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4.70  ·  Rating details ·  10 ratings  ·  5 reviews
This collection of personal essays begin in Utah in the late seventies. The author is two, her little sister a baby, and her parents are hopeful newlyweds in their early twenties. We follow the family back to Maryland where her father’s dream to practice law disintegrates and his upwardly mobile hopes for his family are dashed. The fallout—a fear of being trapped in a life ...more
Paperback, 105 pages
Published May 2016 by Cija's Quips Press
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Ann Marie
Sep 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Cija Jefferson conjures up the nostalgia of having to go home when the street lights turn on, while also packing you in her luggage and taking you for a new adventure. Her imagery is gorgeous, her stories are engaging, and the book's cover art is rad.
Michael B Tager
Cija is an exciting new voice. She writes about racial identity and family, fear and comedy in an accessible, awesome voice. Take heed, y'all readers. Take heed.
Christopher Warman
Cija Jefferson's memoir Sonic Memories and Other Essays is as fearless and fierce as Jefferson herself. A collection of nine essays on her childhood, family, coming of age, and self-discovery, it's an immensely enjoyable introduction to Cija as a person and memoirist.

A lot of the strength of this collection derives from Jefferson's fierceness. The well-defined sardonic voice and consistent self-effacing humor do well to carry the work between the incredulous, true moments from Jefferson's life.
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Cija Jefferson takes the reader from one vivid memory to the next in this page turning memoir. Her writing flows easily and effortlessly, leaving the reader space for their own reflections. The honest portrayal of her family members was so real, warm and tangible. I am busy gobbling up anything/everything by this author.
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