A searing, deeply moving memoir about family, love, loss, & forgiveness from the critically acclaimed, bestselling National Book Award-winning author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Family relationships are never simple. But Alexie's bond with his mother Lillian was more complex than most. The result is a stunning memoir filled with raw, angry, funny, profane, tender memories of a childhood few can imagine, much less survive. An unflinching & unforgettable remembrance, You Don't Have to Say You Love Meis a powerful, deeply felt account of a complicated relationship.
"Written in his familiar breezy, conversational, & aphoristic style, the book makes even the darkest personal experiences uplifting & bearable with the author's wit, sarcasm, & humor...a powerful, brutally honest memoir about a mother and the son who loved her." (Kirkus Reviews)