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Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America

Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own by Eddie S. Glaude Jr. Non-fiction suggested by Janet From Amazon –We live, according to Eddie S. Glaude Jr., in a moment when the struggles of Black Lives Matter and the attempt to achieve a new America have been challenged by the election […]

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The Color of Law

The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein Non-Fiction suggested by Sharon subtitled: “A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America” (These “titles” are turning into book descriptions, and I don’t have enough room on the spreadsheets to include them so I’ve decided to enter the “full” title this way. Please let me know if […]

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East of Eden

East of Eden by John Steinbeck Fiction suggested by Verna from Amazon – Set in the rich farmland of California’s Salinas Valley, this sprawling and often brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of two families—the Trasks and the Hamiltons—whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and […]

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Empty: A Memoir

Empty: A Memoir by Susan Burton Non-Fiction suggested by Barbara info from Amazon – For almost thirty years, Susan Burton hid her obsession with food and the secret life of compulsive eating and starving that dominated her adolescence. This is the relentlessly honest, fiercely intelligent story of living with both anorexia and binge-eating disorder, moving […]

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Exit West: A Novel

Exit West: A Novel by Mohsin Hamid Fiction suggested by Janet from Amazon – When Nadia and Saeed fall in love in a distant unnamed city, they are just like any other young couple. But soon bullets begin to fly, fighter jets streak the sky, and curfews fall. As the spell of violence spreads, they […]

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Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love

Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love by Dani Shapiro Non-Fiction suggested by Ruthann (paraphrasing Amazon) – Through a genealogy website to which she submitted her DNA for analysis, Dani Shapiro discovers that her father is not her biological father. A story of secrets kept in the name of love and a woman’s search […]

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Little Women

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott Fiction suggested by Verna Set during the Civil War, the story of the March girls and their Marmee is a classic American feminist novel reflecting the tension between cultural obligation and artistic and personal freedom.

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Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland

Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe Non-Fiction suggested by Maren The IRA abduction and murder of a suspected informer, a widowed mother of ten, begins this modern history of The Troubles, three decades of increasing violence in Northern Ireland. The story of a society wracked […]

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Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement

Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement by John Lewis Non-Fiction suggested by Ruthann info from Amazon – One of our most important records of the American Civil Rights Movement. Told by John Lewis, this is a gripping first-hand account of the fight for civil rights and the courage it takes to change […]