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Wiles, Deborah

Summary: It's 1964 in Greenwood, Mississippi, and Sunny's town is being invaded by people from up north who are coming to help people register to vote. Her personal life isn't much better, as a new stepmother, brother, and sister are crowding into her life, giving her little room to breathe.--From publisher description.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2014

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2 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC WIL

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC WIL

Watts, Stephanie Powell

Summary: "JJ Ferguson has returned home to Pinewood, North Carolina, to build his dream house and to pursue his high school sweetheart, Ava. But as he reenters his former world, where factories are in decline and the legacy of Jim Crow is still felt, he's startled to find that the people he once knew and loved have changed just as much as he has. Ava is now married and desperate for a baby, though she...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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2 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: Book Club Kit FIC Watts

Jones, Tayari

Summary: 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....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company 2018

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Jones, Tayari

Summary: 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....

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: HighBridge Audio 2018

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC JON

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD Fiction Jones 2018

Jones, Tayari

Summary: "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....

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC JON

Jones, Tayari

2 holds on 14 copies

Summary: "Newlyweds Celestial and Roy, the living embodiment of the New South, are settling into the routine of their life together when Roy is sent to prison for a crime he didn't commit. An insightful look into the lives of people who are bound and separated byforces beyond their control"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2018

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4 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC JON

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC JON

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC JON

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FICTION JON

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Jones 2018

Miller, Judith

Summary: "A saga of two families that portrays the harsh circumstances and intense courage displayed by African-American sharecroppers and Caucasian men as they formed the towns of Nicodemus and Hill City in the western Kansas prairie during the late nineteenth century"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bethany House Publishers 2005

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MIL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC Mille

Goodman, Matthew Aaron

Summary: Struggling for survival in Queens with his crack-addicted mother, Abraham Singleton fears the loss of the family's escape from poverty when his promising basketball player uncle is arrested, in a tale that parallels the biblical story of Abraham.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2009

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McMillan, Terry.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2005

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: FIC MCM

Mosley, Walter.

Summary: Ptolemy Grey is a 91-year-old man, suffering from dementia and living as a recluse in his Los Angeles apartment. Then Robyn Small, a 17-year-old family friend, appears and helps clean up his apartment and straighten out his life. A reinvigorated Ptolemy volunteers for an experimental medical program that restores his mind, and he uses his last days--shortened now by the medical experiment--to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2010

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MOS

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION MOS

Gray, Anissa

4 holds on 6 copies

Summary: The Mothers meets An American Marriage 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. 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. Althea, the eldest...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC GRA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC GRA

Carter, Stephen L.

Summary: After the death of his father, the flamboyant and controversial Judge Oliver Garland, his son Talcott must unravel the truth about his father's life, a quest that brings him face to face with old scandals and family secrets.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2002

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Watts, Stephanie Powell

Summary: A tale inspired by "The Great Gatsby" is set in the contemporary South and follows the difficulties endured by an extended black family with colliding visions of the American dream.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning 2017

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC WAT

Hubbard, Ladee

Summary: "At seventy-two, Johnny Ribkins shouldn't have such problems: He's got one week to come up with the money he stole from his mobster boss or it's curtains for Johnny. What may or may not be useful to Johnny as he flees is that he comes from an African-American family that has been gifted with rather super powers that are rather sad, but superpowers nonetheless. For example, Johnny's father could...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Melville House 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HUB

Brown, William Wells

Summary: "At a slave auction, a beautiful teenage girl, her sister, and her mother are sold as William Wells Brown's 1853 novel Clotel begins. In making his title character the daughter of Thomas Jefferson, Brown takes advantage of a scandalous and - until recently - unconfirmed rumor. Clotel's new owner falls in love with her, gets her pregnant, seems to promise marriage - then sells her. A fast-paced...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2004

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BRO

Wilson, Christopher P.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harcourt 2005

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WIL

Even, Aaron Roy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2000

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC EVE

Phillips, Delores

Summary: Fourteen-year-old Tangy Mae tells of the brutal physical and mental abuse that her mother inflicts on her and her ten siblings.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Soho Press 2004

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PHI

Carter, Stephen L.

Summary: After the death of his father, the flamboyant and controversial Judge Oliver Garland, his son Talcott must unravel the truth about his father's life, a quest that brings him face to face with old scandals and family secrets.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Large Print 2002

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1 available in Adult, Call number: LP FICTION Carter

Bandele, Asha.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2003

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BAN

Mosley, Walter.

Summary: At 91 years old, Ptolemy Grey is one of the world's forgotten. Marooned in a cluttered Los Angeles apartment, he sinks deeper into dementia and the past. Then he meets seventeen-year-old Robyn and they form a bond that reinvigorates his world, but as he recaptures his clarity of mind, he also unlocks the secrets he has carried for decades.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Pub. 2011

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1 available in Adult, Call number: LP FIC MOS

Morrison, Toni.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 1977

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MOR

Ward, Jesmyn

Summary: Jojo and his toddler sister, Kayla, live with their grandparents, Mam and Pop, and the occasional presence of their drug-addicted mother, Leonie, on a farm on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. Leonie is simultaneously tormented and comforted by visions of her dead brother, which only come to her when she's high; Mam is dying of cancer; and quiet, steady Pop tries to run the household and teach...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Audio 2017

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC WAR

Jones, Tayari.

Summary: Set in a middle-class neighborhood in Atlanta in the 1980s, Silver Sparrow revolves around James Witherspoon's two families-the public one and the secret one. When the daughters from each family meet and form a friendship, only one of them knows they are sisters. It is a relationship destined to explode when secrets are revealed and illusions shattered.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2011

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