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Benedict, Marie

2 holds on 1 copy

Summary: In her twenties, Belle da Costa Greene is hired by J. Pierpont Morgan to curate a collection of rare manuscripts, books, and artwork for his newly built Morgan Library. Belle becomes a fixture on the New York society scene and one of the most powerful people in the art and book world, known for her impeccable taste and shrewd negotiating for critical works as she helps build a world-class...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Large Print 2021

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Bennett, Brit

Summary: "The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it's not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it's everything: their families, their communities, their racial identities. Ten years later, one sister lives with her black daughter in the same southern town she once...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Large Print 2020

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2 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC BEN

Bambara, Toni Cade.

Summary: Set in Claybourne, a town somewhere in the South, The Salt Eaters is the story of a community of black people who are searching for the healing properties of salt, and who witness an event that will change their lives forever. "A book full of marvels".--The New Yorker.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books 1992

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BAM

Gwin, Minrose

Summary: A devastating tornado rips through the town of Tupelo, Mississippi, at the height of the Great Depression. Dovey, a black laundress, searches for her family. At the McNabb house she find the daughter of the house, Jo, who suffered a head wound. When a baby is found in the wreckage is it Jo's baby brother, Tommy, or Dovey's light-skinned great-grandson, Promise? The two women-- one black, one...

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Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GWI

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Gwin 2018

Roby, Kimberla Lawson

Summary: "Two years ago, to everyone's surprise, Dillon Whitfield Black, the secret son of Reverend Curtis Black, boldly moved back home, married a woman named Raven, decided he was going to become a minister and then founded a church right in the center of his living room. Today he's pastor of an 1000-plus-member congregation, and new members are joining weekly. Sadly, behind closed doors, Dillon is...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ROB

Johnson, Nancy

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: It's 2008, and the inauguration of President Barack Obama ushers in a new kind of hope. Ruth Tuttle, an Ivy-League educated Black engineer, is married to a kind and successful man who is eager to start a family, but Ruth is uncertain. She knows that to move forward she must make peace with the past. Returning home to her Indiana factory hometown, she finds it plagued by racism, unemployment,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: HarperAudio 2021

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

Roby, Kimberla Lawson

Summary: "It's been four years since twenty-eight-year old Alicia Black, daughter of Reverend Curtis Black, divorced her second husband, the most womanizing and corrupt man she has ever known. Since then, Alicia has been dating her first husband, Phillip Sullivan, a wonderfully kind and true man of God whom she'd hurt terribly by cheating on him. Alicia has worked hard to prove herself worthy of his...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ROB

Birdsong, Destiny O.

Summary: "In this glittering triptych novel, Suzette, Maple and Agnes, three Black women with albinism, call Shreveport, Louisiana, home. At the bustling intersection of the American South and Southwest, these three women find themselves at the crossroads of their own lives. Suzette, a pampered twenty-year-old, has been sheltered from the outside world since a dangerous childhood encounter. Now, a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2022

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BIR

Mink, Meesha.

Summary: "From one of the most daring voices in urban fiction comes a sexy new novel about a modern-day Foxy Brown who goes undercover in a dangerous quest for revenge. Naeema "Queen" Cole takes care of herself. From the death of her parents when she was just eleven years old to when she found herself pregnant and alone at sixteen, Naeema has had to make her own way in the world. She gave up her son...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MIN

Allen, Jayne

Summary: "Discovering she's pregnant--after she was told she may not be able to have biological children--Tabitha throws herself headfirst into the world of "single mothers by choice." When an unexpected turn of events draws Marc--her on and off-again ex-boyfriend--back into her world with surprising demands, and the situation at work begins to threaten her livelihood and her identity, Tabitha must make...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2022

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ALL

McMillan, Terry.

Summary: "Family ties are tested and transformed in the new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author of Waiting to Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back With her wise, wry, and poignant novels of families and friendships-Waiting to Exhale, Getting to Happy, and A Day Late and a Dollar Short among them-Terry McMillan has touched millions of readers. Now, in her eighth novel, McMillan gives...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Mcmillan 2013

Hall, Rachel Howzell

2 holds on 2 copies

Summary: "TV writer Yara Gibson's hometown of Palmdale, California, isn't her first choice for a vacation. But she's back to host her parents' twentieth-anniversary party and find the perfect family mementos for the celebration. Everything is going to plan until Yara receives a disturbing text: I have information that will change your life. The message is from Felicia Campbell, who claims to be a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas & Mercer 2022

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1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

Baszile, Natalie.

Summary: " A mother-daughter story of reinvention-about an African American woman who unexpectedly inherits a sugarcane farm in Louisiana Why exactly Charley Bordelon's late father left her eight hundred sprawling acres of sugarcane land in rural Louisiana is as mysterious as it was generous. Recognizing this as a chance to start over, Charley and her eleven-year-old daughter, Micah, say good-bye to Los...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BAS

Williams, Sheila (Sheila J.)

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Summary: Born in West Africa in the mid-eighteenth century, Maryam Prescilla Grace--a.k.a "Momma Grace" will live a long, wondrous life marked by hardship, oppression, opportunity, and love. Though she will be "gifted" various names, her birth name is known to her alone. Over the course of 100-plus years, she survives capture, enslavement by several property owners, the Atlantic crossing when she is...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2022

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Zoboi, Ibi Aanu

Summary: "From the New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award finalist, a biography in verse and prose of science fiction visionary Octavia Butler. Acclaimed novelist Ibi Zoboi illuminates the young life of the visionary storyteller Octavia E. Butler in poems and prose. Born into the Space Race, the Red Scare, and the dawning Civil Rights Movement, Butler expereinced an American childhood...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton Children's Books 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 BUT

Johnson, Alaya Dawn

Summary: "Set against the darkly glamorous backdrop of New York City, a young woman from Harlem is drawn into the glittering underworld of Manhattan, where she's hired to use her knives to strike fear among its most dangerous denizens. Ten years later, Phyllis LeBlanc has given up everything - not just her own past, and Dev, the man she loved, but even her own dreams. Still, the ghosts from her past are...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Tor 2020

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC JOH

Higgins, Kristan

Summary: Joshua and Lauren are the perfect couple. Then Lauren is diagnosed with a terminal illness. As Lauren's disease progresses, Joshua struggles to make the most of the time he has left with his wife. He's so consumed with finding a way to avoid the inevitable ending that he never imagines his life after Lauren. But Lauren has a plan to keep her husband moving forward. A plan hidden in the letters...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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

McMillan, Terry

Summary: Loretha Curry's life is full. A little crowded sometimes, but full indeed. On the eve of her sixty-eighth birthday, she has a booming beauty supply empire, a gaggle of lifelong friends, and a husband who's still got moves that surprise. True, she's carrying a few more pounds than she should be, but she's not one of those women who thinks her best days are behind her, and she's determined to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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Jeffers, Honorée Fanonne

Summary: To come to terms with who she is and what she wants, Ailey embarks on a journey through her family's past, uncovering shocking and unexpected tales of ancestors--Black, Indigenous, and white--in the deep South.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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

O'Connor, Stephen

Summary: A debut novel about Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, in whose story the conflict between the American ideal of equality and the realities of slavery and racism played out in the most tragic of terms.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC OCO

Collette, Abby

Summary: "Recent MBA grad Bronwyn Crewse has just taken over her family's ice cream shop in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and she's going back to basics. Wyn is renovating Crewse Creamery to restore its former glory, and filling the menu with delicious, homemade ice cream flavors--many from her grandmother's original recipes. But unexpected construction delays mean she misses the summer season, and the shop has...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: Fiction Collette 2020

Cross-Smith, Leesa

Summary: "On a rainy October night in Kentucky, recently divorced therapist Tallie Clark is on her way home when she spots a man precariously standing on the edge of a bridge. Without a second thought, Tallie pulls over and jumps out of the car into the pouring rain. She convinces the man to join her for a cup of coffee, and he eventually agrees to come back to her house, where he finally, reluctantly,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2021

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CRO

Grisham, John

1 hold on 5 copies

Summary: When wealthy Seth Hubbard hangs himself from a sycamore tree and leaves his fortune to his black maid, Jake Brigance once again finds himself embroiled in a controversial trial that will expose old racial tensions and force Ford County to confront its tortured history.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2013

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GRI

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION GRI

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: Fiction Grisham 2013

Chiaverini, Jennifer.

Summary: "The New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker and Mrs. Lincoln's Rival imagines the inner life of Julia Grant, beloved as a Civil War general's wife and the First Lady, yet who grappled with a profound and complex relationship with the slave who was her namesake-until she forged a proud identity of her own. In 1844, Missouri belle Julia Dent met dazzling horseman...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 2015

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC CHI

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CHI

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Chiaverini 2015

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