• A Long Petal of the Sea: A Novel

    A Long Petal of the Sea: A Novel

    Allende, Isabel

    A sweeping saga, told in graceful language, about two young people – an army doctor and a sheep-herder – who flee the Spanish Civil War and immigrate to Chile, where they begin new lives.

    Format: Book - 2020 First edition

    Holds: 299 on 263 copies

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  • Conjure Women: A Novel

    Conjure Women: A Novel

    Atakora, Afia

    A haunting novel that begins during the Civil War and sweeps across generations to tell the stories of two enslaved women, their master’s daughter, and the bonds between them.

    Format: Book - 2020 First edition

    Holds: 6 on 12 copies

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  • A Thousand Moons

    A Thousand Moons

    Barry, Sebastian

    In the aftermath of the American Civil War, an orphaned Lakota girl grows up in rural Tennessee with two ex-soldiers and former slaves. This is a heart-wrenching story told in lyrical language.

    Format: Book - 2020

    Holds: 0 on 8 copies

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  • The Library of Legends: A Novel

    The Library of Legends: A Novel

    Chang, Janie

    As Japanese bombs begin falling on China in 1937, university faculty and students set off on a long trek to carry both themselves and a rare collection of folklore and mythology books to safety.

    Format: eBook - 2020

    Holds: 0 on 1 copy

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  • The Night Tiger

    The Night Tiger

    Choo, Yangsze

    Myth, mystery and romance all intertwine in this sweeping, layered novel set in rural Malaysia under British colonial rule in the 1930s.

    Format: Book - 2019 First Edition

    Holds: 22 on 21 copies

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  • The Water Dancer: A Novel

    The Water Dancer: A Novel

    Coates, Ta-Nehisi

    Using gorgeous language and a touch of fantasy, this novel tells the moving story of a boy born into slavery on a Virginia plantation who struggles to achieve freedom for himself and his loved ones.

    Format: Book - 2019 First edition

    Holds: 179 on 316 copies

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  • Africaville: A Novel

    Africaville: A Novel

    Colvin, Jeffrey

    This family saga spans most of the 20th century, charting the course of three generations of descendants of the founders of a community of former slaves in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

    Format: Book - 2019 First edition

    Holds: 3 on 8 copies

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  • Book of the Little Axe

    Book of the Little Axe

    Francis-Sharma, Lauren

    In 1830, a young man in the Crow Nation (in what is now Montana) journeys with his mother to Trinidad – the homeland she fled in 1796 – to uncover difficult truths.

    Format: eBook - 2020 First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition

    Holds: 0 on 1 copy

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  • The Mercies: A Novel

    The Mercies: A Novel

    Hargrave, Kiran Millwood

    This dark novel is set in 1600s Scandinavia. When the men in a remote fishing village all die at sea, the women are left to struggle against natural forces as well as charges of witchcraft.

    Format: Book - 2020 First edition

    Holds: 46 on 18 copies

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  • The Convert

    The Convert

    Hertmans, Stefan

    When a young woman from a Christian family in 11th century France falls in love with a Jewish scholar they face violence and danger when they flee their city in order to be together.

    Format: Book - 2020 First United States edition

    Holds: 19 on 6 copies

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