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The Invention of Wings: A Novel (Original Publisher's Edition-No ...
by Sue Monk Kidd

Language

English

Pages

450

Publication Date

January 07, 2014

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<b>From the celebrated author of<i> The Secret Life of Bees</i>, a #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling novel about two unforgettable American women.</b><p>Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world.</p><p>Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women.</p><p>Kidd’s sweeping novel is set in motion on Sarah’s eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership of ten year old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. We follow their remarkable journeys over the next thirty five years, as both strive for a life of their own, dramatically shaping each other’s destinies and forming a complex relationship marked by guilt, defiance, estrangement and the uneasy ways of love.</p><p>As the stories build to a riveting climax, Handful will endure loss and sorrow, finding courage and a sense of self in the process. Sarah will experience crushed hopes, betrayal, unrequited love, and ostracism before leaving Charleston to find her place alongside her fearless younger sister, Angelina, as one of the early pioneers in the abolition and women’s rights movements.</p><p>Inspired by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke, Kidd goes beyond the record to flesh out the rich interior lives of all of her characters, both real and invented, including Handful’s cunning mother, Charlotte, who courts danger in her search for something better.</p><p>This exquisitely written novel is a triumph of storytelling that looks with unswerving eyes at a devastating wound in American history, through women whose struggles for liberation, empowerment, and expression will leave no reader unmoved.</p>
Tommy Gabrini: A Family Man
by Mallory Monroe

Language

English

Pages

266

Publication Date

May 14, 2019

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Gorgeous business mogul Tommy Gabrini is living the good life with his wife and kids when an old foe appears and shackles his business ventures. But when that same nemesis goes after his wife and kids, Tommy goes after him.<br /><br />With the help of his brother Sal, his cousin Reno, and his Uncle Mick Sinatra and seemingly the whole of his family, Tommy will not rest until those responsible for terrorizing those he loves are eliminated from the face of this earth, one by one.<br /><br />Tommy Gabrini: A Family Man, is the latest edition in the Tommy Gabrini Interracial Romantic Suspense Thriller series.<br />
An American Marriage (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel (Oprah's Book C...
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>
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.
Everybody Lies
by B.M. Hardin

Language

English

Pages

255

Publication Date

May 17, 2019

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“Liar Liar! She’s on Fire...Literally!”<br /><br />A night of fun turns deadly when the bride-to-be is found dead and in flames...and no one saw a thing. <br /><br />Twenty. Twenty-one. Twenty-two.<br />What really happened? No one has a clue.<br />Twenty-two people are questioned, but nothing is found. So one by one, Pepper narrows the suspects down.<br /><br />It becomes clear that everybody has something to hide. The closer Pepper gets to truth, the more everyone lies.<br /><br />Somebody saw something. <br />Someone knows the truth. <br />Someone is a murderer.<br />The question is…who?
Forceful Intent: A Porter Novel (The Porter Series Book 1)
by R.A. McGee

Language

English

Pages

368

Publication Date

September 06, 2018

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<h2>To find a missing girl, he has no problem adding to his body count…</h2><p>Porter makes a killing tracking down missing persons. The former federal agent has the bank statements and body count to prove it. But when a good friend asks him to take on a charity case gone cold, he reluctantly agrees. After all, no family should have to bury their little girl's empty coffin…</p><p>As he retraces the girl's last-known steps, Porter squares off against a disgruntled bus driver, Tampa gang leaders, and human traffickers who peddle their wares on the darkest corners of the web. Through dirty hands and bloody knuckles, Porter learns that the girl may still be alive. And he won't stop until he's given her captors exactly what they have coming…</p><p><i>Forceful Intent</i> is the brutal first book in a series of suspenseful crime thrillers. If you like flawed heroes, pulse-pounding action, and the Jack Reacher series, then you'll love R.A. McGee's gritty tale.</p><h2><u>Buy <i>Forceful Intent</i> for a thrill-ride that gets its hands dirty today!</u></h2>
Married To A Hood Legend: An Urban Standalone
by Twyla T.

Language

English

Pages

244

Publication Date

May 17, 2019

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Married To A Hood Legend is by far one of the best African American Urban Fiction books out. It’s available right here for your reading pleasure. In this riveting standalone, you’ll take an unforgettable ride with Twyla T. Her writing is very clever, and this story is unputdownable. <br /><br />***WARNING*** This is not your typical, Urban Romance, Dope Boy, Thug Love, or Kingpin Savage book.<br /><br />Heart pounding.<br /><br />Nail biting. <br /><br />Gritty. <br /><br />Unique. <br /><br />Genesis Alexander is living high off of life, enjoying her career and her life with her wonderful husband Sean. However, that bubble is quickly burst when a surprise greeting stares Genesis in her face. She reacts without thinking and has to decide on whether she wants to start over let guilt consume her.<br />A cheating man can dish it out, but they definitely can’t take it. Sean has no problem dipping his dip stick into anybody he pleases. He’s living a shady life, but still holds on to his love for his wife. Witnessing another man calling Genesis “his wife” sends Sean’s world into a downhill spiral. Will he able to turn things around before they have costly consequences?<br />Sean’s phuck boy ways are constantly showing up, along with his lying and cheating. Having enough, Genesis doesn’t hesitate spending some time with Maceo, a man that called her “his future wife” the first time they met. Bumping into him the first time is an accident. But the second time, it has to be fate. Who will Genesis choose: her past or fate? <br />Denise “Neicy” McKinley is a free-spirited woman whose spirit has connected with Jemarcus “Scrap” Coleman, a man that doesn’t do commitment. However, a trip to New Orleans changes the dynamic of their relationship, but is it for the better? As soon as they make things official, all hell breaks loose, wreaking havoc all over their lives. No one is left unscarred.<br />In Twyla T’s latest novel, drama fills each page, lies are unfolded, dark secrets are revealed, and personal vendetta is on the horizon. This is one standalone that you don’t want to miss.<br /> <br />
The Twelve Tribes of Hattie (Oprah's Book Club 2.0 Digital Editio...
by Ayana Mathis

Language

English

Pages

322

Publication Date

December 06, 2012

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<b>The newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection: this special eBook edition of <i>The</i> <i>Twelve Tribes of Hattie</i> by Ayana Mathis features exclusive content, including Oprah’s personal notes highlighted within the text, and a reading group guide. </b><br />  <br /> The arrival of a major new voice in contemporary fiction. <br />  <br /> A debut of extraordinary distinction: Ayana Mathis tells the story of the children of the Great Migration through the trials of one unforgettable family.<br /><br /> In 1923, fifteen-year-old Hattie Shepherd flees Georgia and settles in Philadelphia, hoping for a chance at a better life. Instead, she marries a man who will bring her nothing but disappointment and watches helplessly as her firstborn twins succumb to an illness a few pennies could have prevented.  Hattie gives birth to nine more children whom she raises with grit and mettle and not an ounce of the tenderness they crave.  She vows to prepare them for the calamitous difficulty they are sure to face in their later lives, to meet a world that will not love them, a world that will not be kind. Captured here in twelve luminous narrative threads, their lives tell the story of a mother’s monumental courage and the journey of a nation. <br /><br /> Beautiful and devastating, Ayana Mathis’s <i>The Twelve Tribes of Hattie</i> is wondrous from first to last—glorious, harrowing, unexpectedly uplifting, and blazing with life. An emotionally transfixing page-turner, a searing portrait of striving in the face of insurmountable adversity, an indelible encounter with the resilience of the human spirit and the driving force of the American dream.<br />
Have You Seen Luis Velez?
by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Language

English

Pages

297

Publication Date

May 21, 2019

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<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 Inheritance Trilogy
by N. K. Jemisin

Language

English

Pages

1472

Publication Date

December 09, 2014

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<div><b>After her mother's mysterious death, a young woman is summoned to the floating city of Sky in order to claim a royal inheritance she never knew existed in this award-winning fantasy trilogy from the <i>NYT</i> bestselling author of <i>The Fifth Season. </i></b></div><div><br /></div><div>Yeine Darr is an outcast from the barbarian north. But when her mother dies under mysterious circumstances, she is summoned to the majestic city of Sky. There, to her shock, Yeine is named an heiress to the king. But the throne of the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is not easily won, and Yeine is thrust into a vicious power struggle.</div><div><br /></div><div>The Inheritance Trilogy omnibus includes the novels: T<i>he Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, The Broken Kingdoms, The Kingdom of Gods,</i> and a brand new novella set in the same world: <i>The Awakened Kingdom.</i></div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div><b>The Inheritance Trilogy</b></div><div><i>The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms</i></div><div><i>The Broken Kingdoms</i></div><div><i>The Kingdom of Gods</i></div><div><br /></div><div><i>The Inheritance Trilogy</i> (omnibus edition)</div><div><i>Shades in Shadow: An Inheritance Triptych</i> (e-only short fiction)</div><div><i>The Awakened Kingdom</i> (e-only novella)</div><div><br /></div><div>For more from N. K. Jemisin, check out:</div><div><br /></div><div><b>Dreamblood Duology</b></div><div><i>The Killing Moon</i></div><div><i>The Shadowed Sun</i></div><div><br /></div><div><b>The Broken Earth series</b></div><div><i>The Fifth Season</i></div><div><i>The Obelisk Gate</i></div><div><i>The Stone Sky</i></div><div><br /></div>

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