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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.

Format: text

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...

Format: text

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...

Format: text

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...

Format: text

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...

Format: text

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...

Format: text

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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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.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC OCO

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.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2013

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC GRI

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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

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: 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 CHI

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

Riehl, Gene.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2004

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

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

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

Stockett, Kathryn.

Summary: In Jackson, Mississippi, in 1962, there are lines that are not crossed. With the civil rights movement exploding all around them, three women start a movement of their own, forever changing a town and the way women--black and white, mothers and daughters--view one another.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amy Einhorn Books/G.P. Putnam's Sons 2009

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC STO

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3 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC STO

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC STO

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC STO

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Stockett 2009

Williams, Sheila.

Summary: Starting over in the Appalachian river country after leaving her abusive husband, Opal Sullivan takes refuge in a dilapidated but proud old house while befriending a parade of locals.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2003

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WIL

Kidd, Sue Monk.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KID

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC KID

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.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kensington Books 2018

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FOR

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC FOR

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION FOR

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: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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

Stockett, Kathryn.

Summary: In a time when the civil rights movement is in full force, three women, Minny, Aibileen, and Skeeter, start a movement that puts them all at risk. They show the town that, whether black or white, women can unite.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Audio 2009

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

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CDA Fiction Sto

Kidd, Sue Monk.

Summary: After her "stand-in mother," a bold black woman named Rosaleen, insults the three biggest racists in town, Lily Owens joins Rosaleen on a journey to Tiburon, South Carolina, where they are taken in by three black, bee-keeping sisters.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2002

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION KID

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1 available in Adult, Call number: P KID

Stockett, Kathryn.

Summary: In Jackson, Mississippi, in 1962, there are lines that are not crossed. But, suddenly, three women, Aibileen, Minny, and Skeeter, realize that they are suffocating within the lines. Aibileen is a black maid, raising her seventeenth white child. Her best friend, Minny, is the sassiest woman in Mississippi. And Skeeter Phelan is just back from college, a white woman with a degree but, to her...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2009

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

Rhodes, Jewell Parker.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picador USA 1993

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC RHO