skin & bones: a novel

Written by:
Renée Watson
Narrated by:
Zenzi Williams

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
May 2024
9 hours 9 minutes
From the acclaimed #1 New York Times bestselling author comes a soulful and lyrical novel exploring sisterhood, motherhood, faith, love, and ultimately what gets passed down from one generation to the next
At 40, Lena Baker is at a steady and stable moment in life—between wine nights with her two best friends and her wedding just weeks away, she’s happy in love and in friendship until a confession on her wedding day shifts her world.

Unmoored and grieving a major loss, Lena finds herself trying to teach her daughter self-love while struggling to do so herself. Lena questions everything she’s learned about dating, friendship, and motherhood, and through it all, she works tirelessly to bring the oft-forgotten Black history of Oregon to the masses, sidestepping her well-meaning co-workers that don’t understand that their good intentions are often offensive and hurtful.

Through Watson’s poetic voice, skin & bones is a stirring exploration of who society makes space for and is ultimately a story of heartbreak and healing.
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This book triggered me. As a heavy weight woman navigating this world, the author expressed all the words and emotions perfectly. She gave words to my soul. This book touched me in ways that I thought I healed from. I realize that I have more to learn about myself. I’m not done yet. Thank you. Great read.

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