Books How Are You Going to Save Yourself by JM Holmes Hardcover, 248 pages, Little Brown & Co, List Price: $26 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleHow Are You Going to Save YourselfAuthorJM Holmes Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers NPR Summary Four friends come of age in a Rhode Island postindustrial enclave and struggle to liberate themselves from the limitations imposed on African Americans while navigating the dynamics of sex, drugs, class and family. Genres: Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about How Are You Going to Save Yourself NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2018's Great Reads November 27, 2018 The Book Concierge is back! Explore more than 300 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. Review Book Reviews 'How Are You Going To Save Yourself' Asks The Hard Questions August 23, 2018 JM Holmes asks a lot of questions in his debut story collection, a shockingly powerful, gorgeously written book about four African American friends growing up and growing apart.