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Tuesday, 18 December 2018 10:04

Barracoon

 A previously unpublished work that illuminates the horror and injustices of slavery in the true story of one of the last known survivors of the Atlantic slave trade, Cudjo Lewis, who was abducted from Africa on the last "Black Cargo" ship to arrive in the United States. A Real-Deal Book Discussion selection for 2/14/19.

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Tuesday, 11 December 2018 11:42

Elevation

In small-town Castle Rock, Scott Carey is losing weight and barely gets along with the married lesbians next door. But as the town resists the couple's efforts to open a restaurant, Scott confronts his own prejudices and intervenes to help, even as his mysterious illness inspires compassion.

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Thursday, 29 November 2018 09:35

Washington Black

High adventure fraught with cliffhanger twists marks this runaway-slave narrative, which leaps, sails, and soars from Caribbean cane fields to the fringes of the frozen Arctic and across a whole ocean.

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Friday, 23 November 2018 15:22

Elevation

A timely, upbeat tale about the power of finding common ground traces the story of Scott Carey, whose mysterious affliction unites the small community of Castle Rock, Maine.

 

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Monday, 19 November 2018 10:45

How to Be a Good Creature

A naturalist and adventurer discusses the personalities and quirks of thirteen animals who have profoundly affected her, exploring themes of learning to become empathetic, creating families, coping with loss and the otherness and sameness of people and animals.

 

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Wednesday, 14 November 2018 14:51

All You Can Ever Know

A Korean adoptee who grew up with a white family in Oregon discusses her journey to find her identity as an Asian American woman and a writer after becoming curious about her true origins.

 

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Monday, 05 November 2018 09:13

The Library Book

Reopens the unsolved mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in American history, the 1986 Los Angeles Public Library fire and delivers a dazzling love letter to a beloved institution, our libraries.

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Tuesday, 16 October 2018 10:30

Heartland

In this loving memoir, the author examines the life of America’s rural poor through the microcosm of her extended family. Growing up working-class white on the Kansas plains, Smarsh enjoyed the freedom of a country childhood, but witnessed the hideous legacy of poverty in her relatives’ untreated illnesses, unsafe job conditions, abusive marriages and addictions to everything from cigarettes to opioids.

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Monday, 01 October 2018 15:27

Small Fry

The daughter of Steve Jobs offers a firsthand account of the difficult relationship she had with her father and the story of a childhood spent between two imperfect but extraordinary homes.

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Monday, 17 September 2018 10:58

The Dinner List

In a novel imbued with magical realism, when Sabrina Nielsen arrives at her 30th birthday dinner in New York City, she finds at the table not just her best friend, but also her favorite professor from college; her father; her ex-fiance, Tobias; and Audrey Hepburn.

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