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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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Best Books of 2016

Best Books of 2016

Best Books from 2016! My list is finally decided. It’s never easy to whittle this list down as I’ve read a lot of good fiction this year. Enjoy these selections and Happy Reading! Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi The One Man by Andrew Gross Mischling by Affinity Komar All The Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood The […]

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All The Ugly And Wonderful Things

All The Ugly and Beautiful Things by Bryn Greenwood

All The Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood – 346 pages Book Blurb: As the daughter of a meth dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents. Struggling to raise her little brother, eight-year-old Wavy is the only responsible “adult” around. She finds peace in the starry Midwestern night sky […]

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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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