The Love Songs Of W E B Du Bois

The Love Songs Of W E B Du Bois

The Love Songs Of W E B Du Bois

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AN OPRAH BOOK CLUB SELECTION LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION An Instant Washington Post, USA Today, and Indie Bestseller "Epic…. I was just enraptured by the lineage and the story of this modern African-American family…. A combination of historical and modern story—I’ve never read anything quite like it. It just consumed me." —Oprah Winfrey, Oprah Book Club Pick Finalist for the Kirkus Prize for Fiction • Shortlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize • An Indie Next Pick • A New York Times Book Everyone Will Be Talking About • A People 5 Best Books of the Summer • A Good Morning America 15 Summer Book Club Picks • An Essence Best Book of the Summer • A Time 11 Best Books of the Month • A Washington Post 10 Books of the Month • A CNN Best Book of the Month • A Ms. Most Anticipated Book of the Year • A Goodreads Most Anticipated Book of the Year • A Book Page Writer to Watch • A USA Today Book Not to Miss • A Chicago Tribune Summer Must-Read • An Observer Best Summer Book • A Millions Most Anticipated Book • A Ms. Book of the Month • A Well-Read Black Girl Book Club Pick • A BiblioLifestyle Most Anticipated Literary Book of the Summer • A Deep South Best Book of the Summer • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award The 2020 National Book Award–nominated poet makes her fiction debut with this magisterial epic—an intimate yet sweeping novel with all the luminescence and force of Homegoing; Sing, Unburied, Sing; and The Water Dancer—that chronicles the journey of one American family, from the centuries of the colonial slave trade through the Civil War to our own tumultuous era. The great scholar, W. E. B. Du Bois, once wrote about the Problem of race in America, and what he called “Double Consciousness,” a sensitivity that every African American possesses in order to survive. Since childhood, Ailey Pearl Garfield has understood Du Bois’s words all too well. Bearing the names of two formidable Black Americans—the revered choreographer Alvin Ailey and her great grandmother Pearl, the descendant of enslaved Georgians and tenant farmers—Ailey carries Du Bois’s Problem on her shoulders. Ailey is reared in the north in the City but spends summers in the small Georgia town of Chicasetta, where her mother’s family has lived since their ancestors arrived from Africa in bondage. From an early age, Ailey fights a battle for belonging that’s made all the more difficult by a hovering trauma, as well as the whispers of women—her mother, Belle, her sister, Lydia, and a maternal line reaching back two centuries—that urge Ailey to succeed in their stead. To come to terms with her own identity, Ailey embarks on a journey through her family’s past, uncovering the shocking tales of generations of ancestors—Indigenous, Black, and white—in the deep South. In doing so Ailey must learn to embrace her full heritage, a legacy of oppression and resistance, bondage and independence, cruelty and resilience that is the story—and the song—of America itself.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Honoree Fanonne Jeffers
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2021-08-24
Total Pages : 816 Pages
ISBN : 9780062942968


The Love Songs Of W E B Du Bois

The Love Songs Of W E B Du Bois

AN OPRAH BOOK CLUB SELECTION 'The kind of book that comes around only once a decade...Simply magnificent' Washington Post ‘Quite simply the best book that I have read in a very, very long time’ New York Times

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Honorée Fanonne Jeffers
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Release : 2021-08-24
Total Pages : 816 Pages
ISBN : 9780008516468


The Love Songs Of W E B Du Bois

The Love Songs Of W E B Du Bois

AN OPRAH BOOK CLUB SELECTION 'The kind of book that comes around only once a decade...Simply magnificent' Washington Post ‘Quite simply the best book that I have read in a very, very long time’ New York Times

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Honorée Fanonne Jeffers
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Release : 2021-10-01
Total Pages : 816 Pages
ISBN : 9780008518363


No One Is Coming To Save Us

No One Is Coming To Save Us

*THE INAUGURAL SARAH JESSICA PARKER PICK FOR BOOK CLUB CENTRAL* CHOSEN AS A 2017 BEST SUMMER READ PICK BY The Wall Street Journal • The Washington Post • The Seattle Times NAMED ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2017 BY Entertainment Weekly • Nylon • Elle • Redbook • W Magazine • The Chicago Review of Books JJ Ferguson has returned home to Pinewood, North Carolina, to build his dream house and to pursue his high school sweetheart, Ava. But as he reenters his former world, where factories are in decline and the legacy of Jim Crow is still felt, he’s startled to find that the people he once knew and loved have changed just as much as he has. Ava is now married and desperate for a baby, though she can’t seem to carry one to term. Her husband, Henry, has grown distant, frustrated by the demise of the furniture industry, which has outsourced to China and stripped the area of jobs. Ava’s mother, Sylvia, caters to and meddles with the lives of those around her, trying to fill the void left by her absent son. And Don, Sylvia’s unworthy but charming husband, just won’t stop hanging around. JJ’s return—and his plans to build a huge mansion overlooking Pinewood and woo Ava—not only unsettles their family, but stirs up the entire town. The ostentatious wealth that JJ has attained forces everyone to consider the cards they’ve been dealt, what more they want and deserve, and how they might go about getting it. Can they reorient their lives to align with their wishes rather than their current realities? Or are they all already resigned to the rhythms of the particular lives they lead? No One Is Coming to Save Us is a revelatory debut from an insightful voice: with echoes of The Great Gatsby it is an arresting and powerful novel about an extended African American family and their colliding visions of the American Dream. In evocative prose, Stephanie Powell Watts has crafted a full and stunning portrait that combines a universally resonant story with an intimate glimpse into the hearts of one family.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Stephanie Powell Watts
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2017-04-04
Total Pages : 384 Pages
ISBN : 9780062473004


The Age Of Phillis

The Age Of Phillis

Poems imagine the life and times of Phillis Wheatley NAACP Image Award Winner for Outstanding Literary Work for Poetry 2020 National Book Award for Poetry, Longlist 2020 LA Times Book Award Finalist In 1773, a young, African American woman named Phillis Wheatley published a book of poetry that challenged Western prejudices about African and female intellectual capabilities. Based on fifteen years of archival research, The Age of Phillis, by award-winning writer Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, imagines the life and times of Wheatley: her childhood in the Gambia, West Africa, her life with her white American owners, her friendship with Obour Tanner, and her marriage to the enigmatic John Peters. Woven throughout are poems about Wheatley's "age"—the era that encompassed political, philosophical, and religious upheaval, as well as the transatlantic slave trade. For the first time in verse, Wheatley's relationship to black people and their individual "mercies" is foregrounded, and here we see her as not simply a racial or literary symbol, but a human being who lived and loved while making her indelible mark on history. mothering #1 Yaay, Someplace in the Gambia, c. 1753 after the after-birth is delivered the mother stops holding her breath the mid-wife gives what came before her just-washed pain her insanity pain an undeserved pain a God-given pain oh oh oh pain drum-talking pain witnessing pain Allah a mother offers You this gift prays You find it acceptable her living pain her creature pain her pretty-little-baby pain

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Genre : Poetry
Author : Honorée Fanonne Jeffers
Publisher : Wesleyan University Press
Release : 2022-02-01
Total Pages : 232 Pages
ISBN : 0819579505


Wench

Wench

Dolen Perkins-Valdez’s enchanting and unforgettable novel, based on little-known fact, combines the narrative allure of Cane River by Lalita Tademy and the moral complexities of Edward P. Jones’s The Known World as it tells the story of four black enslaved women in the years preceding the Civil War. wench \'wench\ n. from Middle English “wenchel,”1 a: a girl, maid, young woman; a female child. Situated in Ohio, a free territory before the Civil War, Tawawa House is an idyllic retreat for Southern white men who vacation there every summer with their enslaved black mistresses. It’s their open secret. Lizzie, Reenie, and Sweet are regulars at the resort, building strong friendships over the years. But when Mawu, as fearless as she is assured, comes along and starts talking of running away, things change. To run is to leave everything behind, and for some it also means escaping from the emotional and psychological bonds that bind them to their masters. When a fire on the resort sets off a string of tragedies, the women of Tawawa House soon learn that triumph and dehumanization are inseparable and that love exists even in the most inhuman, brutal of circumstances—all while they bear witness to the end of an era. An engaging, page-turning, and wholly original novel, Wench explores, with an unflinching eye, the moral complexities of slavery. “Readers entranced by The Help will be equally riveted by Wench. A deeply moving, beautifully written novel told from the heart.”—USA Today

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Dolen Perkins-Valdez
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2010-01-05
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9780061966354


The Souls Of Black Folk

The Souls Of Black Folk

The Souls of Black Folk W. E. B. Du Bois - One of the Most Important Books on Civil Rights, Race, and Freedom Ever Written. It is a seminal work in the history of sociology and a cornerstone of African-American literature and a monumental collection of essays that examines race and racism in America during the early 1900s and prior. To develop this work, Du Bois drew from his own experiences as an African American in American society. Outside of its notable relevance in African-American history, The Souls of Black Folk also holds an important place in social science as one of the early works in the field of sociology. The Souls of Black Folk is perfect for anyone interested in African-America literature and history

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Genre : Art
Author : W. E. B. Du Bois
Publisher : Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
Release : 2021-08-29
Total Pages : 177 Pages
ISBN : 9783985944125


Home

Home

WINNER OF THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2009 AN OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICK Jack Boughton - prodigal son - has been gone twenty years. He returns home seeking refuge and to make peace with the past. A bad boy from childhood, an alcoholic who cannot hold down a job, Jack is perpetually at odds with his surroundings and with his traditionalist father, though he remains Boughton's most beloved child. His sister Glory has also returned, fleeing her own mistakes, to care for their dying father. A moving book about families, about love and death and faith, Home is unforgettable. It is a masterpiece. 'One of the greatest living novelists' BRYAN APPLEYARD, SUNDAY TIMES 'A luminous, profound and moving piece of writing. There is no contemporary American novelist whose work I would rather read' MICHAEL ARDITTI, INDEPENDENT 'Her novels are replete with a sense of felt life, with a deep and abiding sympathy for her characters and a full understanding of their inner lives' COLM TOIBIN 'Utterly haunting' JANE SHILLING, SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Marilynne Robinson
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2009-05-07
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9780748113491


The Guide

The Guide

The best-selling author of The River returns with a heart-racing thriller about a young man who is hired by an elite fishing lodge in Colorado, where he uncovers a plot of shocking menace amid the natural beauty of sun-drenched streams and forests. "Peter Heller is the poet laureate of the literary thriller. --Michael Koryta, New York Times best-selling author of Those Who Wish Me Dead Kingfisher Lodge, nestled in a canyon on a mile and a half of the most pristine river water on the planet, is known by locals as Billionaire's Mile and is locked behind a heavy gate. Sandwiched between barbed wire and a meadow with a sign that reads Don't Get Shot! the resort boasts boutique fishing at its finest. Safe from viruses that have plagued America for years, Kingfisher offers a respite for wealthy clients. Now it also promises a second chance for Jack, a return to normalcy after a young life filled with loss. When he is assigned to guide a well-known singer, his only job is to rig her line, carry her gear, and steer her to the best trout he can find. But then a human scream pierces the night, and Jack soon realizes that this idyllic fishing lodge may be merely a cover for a far more sinister operation. A novel as gripping as it is lyrical, as frightening as it is moving, The Guide is another masterpiece from Peter Heller.

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Genre : FICTION
Author : Peter Heller
Publisher : Knopf
Release : 2021
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9780525657767


The Carousel Carver

The Carousel Carver

"Set principally in Philadelphia and the fictional New Jersey shore community of Riverbeach in the days leading up to WWII, The Carousel Carver explores the relationship between Giacinto, an elderly Italian immigrant who works as a carver of carousel horses, and Rosa, eight, a half-gypsy girl from Trieste. In a letter from the unrequited love of his life back in Italy, Giacinto learns that the Nazi campaign of ethnic cleansing in Europe is targeting the gypsies of Trieste, and that Rosa, the correspondent's orphaned granddaughter, is in imminent danger. With nowhere else to turn, the woman implores Giacinto to help Rosa make a new home in America. The Carousel Carver is a story about tolerance, second chances, and the power of love. Its central image is an exquisite carousel horse carved by Giacinto as a tribute to his lost love, inspired by the famed Lipizzaner stallions he recalls from his youth. The novel follows Giacinto's and Rosa's struggles to assimilate in America, aided by friendships that blossom in unexpected places. A climactic hurricane strikes the Jersey shore, destroying the Riverbeach carousel but sparing Rosa and bringing hope and purpose to Giacinto"--

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Author : Perdita Buchan
Publisher : Plexus Publishing Incorporated
Release : 2019
Total Pages : 143 Pages
ISBN : 1940091047