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Windy City Blues

Windy City Blues by Renee Rosen

Windy City Blues by Renee Rosen– 448 pages ARC courtesy of author Book Blurb: In the middle of the twentieth century, the music of the Mississippi Delta arrived in Chicago, drawing the attention of entrepreneurs like the Chess brothers. Their label, Chess Records, helped shape that music into the Chicago Blues, the soundtrack for a […]

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The Mothers by Brit Bennett

The Mothers by Brit Bennett– 278 pages – Audio Book Blurb: It is the last season of high school life for Nadia Turner, a rebellious, grief-stricken, seventeen-year-old beauty. Mourning her own mother’s recent suicide, she takes up with the local pastor’s son. Luke Sheppard is twenty-one, a former football star whose injury has reduced him […]

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Homegoing

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi – 305 pages Book Blurb: Effia and Esi are born into different villages in eighteenth-century Ghana. Effia is married off to an Englishman and lives in comfort in the palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle. Unbeknownst to Effia, her sister, Esi, is imprisoned beneath her in the castle’s dungeons, sold with […]

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Glory Over Everything

Glory Over Everything by Kathleen Grissom

Glory Over Everything: Beyond The Kitchen House by Katheen Grissom – 370 pages Book Blurb: This new, stand-alone novel opens in 1830, and Jamie, who fled from the Virginian plantation he once called home, is passing in Philadelphia society as a wealthy white silversmith. After many years of striving, Jamie has achieved acclaim and security, […]

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The Opposite Of Everyone

The Opposite Of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson

The Opposite Of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson – 352 pages Book Blurb: Born in Alabama, Paula Vauss spent the first decade of her life on the road with her free-spirited young mother, Kai, an itinerant storyteller who blended Hindu mythology with Southern Oral Tradition to re-invent their history as they roved. But everything, including Paula’s […]

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The Supremes At Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat

The Supremes At Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat by Edward Kelsey Moore -307 pages Book Blurb: Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat is home away from home for this inseparable Plainview, Indiana, trio. Dubbed “the Supremes” by high school pals in the tumultuous 1960s, they weather life’s storms together for the next four decades. Now, during their most challenging year yet, dutiful, […]

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