S.P. Brown “Gifts in Brown Paper Packages” Book Launch & Signing

Join debut author S.P. Brown for the official book launch event for “Gifts in Brown Paper Packages!”


Sun, February 20, 2022 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM EST
L’Espace De Reve Art Gallery
246 Lenox Avenue
Between 122nd & 123rd Lenox Avenue
New York, NY 10027
Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gifts-in-brown-paper-packages-book-launch-signing-event-tickets-247413188507

About the Author:

S.P. Brown is an attorney, corporate executive, and author. Gifts in Brown Paper Packages (Gifts) is a story of inspiration and survival for young people as well as any person who has experienced life strife. She received her Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude from Hunter College, City University of New York in Human Communications and her Juris Doctor from St. John’s University School of Law. She lives in the New York area. Gifts is her debut novel.

About the Book:

Should she take the leap through the window into the unknown? Seventeen-year-old Kyrie had no idea if she could survive it, but the notion of staying was much less appealing than the risks of the streets. A bullet that finds a fleeing target in the night, a baby held out of a high-rise window, and squatting in a rodent-infested apartment are just some of the experiences within Kyrie’s family dynamic perpetrated by her father’s actions and enabled by her mother’s acquiescence.

Gifts in Brown Paper Packages (Gifts) is a coming-of-age story commencing the night New York City teenager Kyrie Graves impulsively flees the verbal and physical abuse prevalent in her childhood home to tackle life and adulthood with no plan except survival. The night that Kyrie decides to exit her bedroom window one final time changes the course of her life.

Gifts is a story of a young girl’s survival driven by strength, personal growth, a journey to self-awareness, and ultimately acknowledging her truth. Through Kyrie’s lens, the reader is led through vivid episodic flashbacks from her adolescence through young adulthood in a journey ripe with experiences that are sometimes funny, often shocking and painful, and always genuine. Acceptance of her story and how it shapes her enables Kyrie to embrace the lessons, i.e., gifts, that strife and challenges offer despite their unpalatable aspects. Kyrie reveals her struggles, fears, and growth through this tale while displaying the perseverance that births her power and voice. Ultimately, Kyrie recognizes and accepts all the gifts, even the ones that come wrapped in brown paper packages!

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