Come and Get it

Come and Get It by Kylie Reid is another clever social commentary about the interplay of power, money, and race from the author of the popular 2019 novel Such a Fun Age. Come and Get It takes a piercing look at academia through the relationship between Agatha Paul, a white 30-something professor at the University of Arkansas and Millie, the 24-year-old Black resident assistant at one of the school’s dorms. Agatha is writing a book about Southern women and contemporary weddings and she uses Millie as a source for her research. The ethics of this agreement become much more questionable when Agatha starts paying Millie, who’s desperately saving up for a house, to eavesdrop on some of her fellow students. As always, Reid’s ear for conversation and social observation is finely tuned and razor sharp.