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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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Cruel Beautiful World

Cruel Beautiful World by Caroline Leavitt

Cruel Beautiful World by Caroline Leavitt – 354 pages ARC from Algonquin Publishing Book Blurb: It’s 1969, and sixteen-year-old Lucy is about to run away with a much older man to live off the grid in rural Pennsylvania, a rash act that will have vicious repercussions for both her and her older sister, Charlotte. As […]

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Harmony

Harmony by Carolyn Parkhurst

Harmony by Carolyn Parkhurst –288 pages Book Blurb: How far will a mother go to save her family? The Hammond family is living in DC, where everything seems to be going just fine, until it becomes clear that the oldest daughter, Tilly, is developing abnormally–a mix of off-the-charts genius and social incompetence. Once Tilly–whose condition […]

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Eligible

Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice by Curtis Sittenfeld

Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice by Curtis Sittenfeld–492 pages Book Blurb: This version of the Bennet family—and Mr. Darcy—is one that you have and haven’t met before: Liz is a magazine writer in her late thirties who, like her yoga instructor older sister, Jane, lives in New York City. When their father […]

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Saint Mazie

Saint Mazie by Jami Attenberg

Saint Mazie by Jami Attenberg- 336 pages Book Blurb: Meet Mazie Phillips: big-hearted and bawdy, she’s the truth-telling proprietress of The Venice, the famed New York City movie theater. It’s the Jazz Age, with romance and booze aplenty–even when Prohibition kicks in–and Mazie never turns down a night on the town. But her high spirits […]

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Slave And Sister

Slave and Sister by Sabra Waldfogel

Slave And Sister by Sabra Waldfogel– 367 pages Book Blurb: Adelaide Mannheim and her slave Rachel have grown up with a shameful secret. Adelaide’s father is Rachel’s father, too. Their secret shadows their girlhood together and follows them into Adelaide’s marriage. As the Civil War breaks out, Adelaide’s husband falls in love with Rachel, and […]

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