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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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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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC MCM

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

Cross-Smith, Leesa

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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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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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Grisham, John

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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, Call number: FIC GRI

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1 available in Adult, 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: Fiction Chiaverini 2015

Clark, Tracy

Summary: Former cop Cass Raines has found the world of private investigation a less stressful way to eke out a living in the Windy City. But when she stumbles across the dead body of a respected member of the community, it's up to her to prove a murderer is on the loose ... Cops can make mistakes, even when they're not rookies. If anyone knows that it's Cass Raines, who took a bullet two years ago after...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2018

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Benedict, Marie

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Summary: The remarkable story of J. P. Morgan's personal librarian, Belle da Costa Greene, the Black American woman who was forced to hide her true identity and pass as white to leave a lasting legacy that enriched the nation.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Audio 2021

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CDA FIC BEN

Alderson, Kaia

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Summary: The first Black women allowed to serve in the army, Grace Steele and Eliza Jones, helping form the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, navigate their way through the segregated ranks, finally making it overseas where they do their parts for the country they love.

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Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

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Riehl, Gene.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2004

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Austin, Lynn N.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bethany House Pub. 2004

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC Austi

Lent, Jeffrey.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Contemporaries 2001

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Lent 2000

Ford, Jack

Summary: A story based on true events recreates a female slave's struggle for freedom in the decades before the Civil War as she is freed by her owner, kidnapped by slave catchers and returned to Virginia, and brings criminal charges against her kidnappers.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Kensington Books 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC FOR

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FOR

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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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2015

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

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