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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>
Black Leopard, Red Wolf (The Dark Star Trilogy Book 1)
by Marlon James

Language

English

Pages

637

Publication Date

February 05, 2019

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<b>The <i>New York Times</i> Bestseller </b><br /><b><i>Wall Street Journal </i>Bestseller</b> <br /><b><i>USA Today</i> Bestseller<br /></b> <br /><b>"A fantasy world as well-realized as anything Tolkien made." --Neil Gaiman</b> <b><br /></b> <br /><b>"Gripping, action-packed....The literary equivalent of a Marvel Comics universe." --Michiko Kakutani, <i>The New York Times</i></b> <b><br /></b> <br /><b>The epic novel, an African <i>Game of Thrones</i>, from the Man Booker Prize-winning author of <i>A Brief History of Seven Killings</i></b> <br /><br /><b>In the stunning first novel in Marlon James's Dark Star trilogy, myth, fantasy, and history come together to explore what happens when a mercenary is hired to find a missing child. </b> <br /><br />Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter: "He has a nose," people say. Engaged to track down a mysterious boy who disappeared three years earlier, Tracker breaks his own rule of always working alone when he finds himself part of a group that comes together to search for the boy. The band is a hodgepodge, full of unusual characters with secrets of their own, including a shape-shifting man-animal known as Leopard. <br /><br />As Tracker follows the boy's scent--from one ancient city to another; into dense forests and across deep rivers--he and the band are set upon by creatures intent on destroying them. As he struggles to survive, Tracker starts to wonder: Who, really, is this boy? Why has he been missing for so long? Why do so many people want to keep Tracker from finding him? And perhaps the most important questions of all: Who is telling the truth, and who is lying? <br /><br />Drawing from African history and mythology and his own rich imagination, Marlon James has written a novel unlike anything that's come before it: a saga of breathtaking adventure that's also an ambitious, involving read. Defying categorization and full of unforgettable characters, <i>Black Leopard, Red Wolf</i> is both surprising and profound as it explores the fundamentals of truth, the limits of power, and our need to understand them both.
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 /><i>This is the way the world ends...for the last time.</i></div><div><b><i><br /></i></b> A season of endings has begun. <br /><br /> It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world's sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun. <br /><br /> It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter. <br /><br /> 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 /><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>
Washington Black: A novel
by Esi Edugyan

Language

English

Pages

332

Publication Date

September 18, 2018

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<b><b><b>• </b></b>TOP TEN BOOK OF THE YEAR: <i>New York Times, Washington Post, TIME, Entertainment Weekly, Slate</i><br /><b>• ONE OF THE </b>BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: <i>Boston Globe, </i><b>NPR, </b><i>Minneapolis Star-Tribune, The Economist, Bustle</i><br /><b><b>• </b></b>WINNER OF THE SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE<br /><b><b>• </b></b>FINALIST FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE, THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE, THE ROGERS WRITERS' TRUST PRIZE<br /><b><br />"Enthralling" --<i>Boston Globe</i>  "Extraordinary" --<i>Seattle Times</i>  "A rip-roaring tale" --<i>Washington Post</i></b><br /><br />A dazzling adventure story about a boy who rises from the ashes of slavery to become a free man of the world.</b><br /><br />George Washington Black, or "Wash," an eleven-year-old field slave on a Barbados sugar plantation, is terrified to be chosen by his master's brother as his manservant. To his surprise, 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. But when a man is killed and a bounty is placed on Wash's head, Christopher and Wash must abandon everything. What follows is their flight along the eastern coast of America, and, finally, to a remote outpost in the Arctic. What brings Christopher and Wash together will tear them apart, propelling Wash even further across the globe in search of his true self. From the blistering cane fields of the Caribbean to the frozen Far North, from the earliest aquariums of London to the eerie deserts of Morocco, <i>Washington Black</i> tells a story of self-invention and betrayal, of love and redemption, of a world destroyed and made whole again, and asks the question, What is true freedom?
Twisted Revelations: Book 5 of the Twisted Minds Series
by Keta Kendric

Language

English

Pages

436

Publication Date

March 15, 2019

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<i>Beverly: </i><br /><br />For years, Laura and I sat helplessly on the sidelines while our best friend Megan ran from a deadly cartel. When Megan went radio silent, and strange men came creeping out of the darkness, we feared that we’d landed in the cartel’s crosshairs. Our fears were answered when Laura was taken. Unable to depend on the law, desperation led me to reach out to a few unconventional sources for help.<br /><br />Was it wrong of me to allow my mind to cross over my fears and linger on one of the men who’d agreed to help us?<br /><br /><i>Laura: </i><br /><br />Taken. They took the wrong one. Either they were going to let me go, or I’d make them kill me. Beverly’s call for help produced two mercenaries, so adept at killing that I wasn’t sure if we should’ve been running from them or the cartel that was chasing us.<br /><br />How were we supposed to know that the men protecting us knew how to stoke the fires of hell and use the flames to burn it to oblivion?<br /><br /><i>Warning: </i><br /><br />This book is an interracial romance that contains graphic violence and strong sexual content. It is intended for adults. If you are easily offended or squeamish about harsh or demeaning language, murder, and violence, this is not the book for you.<br />
American Spy: A Novel
by Lauren Wilkinson

Language

English

Pages

292

Publication Date

February 12, 2019

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<b><b><b>“<i>American Spy</i> updates the espionage thriller with blazing originality.”—<i>Entertainment Weekly</i></b><br /><b>“Gutsy . . . challenging boundaries is what brave fiction does.”—<i>The New York Times</i></b><br /><b>“So much fun . . . Like the best of John le Carré, it’s extremely tough to put down.”—NPR</b><br /><br />A BOOK OF THE MONTH PICK BY <i>The Guardian </i>• <i>Refinery29 </i>• Well-Read Black Girl • NAMED ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2019 BY <i>Lit Hub </i>• <i>HuffPost</i> • <i>Essence</i> • <i>Southern Living</i> • <i>Bustle</i> •<i>CrimeReads</i></b><br /><br />What if your sense of duty required you to betray the man you love? </b><br /><br /> It’s 1986, the heart of the Cold War, and Marie Mitchell is an intelligence officer with the FBI. She’s brilliant, but she’s also a young black woman working in an old boys’ club. Her career has stalled out, she’s overlooked for every high-profile squad, and her days are filled with monotonous paperwork. So when she’s given the opportunity to join a shadowy task force aimed at undermining Thomas Sankara, the charismatic revolutionary president of Burkina Faso whose Communist ideology has made him a target for American intervention, she says yes. Yes, even though she secretly admires the work Sankara is doing for his country. Yes, even though she is still grieving the mysterious death of her sister, whose example led Marie to this career path in the first place. Yes, even though a furious part of her suspects she’s being offered the job because of her appearance and not her talent.<br /><br /> In the year that follows, Marie will observe Sankara, seduce him, and ultimately have a hand in the coup that will bring him down. But doing so will change everything she believes about what it means to be a spy, a lover, a sister, and a good American.<br /><br /> Inspired by true events—Thomas Sankara is known as “Africa’s Che Guevara”—<i>American Spy</i> knits together a gripping spy thriller, a heartbreaking family drama, and a passionate romance. This is a face of the Cold War you’ve never seen before, and it introduces a powerful new literary voice.<br /><b><br />Praise for <i>American Spy</i></b><br /><br /> “Echoing the stoic cynicism of Hurston and Ellison, and the verve of Conan Doyle, <i>American Spy </i>lays our complicities—political, racial, and sexual—bare. Packed with unforgettable characters, it’s a stunning book, timely as it is timeless.”<b>—Paul Beatty, Man Booker Prizewinning author of <i>The Sellout</i></b>
The Rage of Dragons (The Burning Book 1)
by Evan Winter

Language

English

Pages

544

Publication Date

February 12, 2019

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<b><i>Game of Thrones</i> meets <i>Gladiator</i> in this debut epic fantasy about a world caught in an eternal war, and the young man who will become his people's only hope for survival.</b><br /><div><br /></div><div>The Omehi people have been fighting an unwinnable fight for almost two hundred years. Their society has been built around war and only war. The lucky ones are born gifted. One in every two thousand women has the power to call down dragons. One in every hundred men is able to magically transform himself into a bigger, stronger, faster killing machine.</div><div><br /></div><div>Everyone else is fodder, destined to fight and die in the endless war.</div><div><br /></div><div>Young, gift-less Tau knows all this, but he has a plan of escape. He's going to get himself injured, get out early, and settle down to marriage, children, and land. Only, he doesn't get the chance. </div><div><br /></div><div>Those closest to him are brutally murdered, and his grief swiftly turns to anger. Fixated on revenge, Tau dedicates himself to an unthinkable path. He'll become the greatest swordsman to ever live, a man willing to die a hundred thousand times for the chance to kill the three who betrayed him.</div><div><br /></div><div><i>The Rage of Dragons</i> launches a stunning and powerful debut epic fantasy series that readers are already calling "the best fantasy book in years.</div>
If Beale Street Could Talk (Vintage International)
by James Baldwin

Language

English

Pages

210

Publication Date

September 17, 2013

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<p>In this honest and stunning novel, now a major motion picture directed by Barry Jenkins, James Baldwin has given America a moving story of love in the face of injustice. <br /><br />Told through the eyes of Tish, a nineteen-year-old girl, in love with Fonny, a young sculptor who is the father of her child, Baldwin’s story mixes the sweet and the sad. Tish and Fonny have pledged to get married, but Fonny is falsely accused of a terrible crime and imprisoned. Their families set out to clear his name, and as they face an uncertain future, the young lovers experience a kaleidoscope of emotions–affection, despair, and hope. In a love story that evokes the blues, where passion and sadness are inevitably intertwined, Baldwin has created two characters so alive and profoundly realized that they are unforgettably ingrained in the American psyche.</p>
The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls
by Anissa Gray

Language

English

Pages

302

Publication Date

February 19, 2019

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<b>“If you enjoyed <i>An American Marriage</i> by Tayari Jones, read <i>The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls</i>...an absorbing commentary on love, family and forgiveness.”—<i>The Washington Post  </i></b><br /> <b> </b><br /> <b>One of the most anticipated reads of 2019 from <i>Vogue</i>, <i>Vanity Fair</i>,<i> Washington Post</i>, Buzzfeed, <i>Essence</i>, Bustle, HelloGiggles and<i> Cosmo</i>!</b><br />  <br /> <b><i>“The Mothers</i> meets <i>An American Marriage” </i>(HelloGiggles) in this dazzling debut novel about mothers and daughters, identity and family, and how the relationships that sustain you can also be the ones that consume you.</b><br /><br />The Butler family has had their share of trials—as sisters Althea, Viola, and Lillian can attest—but nothing prepared them for the literal trial that will upend their lives.<br />  <br /> Althea, the eldest sister and substitute matriarch, is a force to be reckoned with and her younger sisters have alternately appreciated and chafed at her strong will. They are as stunned as the rest of the small community when she and her husband, Proctor, are arrested, and in a heartbeat the family goes from one of the most respected in town to utter disgrace. The worst part is, not even her sisters are sure exactly what happened.<br />  <br /> As Althea awaits her fate, Lillian and Viola must come together in the house they grew up in to care for their sister’s teenage daughters. What unfolds is a stunning portrait of the heart and core of an American family in a story that is as page-turning as it is important.
Love Heals: Lloyd and Madison (True Love Book 3)
by Vivian Rose Lee

Language

English

Pages

354

Publication Date

February 25, 2019

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Madison Clark, the feisty, high-profile divorce attorney, chose a new life in Virginia (Shattered Heart). Adapting to her new environment was easy with the friends that embraced her for better or worse. Just when she started to settle down and her life began to normalize, the past she thought she had left in New York was now knocking at her door.<br />Transitioning his life after his divorce, Lloyd Jones made the ultimate pledge: no more serious relationships. A “love ‘em and leave ’em” kind of man was his goal - that was until the feisty Madison Clark walked into his life and wiggled her way into his heart, unexpectedly killing any vows he had made to himself. <br />

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