We Love You, Charlie Freeman

by Kaitlyn Greenidge

“Smart, timely, and powerful . . . A rich examination of America’s treatment of race, and the ways we attempt to discuss and confront it today.” —The Huffington Post The Freeman family–Charles, Laurel, and their… READ MORE
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The Muralist

by B.A. Shapiro

What happens when luminous talent collides with inexorable historical forces? Does great art have the power to change the world? And to what lengths should a person go to thwart evil?

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Descent

by Tim Johnston

A Breakout NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller A USA Today Bestseller An Indie National Bestseller The Rocky Mountains have cast their spell over the Courtlands, a young family from the plains taking a last summer vacation… READ MORE
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Purple Hibiscus

by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Fifteen-year-old Kambili and her older brother Jaja lead a privileged life in Enugu, Nigeria. They live in a beautiful house, with a caring family, and attend an exclusive missionary school. They’re completely shielded from the… READ MORE

Maman’s Homesick Pie

by Donia Bijan

For Donia Bijan’s family, food has been the language they use to tell their stories and to communicate their love. In 1978, when the Islamic revolution in Iran threatened their safety, they fled to California’s… READ MORE

The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating

by Elisabeth Tova Bailey

In a work that beautifully demonstrates the rewards of closely observing nature, Elisabeth Tova Bailey shares an inspiring and intimate story of her encounter with a Neohelix albolabris—a common woodland snail. While an illness keeps… READ MORE

Hard Work

by Roy Williams and Tim Crothers

One of the most respected and successful basketball coaches in the nation, Coach Roy Williams has traveled an unlikely path. He tells the story of his life, from his turbulent childhood through a coaching career with the highest of highs and the lowest of lows.

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The Good Negress

by A. J. Verdelle

Sometimes the greatest source of power is language, especially for the disadvantaged. The naming of names, the brandishing of labels, can unify or divide, create an us or a them. This enduring, often painful truth… READ MORE
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The Second Mrs. Hockaday

by Susan Rivers

When Major Gryffth Hockaday is called to the front lines of the Civil War, his new bride is left to care for her husband’s three-hundred-acre farm and infant son. Placidia, a mere teenager herself living… READ MORE
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Real Food/Fake Food

by Larry Olmsted

“This tour de force is a must-read for anyone with an interest in, well, eating.” —Dan Dunn, author of American Wino You’ve seen the headlines: Parmesan cheese made from sawdust. Lobster rolls containing no lobster… READ MORE