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An American Marriage (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel
by Tayari Jones

Language

English

Pages

321

Publication Date

February 06, 2018

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<b>A <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> AND <i>WASHINGTON POST</i> NOTABLE BOOK<br /><br /> A 2018 BEST OF THE YEAR SELECTION OF <i>NPR</i>聽 *<i> TIME</i>聽 * <i>BUSTLE</i>聽 * <i>O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE</i>聽 * <i>THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS</i>聽 * AMAZON.COM<br /><br /> OPRAH鈥橲 BOOK CLUB 2018 SELECTION<br /><br /> LONGLISTED FOR THE 2018 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION</b><br /><br /><b>鈥淎 moving portrayal of the effects of a wrongful conviction on a young African-American couple.鈥?鈥擝arack Obama<br /><br /> 鈥淗aunting . . . Beautifully written.鈥?鈥?lt;i>The New York Times Book Review</i><br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淏rilliant and heartbreaking . . . Unforgettable.鈥?鈥?lt;i>USA Today</i><br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淎 tense and timely love story . . . Packed with brave questions about race and class.鈥?鈥?lt;i>People</i><br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淐ompelling.鈥?鈥?lt;i>The Washington Post</i><br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淓pic . . . Transcendent . . . Triumphant.鈥?鈥?lt;i>Elle</i></b><br /><br /> 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鈥檛 commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. As Roy鈥檚 time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. After five years, Roy鈥檚 conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together.<br /> 聽<br /> This stirring love story is a profoundly insightful look into the hearts and minds of three people who are at once bound and separated by forces beyond their control. <i>An American Marriage</i> is a masterpiece of storytelling, an intimate look deep into the souls of people who must reckon with the past while moving forward鈥攚ith hope and pain鈥攊nto the future.
The Water Dancer (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel
by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Language

English

Pages

401

Publication Date

September 24, 2019

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<b><b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER 鈥?OPRAH鈥橲 BOOK CLUB PICK 鈥⒙?lt;/b>From the National Book Award鈥搘inning author of <i>Between the World and Me, </i>a boldly conjured debut novel about a magical gift, a devastating loss, and an underground war for freedom.<br /><br />鈥淭his potent book about America鈥檚 most disgraceful sin establishes [Ta-Nehisi Coates] as a first-rate novelist.鈥濃€?lt;i>San Francisco Chronicle</i><br /><br />NAMED ONE OF <i>PASTE</i>鈥橲 BEST NOVELS OF THE DECADE 鈥?NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY <i>Time </i>鈥?<i>The Washington Post</i> 鈥⒙?lt;i>Esquire </i>鈥?<i>Good Housekeeping </i>鈥?The New York Public Library 鈥?<i>The Dallas Morning News</i> 鈥⒙?lt;i>Kirkus Reviews </i>鈥?<i>Library Journal</i><br /><br />鈥淣early every paragraph is laced through with dense, gorgeously evocative descriptions of a vanished world and steeped in its own vivid vocabulary.鈥濃€?lt;i>Entertainment Weekly</i></b><br /> <br />Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage. When his mother was sold away, Hiram was robbed of all memory of her鈥攂ut was gifted with a mysterious power. Years later, when Hiram almost drowns in a river, that same power saves his life. This brush with death births an urgency in Hiram and a daring scheme: to escape from the only home he鈥檚 ever known.<br /><br /> So begins an unexpected journey that takes Hiram from the corrupt grandeur of Virginia鈥檚 proud plantations to desperate guerrilla cells in the wilderness, from the coffin of the Deep South to dangerously idealistic movements in the North. Even as he鈥檚 enlisted in the underground war between slavers and the enslaved, Hiram鈥檚 resolve to rescue the family he left behind endures.<br /><br /> This is the dramatic story of an atrocity inflicted on generations of women, men, and children鈥攖he violent and capricious separation of families鈥攁nd the war they waged to simply make lives with the people they loved. Written by one of today鈥檚 most exciting thinkers and writers, <i>The Water Dancer </i>is<i> </i>a propulsive, transcendent work that restores the humanity of those from whom everything was stolen.<br /><br /><b>Praise for聽<i>The Water Dancer</i></b><br /><br />鈥淭a-Nehisi Coates is the most important essayist in a generation and a writer who changed the national political conversation about race with his 2015 memoir,聽<i>Between the World and Me</i>. So naturally his debut novel comes with slightly unrealistic expectations鈥攁nd then proceeds to exceed them.聽<i>The Water Dancer</i>聽. . . is a work of both staggering imagination and rich historical significance. . . . What鈥檚 most powerful is the way Coates enlists his notions of the fantastic, as well as his fluid prose, to probe a wound that never seems to heal. . . . Timeless聽and聽instantly canon-worthy.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>Rolling Stone</i></b>
The Land: Monsters: A LitRPG Saga (Chaos Seeds Book 8)
by Aleron Kong

Language

English

Pages

866

Publication Date

January 01, 2020

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The <b>8th Novel</b> of the Internationally Acclaimed <i>Chaos Seeds</i> Saga<br />A mesmerizing tale reminiscent of the brutality of <i>Goblin Slayer</i> and the majesty of <i>Game of Thrones</i><br />Audible's <i>Customer Favorite</i> of the Year!<br /><b>#1</b> Audiobook 2017<br /><b>#1</b> in Cyberpunk and Video Game Fantasy<br />Over <b>100,000 THOUSAND</b> 猸愨瓙猸愨瓙猸?reviews<br />Welcome my friends!<br />Welcome... to "The Land!"<br /><br />The battle of the dead was won, but at a great cost. Sion, leader of the Mist Village was left with only pain and regret as Richter was claimed by the abyss.<br /><br />What no one but the abandoned chaos seed knows is that he narrowly avoided the curse of the lich Singh, a curse that still hangs above his head. Now, surrounded by miles of darkness and tons of crushing rock, Richter has to find his way back into the light.<br /><br />The only problem is that this monster of a man is being pursued by monsters, a demon and his own foolish choices. Faced with all the dangers of the deep dark, what will Richter say when the buried horrors of The Land come a calling and asked if he's paid his dues?<br /><br />Well he'll look right back, stare that horror in the eye and say, "Yes sir, the check is in the mail!"<br /><br />Welcome back my friends! Welcome back... to The Land!<br /><br /><br />ps - Gnomes still Rule!
The Nickel Boys: A Novel
by Colson Whitehead

Language

English

Pages

210

Publication Date

July 16, 2019

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<b><b>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b><br /><b></b><br /><b>ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE'S 10 BEST FICTION BOOKS OF THE DECADE</b><br /><br /><b>WINNER OF THE KIRKUS PRIZE</b><br /><br /><b>LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD </b><br /><br /><b>In this bravura follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize, and National Book Award-winning #1 </b><b><i>New York Times </i></b><b>bestseller </b><b><i>The Underground Railroad</i></b><b>, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida.</b></b><br /><br />As the Civil Rights movement begins to reach the black enclave of Frenchtown in segregated Tallahassee, Elwood Curtis takes the words of Dr. Martin Luther King to heart: He is "as good as anyone." Abandoned by his parents, but kept on the straight and narrow by his grandmother, Elwood is about to enroll in the local black college. But for a black boy in the Jim Crow South of the early 1960s, one innocent mistake is enough to destroy the future. Elwood is sentenced to a juvenile reformatory called the Nickel Academy, whose mission statement says it provides "physical, intellectual and moral training" so the delinquent boys in their charge can become "honorable and honest men."<br />In reality, the Nickel Academy is a grotesque chamber of horrors where the sadistic staff beats and sexually abuses the students, corrupt officials and locals steal food and supplies, and any boy who resists is likely to disappear "out back." Stunned to find himself in such a vicious environment, Elwood tries to hold onto Dr. King's ringing assertion "Throw us in jail and we will still love you." His friend Turner thinks Elwood is worse than naive, that the world is crooked, and that the only way to survive is to scheme and avoid trouble. <br />The tension between Elwood's ideals and Turner's skepticism leads to a decision whose repercussions will echo down the decades. Formed in the crucible of the evils Jim Crow wrought, the boys' fates will be determined by what they endured at the Nickel Academy.<br />Based on the real story of a reform school in Florida that operated for one hundred and eleven years and warped the lives of thousands of children, <i>The Nickel Boys</i> is a devastating, driven narrative that showcases a great American novelist writing at the height of his powers.
Girl, Woman, Other: A Novel (Booker Prize Winner)
by Bernardine Evaristo

Language

English

Pages

464

Publication Date

November 05, 2019

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<b>NATIONAL BESTSELLER<br />WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE</b><p></p><p><b>鈥淎 must-read about modern Britain and womanhood . . . An impressive, fierce novel about the lives of black British families, their struggles, pains, laughter, longings and loves . . . Her style is passionate, razor-sharp, brimming with energy and humor. There is never a single moment of dullness in this book and the pace does not allow you to turn away from its momentum.鈥濃€擝ooker Prize Judges</b></p><p>Bernardine Evaristo is the winner of the 2019 Booker Prize and the first black woman to receive this highest literary honor in the English language. <i>Girl, Woman, Other</i> is a magnificent portrayal of the intersections of identity and a moving and hopeful story of an interconnected group of Black British women that paints a vivid portrait of the state of contemporary Britain and looks back to the legacy of Britain鈥檚 colonial history in Africa and the Caribbean.</p><p>The twelve central characters of this multi-voiced novel lead vastly different lives: Amma is a newly acclaimed playwright whose work often explores her Black lesbian identity; her old friend Shirley is a teacher, jaded after decades of work in London鈥檚 funding-deprived schools; Carole, one of Shirley鈥檚 former students, is a successful investment banker; Carole鈥檚 mother Bummi works as a cleaner and worries about her daughter鈥檚 lack of rootedness despite her obvious achievements. From a nonbinary social media influencer to a 93-year-old woman living on a farm in Northern England, these unforgettable characters also intersect in shared aspects of their identities, from age to race to sexuality to class.</p><p>Sparklingly witty and filled with emotion, centering voices we often see othered, and written in an innovative fast-moving form that borrows technique from poetry, <i>Girl, Woman, Other</i> is a polyphonic and richly textured social novel that shows a side of Britain we rarely see, one that reminds us of all that connects us to our neighbors, even in times when we are encouraged to be split apart.</p>
Red at the Bone: A Novel
by Jacqueline Woodson

Language

English

Pages

207

Publication Date

September 17, 2019

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<b><b>AN INSTANT<i> NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER<br /><br /><b>One of <i>OPRAH MAGAZINE鈥橲</i>聽"BEST BOOKS OF 2019"<br /><br /><b>A聽<i>NEW YORK TIMES聽</i>NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR</b></b><br /><br />"An exquisite tale of family legacy鈥?The power and poetry of Woodson鈥檚 writing conjures up Toni Morrison." 鈥?<i>People</i></b><br /> <b><i>聽</i></b><br /> <b>"In less than 200 sparsely filled pages, this book manages to encompass issues of class, education, ambition, racial prejudice, sexual desire and orientation, identity, mother-daughter relationships, parenthood and loss鈥?With聽<i>Red at the Bone,</i>聽Jacqueline Woodson has indeed risen 鈥?even further into the ranks of great literature." 鈥?NPR</b><br /> <b>聽</b><br /><b>"This poignant tale of choices and their aftermath, history and legacy, will resonate with mothers and daughters." 鈥揟ayari Jones, bestselling author of聽<i>An American Marriage</i>, in O Magazine</b><br /><br />An unexpected teenage pregnancy pulls together two families from different social classes, and exposes the private hopes, disappointments, and longings that can bind or divide us from each other, from the聽<i>New York Times</i>-bestselling and National Book Award-winning author of聽<i>Another Brooklyn</i>聽and聽<i>Brown Girl Dreaming</i>. A beautiful holiday gift.聽</b><br /> <b>聽</b><br /> Moving forward and backward in time, Jacqueline Woodson's taut and powerful new novel uncovers the role that history and community have played in the experiences, decisions, and relationships of these families, and in the life of the new child.<br /><br /> As the book opens in 2001, it is the evening of sixteen-year-old Melody's coming of age ceremony in her grandparents' Brooklyn brownstone. Watched lovingly by her relatives and friends, making her entrance to the music of Prince, she wears a special custom-made dress. But the event is not without poignancy. Sixteen years earlier, that very dress was measured and sewn for a different wearer: Melody's mother, for her own ceremony-- a celebration that ultimately never took place.<br /><br /> Unfurling the history of Melody's parents and grandparents to show how they all arrived at this moment, Woodson considers not just their ambitions and successes but also the costs, the tolls they've paid for striving to overcome expectations and escape the pull of history. As it explores sexual desire and identity, ambition, gentrification, education, class and status, and the life-altering facts of parenthood,聽<i>Red at the Bone</i>聽most strikingly looks at the ways in which young people must so often make long-lasting decisions about their lives--even before they have begun to figure out who they are and what they want to be.
Have You Seen Luis Velez?
by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Language

English

Pages

315

Publication Date

May 21, 2019

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<p><b>An Amazon Charts and <i>Wall Street Journal</i> bestseller.</b></p><p><b><i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Catherine Ryan Hyde brings heartwarming authenticity to the story of two strangers who find that kindness is a powerful antidote to fear.</b></p> <p>Raymond Jaffe feels like he doesn鈥檛 belong. Not with his mother鈥檚 new family. Not as a weekend guest with his father and his father鈥檚 wife. Not at school, where he鈥檚 an outcast. After his best friend moves away, Raymond has only two real connections: to the feral cat he鈥檚 tamed and to a blind ninety-two-year-old woman in his building who鈥檚 introduced herself with a curious question: <i>Have you seen Luis Velez?</i></p><p>Mildred Gutermann, a German Jew who narrowly escaped the Holocaust, has been alone since her caretaker disappeared. She turns to Raymond for help, and as he tries to track Luis down, a deep and unexpected friendship blossoms between the two.</p><p>Despondent at the loss of Luis, Mildred isolates herself further from a neighborhood devolving into bigotry and fear. Determined not to let her give up, Raymond helps her see that for every terrible act the world delivers, there is a mirror image of deep kindness, and Mildred helps Raymond see that there鈥檚 hope if you have someone to hold on to.</p>
Deeper Than Love (Brooks Family Book 6)
by Delaney Diamond

Language

English

Pages

245

Publication Date

November 25, 2019

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Nina Winthrop knows exactly what she wants from life: to help the less fortunate, to get married, and to have a family. She鈥檚 certain she鈥檚 found the perfect man to help her achieve all of those goals. They want the same future, and best of all鈥e鈥檚 not Reese Brooks.<br /><br />Reese knows he screwed up when he broke Nina鈥檚 heart, and he鈥檚 lived with that regret for the past ten years. Now that she鈥檚 back in town, he鈥檚 determined to show her he鈥檚 the man she should be with. But does he have what it takes to change her mind? Or will he lose her for good to another man?<br />
Call Your Daughter Home: A Novel
by Deb Spera

Language

English

Pages

352

Publication Date

June 11, 2019

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<b>Amazon July Best of the Month Pick</b><br /><br /><b>鈥淟ike Jill McCorkle and Sue Monk Kidd, Spera probes the comfort and strength women find in their own company.鈥?lt;i>鈥?O Magazine</i></b><br /><br /><b>For readers of Delia Owens鈥?<i>Where the Crawdads Sing</i> and Sue Monk Kidd鈥檚 <i>The Secret Life of Bees</i>, this extraordinary historical debut novel follows three fierce Southern women in an unforgettable story of motherhood and womanhood.</b><br /><br />It鈥檚 1924 in Branchville, South Carolina and three women have come to a crossroads. Gertrude, a mother of four, must make an unconscionable decision to save her daughters. Retta, a first-generation freed slave, comes to Gertrude鈥檚 aid by watching her children, despite the gossip it causes in her community. Annie, the matriarch of the influential Coles family, offers Gertrude employment at her sewing circle, while facing problems of her own at home.<br /><br />These three women seemingly have nothing in common, yet as they unite to stand up to injustices that have long plagued the small town, they find strength in the bond that ties women together. Told in the pitch-perfect voices of Gertrude, Retta, and Annie, <i>Call Your Daughter Home</i> is an emotional, timeless story about the power of family, community, and ferocity of motherhood.<br /><br />鈥淎 mesmerizing Southern tale鈥uthentic, gripping, a page-turner, yet also a novel filled with language that begs to be savored.鈥濃€?Lisa Wingate, <i>New York Times</i> Bestselling Author of <i>Before We Were Yours</i><br /><br />鈥淒eb Spera is a master of voice, a master of deep-diving access to the roiling depths of human identity鈥n exhilarating and important book.鈥?lt;br />鈥?Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize winning author of <i>A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain</i>
The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth Book 1)
by N. K. Jemisin

Language

English

Pages

512

Publication Date

August 04, 2015

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<b>At the end of the world, a woman must hide her secret power and find her kidnapped daughter in this "intricate and extraordinary" Hugo Award winning novel of power, oppression, and revolution. <i>(The New York Times)</i></b><br />This is the way the world ends...for the last time.<br />It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world's sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun. It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter. It starts with betrayal, and long dormant wounds rising up to fester. <br /><br /> This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy. <br /> <br /><b>Read the first book in the critically acclaimed, three-time Hugo award-winning trilogy by <i>NYT </i>bestselling author N. K. Jemisin.</b><br /><br /> For more from N. K. Jemisin, check out:<br /><br /> <b>The Inheritance Trilogy </b><br /> <i>The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms</i><br /> <i>The Broken Kingdoms</i><br /> <i>The Kingdom of Gods</i><br /><br /> <i>The Inheritance Trilogy </i>(omnibus edition) <br /> <i>Shades in Shadow: An Inheritance Triptych</i> (e-only short fiction) <br /> <i>The Awakened Kingdom </i>(e-only novella) <br /><br /> <b>Dreamblood Duology</b><br /> <i>The Killing Moon</i><br /> <i>The Shadowed Sun</i><br /> <i><br /></i><b>The Broken Earth</b><i>The Fifth Season</i><i>The Obelisk Gate</i>

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