky Mountain Newsfeatures No position secure during this compelling memoir, Kim Reid hauntingly transports readers to the blameless international of a youth safe by means of a loving domestic, but threatened via a possibility past any kid's figuring out . . . Thirteen-year-old Kim Reid won't ever overlook the summer time of 1979. In these worthy loose moments while she isn't really caring for her little sister whereas her unmarried mom works as a cop, Kim's days are choked with ideas of boys, make-up, and beginning highschool within the fall. while a heartbreaking discovery alongside a quiet Atlanta highway makes the scoop, Kim's mom instructs her women to be cautious. conversant in her mother's warnings, Kim feels she already understands tips to remain alert and hold herself as though she's now not scared. yet because the shadow of chance lengthens over Kim's once-sunny panorama of family and friends, she learns there is not any position secure. whereas her mom turns into preoccupied along with her more and more high-profile task, Kim feels existence unraveling. Straddling the worlds of her black local and her filthy rich white college, teetering at the verge of collapse among woman and lady, Kim is torn among becoming in and discovering her personal voice; among turning into robust and clinging to the final lines of her youth. during this deeply intimate, strong narrative, Kim Reid weaves an unforgettable tale of becoming up and the occasions that form us eternally . . . Kim Reid grew up in Atlanta, the backdrop of her memoir. She graduated from George Washington collage with a master's measure in nationwide safety coverage in 1990. prior to figuring out to target writing, she took a number of detours, together with a stint as a collections agent for the IRS and a number of other years in administration at a telecommunications and software program corporation. Kim lives in Colorado along with her husband. compliment for No position secure by means of Kim Reid "Though a baby herself, Kim Reid sat at the fringe of a fron

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