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Gaines, Ernest J.

Summary: In a small Cajun community in 1940s Louisiana, a young black man is about to go to the electric chair for murder. A white shopkeeper had died during a robbery gone bad; though the young man on trial had not been armed and had not pulled the trigger, in that time and place, there could be no doubt of the verdict or the penalty.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Contemporaries 1997

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION GAI

Bywaters, Grant

Summary: "Newly-minted private investigator William Fletcher is having trouble finding clientele. He's not the only man out of work [during the Depression], but his past as a former heavyweight contender with a few shady connections--not to mention the color of his skin in race-obsessed New Orleans--isn't helping lure clients to his door. Stuck without any viable alternative, he takes a case from an old...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Minotaur Books 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BYW

McNeal, Laura Lane.

Summary: "A big-hearted coming-of-age debut set in Civil Rights-era New Orleans--a novel of Southern eccentricity, secrets, and laughter. When Ibby Bell's father dies in a tragic accident in the summer of 1964, her mother unceremoniously deposits Ibby with her eccentric grandmother, Fannie, and throws in her father's urn for good measure. Fannie's Victorian house is like no place Ibby has ever been--and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Pamela Dorman Books/Viking 2014

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Mcneal 2014

Rhodes, Jewell Parker.

Summary: In 1870, Reconstruction brings big changes to the Louisiana sugar plantation where spunky ten-year-old Sugar has always lived, including her friendship with Billy, the son of her former master, and the arrival of workmen from China.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC RHO

Abel, Kenneth.

Summary: A small town in St. Tammany's Parish, just north of New Orleans, is home to a slave burying ground, so long forgotten that it doesn't appear on any maps. When a group of white teenagers appropriate 'the burying field' for after-hours drinking, racial tensions in the area begin to rise. One night the drunken party turns violent, and the town explodes.

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Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2002

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ABE