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One of Our Kind

On sale

13th June 2024

Price: £20

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Selected: Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781398715394

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‘Your bookclub will be discussing this one for DAYS’-Jodi Picoult, author of SMALL GREAT THINGS

Get Out meets The Stepford Wives in #1 New York Times best-selling author Nicola Yoon’s first adult novel.

When Jasmyn Williams and her husband King realise they’re expecting their second child, they decide to move to the town of Liberty, California hoping to find a community of like-minded people, where their growing family can thrive in a majority-Black environment.

King settles in at once, embracing the Liberty ethos, including the luxe wellness centre at the top of the hill which proves to be the heart of the community. But Jasmyn struggles to find her place. She expected to find liberals and social justice activists striving for racial equality, but Liberty residents seem more focused on booking spa treatments and ignoring the world’s troubles.

Then, as Jasmyn gets further into her pregnancy, she discovers a terrible secret that turns her frustration to dread. A secret that could threaten the safety of not only her family, but everything she believes in…

Tense, thrilling and packed with insightful social commentary, One of Our Kind explores what happens when the quest for true liberation comes at a shocking price, from an acclaimed author at the height of her powers.


Jodi Picoult, author of SMALL GREAT THINGS
Brilliant, provocative, seminal - there aren't enough adjectives to describe how much food for thought Yoon's novel provided. When cultural identity is shaped by trauma, can you even imagine who you are when that trauma is excised? What is the difference between equality and equity? And how deep into the magma of racism does implicit bias go? Your book club will be discussing this one for DAYS
Ashley C. Ford, author of SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER
Nicola Yoon can write about any subject beautifully, but what she's done in One of Our Kind is as thrilling as it is lusciously written. I can't remember the last time a book kept me turning the pages so quickly, or kept me up so late. One of Our Kind is for readers who want to be taken to the edge of expectation, and solidly dropped into the middle of a new nightmare. I still have goosebumps.
John Green, author of THE FAULT IN OUR STARS
With haunting and powerful prose, Nicola Yoon brilliantly imagines a world with much to tell us about our own.