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An American Marriage (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel
by Tayari Jones

Language

English

Pages

321

Publication Date

February 06, 2018

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<DIV><B>A <I>NEW YORK TIMES</I> AND <I>WASHINGTON POST</I> NOTABLE BOOK<BR /><BR /> A 2018 BEST OF THE YEAR SELECTION OF <I>NPR</I>  *<I> TIME</I>  * <I>BUSTLE</I>  * <I>O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE</I>  * <I>THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS</I>  * AMAZON.COM<BR /><BR /> OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB 2018 SELECTION<BR /><BR /> LONGLISTED FOR THE 2018 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION</B><BR /><BR /><B>“A moving portrayal of the effects of a wrongful conviction on a young African-American couple.” —Barack Obama<BR /><BR /> “Haunting . . . Beautifully written.” —<I>The New York Times Book Review</I><BR />  <BR /> “Brilliant and heartbreaking . . . Unforgettable.” —<I>USA Today</I><BR />  <BR /> “A tense and timely love story . . . Packed with brave questions about race and class.” —<I>People</I><BR />  <BR /> “Compelling.” —<I>The Washington Post</I><BR />  <BR /> “Epic . . . Transcendent . . . Triumphant.” —<I>Elle</I></B><BR /><BR /> Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn’t commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. As Roy’s time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. After five years, Roy’s conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together.<BR />  <BR /> This stirring love story is a profoundly insightful look into the hearts and minds of three people who are at once bound and separated by forces beyond their control. <I>An American Marriage</I> is a masterpiece of storytelling, an intimate look deep into the souls of people who must reckon with the past while moving forward—with hope and pain—into the future.</DIV>
Have You Seen Luis Velez?
by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Language

English

Pages

315

Publication Date

May 21, 2019

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<p><b>An Amazon Charts and <i>Wall Street Journal</i> bestseller.</b></p><p><b>From New York Times bestselling author Catherine Ryan Hyde comes a moving novel about two strangers who find that kindness is a powerful antidote to fear.</b></p><p>Raymond Jaffe feels like he doesn’t belong. Not with his mother’s new family. Not as a weekend guest with his father and his father’s wife. Not at school, where he’s an outcast. After his best friend moves away, Raymond has only two real connections: to the feral cat he’s tamed and to a blind ninety-two-year-old woman in his building who’s introduced herself with a curious question: <i>Have you seen Luis Velez?</i></p><p>Mildred Gutermann, a German Jew who narrowly escaped the Holocaust, has been alone since her caretaker disappeared. She turns to Raymond for help, and as he tries to track Luis down, a deep and unexpected friendship blossoms between the two.</p><p>Despondent at the loss of Luis, Mildred isolates herself further from a neighborhood devolving into bigotry and fear. Determined not to let her give up, Raymond helps her see that for every terrible act the world delivers, there is a mirror image of deep kindness, and Mildred helps Raymond see that there’s hope if you have someone to hold on to.</p>
The Wedding Gift
by Marlen Suyapa Bodden

Language

English

Pages

318

Publication Date

September 24, 2013

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In 1852, when prestigious Alabama plantation owner Cornelius Allen gives his daughter Clarissa's hand in marriage, she takes with her a gift: Sarah—her slave and her half-sister. Raised by an educated mother, Clarissa is not the proper Southern belle she appears to be, with ambitions of loving whom she chooses. Sarah equally hides behind the façade of being a docile house slave as she plots to escape. Both women bring these tumultuous secrets and desires with them to their new home, igniting events that spiral into a tale beyond what you ever imagined possible. Told through the alternating viewpoints of Sarah and Theodora Allen, Cornelius' wife, Marlen Suyapa Bodden's <i>The Wedding Gift</i> is an intimate portrait of slavery and the 19th Century South that will leave readers breathless.
Washington Black: A novel
by Esi Edugyan

Language

English

Pages

332

Publication Date

September 18, 2018

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<b>One of the TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR <i>New York Times Book Review</i><br /><br />One of the Best Books of the Year<br /><i>The Boston Globe</i> <i>●</i> <i>The Washington Post ● Time ● Entertainment Weekly ● San Francisco Chronicle ● Financial Times ● Minneapolis Star Tribune ● NPR ● The Economist ● Bustle ● The Dallas Morning News ● Slate ● Kirkus Reviews</i><br />One of Barack Obama’s Favorite Books of the Year</b><br /><br />Eleven-year-old George Washington Black—or Wash—a field slave on a Barbados sugar plantation, is initially terrified when he is chosen as the manservant of his master’s brother. To his surprise, however, the eccentric Christopher Wilde turns out to be a naturalist, explorer, inventor, and abolitionist. Soon Wash is initiated into a world where a flying machine can carry a man across the sky, where even a boy born in chains may embrace a life of dignity and meaning, and where two people, separated by an impossible divide, can begin to see each other as human. <br />  <br /> But when a man is killed and a bounty is placed on Wash’s head, they must abandon everything and flee together. Over the course of their travels, what brings Wash and Christopher together will tear them apart, propelling Wash ever farther across the globe in search of his true self. Spanning the Caribbean to the frozen Far North, London to Morocco, <i>Washington Black</i> is a story of self-invention and betrayal, of love and redemption, and of a world destroyed and made whole again.
The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth Book 1)
by N. K. Jemisin

Language

English

Pages

512

Publication Date

August 04, 2015

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<b>At the end of the world, a woman must hide her secret power and find her kidnapped daughter in this "intricate and extraordinary" Hugo Award winning novel of power, oppression, and revolution. <i>(The New York Times)</i></b><div><br />This is the way the world ends...for the last time.</div><div><br /></div><div>It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world's sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun. It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter. It starts with betrayal, and long dormant wounds rising up to fester. <br /><br /> This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy. <br /> <br /><b>Read the first book in the critically acclaimed, three-time Hugo award-winning trilogy by <i>NYT </i>bestselling author N. K. Jemisin.</b><br /><br /> For more from N. K. Jemisin, check out:<br /><br /> <b>The Inheritance Trilogy </b><br /> <i>The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms</i><br /> <i>The Broken Kingdoms</i><br /> <i>The Kingdom of Gods</i><br /><br /> <i>The Inheritance Trilogy </i>(omnibus edition) <br /> <i>Shades in Shadow: An Inheritance Triptych</i> (e-only short fiction) <br /> <i>The Awakened Kingdom </i>(e-only novella) <br /><br /> <b>Dreamblood Duology</b><br /> <i>The Killing Moon</i><br /> <i>The Shadowed Sun</i><br /><div> </div> </div><div><i><br /></i></div><div><b>The Broken Earth</b></div><div><i>The Fifth Season</i></div><div><i>The Obelisk Gate</i></div>
The Underground Railroad (Pulitzer Prize Winner) (National Book A...
by Colson Whitehead

Language

English

Pages

300

Publication Date

August 02, 2016

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<b>Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, the #1 <i>New York Times </i>bestseller from Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South</b><br /><br /> Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood—where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as planned—Cora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted.<br />      In Whitehead’s ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor—engineers and conductors operate a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora and Caesar’s first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But the city’s placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher, is close on their heels. Forced to flee again, Cora embarks on a harrowing flight, state by state, seeking true freedom.<br />      Like the protagonist of <i>Gulliver’s Travels,</i> Cora encounters different worlds at each stage of her journey—hers is an odyssey through time as well as space. As Whitehead brilliantly re-creates the unique terrors for black people in the pre–Civil War era, his narrative seamlessly weaves the saga of America from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. <i>The Underground Railroad</i> is at once a kinetic adventure tale of one woman’s ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage and a shattering, powerful meditation on the history we all share.
Ethic 5
by Ashley Antoinette

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English

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Publication Date

June 17, 2019

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Life has never been easy for Ethic. Since he was a young boy he has battled loss after loss while struggling to navigate through a treacherous world. When he met Alani Lenika Hill he knew that he had met the woman who would love him back to life. They have weathered a storm together and their love is so fated that neither want to let it go, but it seems their bubble of happiness is an illusion because life around them is falling apart. <br /><br />When Morgan Atkins attempts suicide, their bliss is shattered. So much is on the line. So many things hang in the balance as Morgan fights for her life. Her broken heart has led her to this, but if she dies, the soul of Ethic's family will be buried with her. <br /><br />In this heart pounding series fans have been written into a world of love, lust, anger, sadness, joy, gate and most of all growth. Hold on tight for another installment of this epic love story told in such a poignant way that it's hard to distinguish the real world from the one in your head. Welcome back to the Ethic Effect.
The Book of Night Women
by Marlon James

Language

English

Pages

444

Publication Date

January 17, 2009

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<b><b><b>From the author of <i>Black Leopard, Red Wolf</i> and the WINNER of the 2015 Man Booker Prize for <i>A Brief History of Seven Killings</i></b></b> <br /></b> <br /><b>"An undeniable success.” — <i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b> <br /><br />A true triumph of voice and storytelling, <i>The Book of Night Women</i> rings with both profound authenticity and a distinctly contemporary energy. It is the story of Lilith, born into slavery on a Jamaican sugar plantation at the end of the eighteenth century. Even at her birth, the slave women around her recognize a dark power that they- and she-will come to both revere and fear. The Night Women, as they call themselves, have long been plotting a slave revolt, and as Lilith comes of age they see her as the key to their plans. But when she begins to understand her own feelings, desires, and identity, Lilith starts to push at the edges of what is imaginable for the life of a slave woman, and risks becoming the conspiracy's weak link. But the real revelation of the book-the secret to the stirring imagery and insistent prose-is Marlon James himself, a young writer at once breath­takingly daring and wholly in command of his craft.
Treasure in Exile: a twisty, read-all-night mystery (Palmyrton Es...
by S.W. Hubbard

Language

English

Pages

247

Publication Date

January 26, 2018

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<div><b>**Read Books 1-3 at a discount price in the boxed set, <i>Box Full of Treasure</i> **</b></div> <b><div><b></b></div>A reclusive heiress...a loyal servant...a mansion frozen in time.</b><br /><br />After her husband's plane goes down in a WWII battle, a poor nurse becomes the wealthiest widow in town.<br /><br />And she never leaves her mansion for 70 years.<br /><br />When estate sale organizer Audrey Nealon enters the Tate Mansion after the widow's death, she discovers nothing's been changed since the day the house was built. Why did the heiress and her maid eat canned soup and read used paperbacks surrounded by magnificent art and antiques? Why were the house and its contents bequeathed to a small local charity?<br /><br />Audrey's idle curiosity soon turns into a desperate need to know. Because someone wants to profit from the Tate Mansion's secrets. And if others have to die to make that happen, so be it.<br /><br />Can Audrey outwit a wily con man? Or is she is too smart to live?<br /><br /><div>Tired of predictable mysteries that you have figured out long before the end? Rejoice! Here is a mystery with a strong female protagonist and plenty of plot twists to keep you challenged. The characters you love--amateur sleuth Audrey, Ty, Sean, and Ethel the shelter dog--are back in another adventure full of antiques, family secrets, and murder. Download now and read all night!<br /><b>Also available as an audiobook. </b></div>
Lovin' A Chi-Town Dope Boy 2
by Princess Diamond

Language

English

Pages

149

Publication Date

July 12, 2019

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Tweet and Dez came home to find the house covered in blood. Instantly, Dez is upset and ready to kill for answers. Tweet suspects that it’s Slice, but she doesn’t have any proof. Samples of blood were taken by the police and processed by forensics. The results are beyond shocking. <br />Slice has tricks up his sleeves for days. He plans to ruin Tweet and Dez’s lives for years to come. Slice is angry, hurt, and wants everyone to pay. The anguish and rage stems from one incident that Tweet stumbles upon when she breaks into his house to look for answers. She can’t believe what she finds. The truth is deep-rooted. It involves her and Dez’s family. <br />Meanwhile, Tweet and Dez are trying their best to escape the destruction that Slice has planned for them. They vowed to work on their strained relationship. Dez wants to make things official with Tweet. He wants the adoption reversed so their boys can come to live with them. Also, he wants Tweet to have another baby. However, Tweet has a secret about their children’s adoption. There is a possibility that Dez may never be able to see his sons. Will Dez give up on Tweet when he finds out what she’s been hiding from him? <br />Dark secrets. Blood-shed. Treachery. Dez has been shot and he’s missing. Tweet is arrested for his alleged murder. Nexus, Dez’s close friend and boss has been called to help out. Can anyone stop Slice? Or will Slice finish everyone off with his master plan? This riveting finale of Lovin A Chi-Town Dope Boy 2 will leave you breathless.<br />

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