Seattle Reads 2018: Homegoing
'Homegoing' by Yaa Gyasi is Seattle Public Library's 2018 community reads title. Our librarians suggest these titles that tie-in with 'Homegoing.'
Butler’s historical time time travel novel about a young black woman, Dana, who is wrenched from 1976 to the antebellum South over and over again to save the white slavemaster’s son who fathers her great-grandmother is an insightful look into the horrors of slavery and its generational impact.
Format: Book - 2003 Twenty-fifth anniverary edition
Holds: 7 on 22 copiesView this item
Fingerprints of Previous Owners: A Novel
Myrna, a maid working at a Caribbean resort, begins searching the property it inhabits that was built on a former slave plantation. Myrna’s quest to uncover the hidden secrets of the past just reveals how the trauma and pain of the past cannot stay buried forever.
Format: Book - 2017
Holds: 0 on 4 copiesView this item
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Garcia Marquez’s literary lineage of the Buendia family illustrates how our lives are not fully our own, but are the result of the tragedies and triumphs of the lives that came before us.
Format: Book - 2006 First Harper Perennial Modern Classics edition
Holds: 12 on 18 copiesView this item
"Two half sisters, Effia and Esi, unknown to each other, are born into two different tribal villages in 18th century Ghana. Effia will be married off to an English colonial, and will live in comfort in the sprawling, palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle, raising half-caste children who will be sent abroad to be educated in England before returning to the Gold Coast to serve as administrators of the Empire. Her sister, Esi, will be imprisoned beneath Effia in the Castle's women's dungeon, and then shipped off on a boat bound for America, where she will be sold into slavery."--
Format: Book - 2016 First edition
Holds: 18 on 47 copiesView this item
Rutherford Calhoun, a newly freed slave from Illinois, boards a ship in New Orleans to back out of an engagement only to find that he inadvertently joined a slave ship bound for Africa. Seattle author.
Format: Book - 2005 First Scribner trade paperback edition
Holds: 0 on 13 copiesView this item
Search Sweet Country
This debut set in 1975 Accra, Ghana delves into the lives of two men during a time of great societal change in their country, with Western and capitalistic values starting to eclipse the old ways.
Format: Book - 2011
Holds: 0 on 8 copiesView this item
In the early 1900s, Sunja falls pregnant out of wedlock and flees Korea to Japan. Her decisions will echo through four generations living in exile from a home they never knew, as each seeks to create a life for themselves.
Format: Book - 2017 First edition
Holds: 37 on 65 copiesView this item
A young woman escapes slavery but is haunted by the ghost of her dead child in this moving Pulitzer Prize-winning novel that plumbs the depths of slavery’s traumatic and corrosive impact on individuals and society.
Format: Book - 2004 First Vintage International edition
Holds: 38 on 233 copiesView this item
Barkskins: A Novel
Beginning in 1693 when two brothers arrive in New France, this story follows three centuries of their descendants as they plunder the Canadian and American forests, once thought of as an infinite resource too vast to deplete.
Format: Book - 2016 First Scribner hardcover edition
Holds: 6 on 23 copiesView this item
Ghana Must Go
After their father, renowned surgeon Kweku Sai, dies outside his home in suburban Accra, the family he abandoned years ago comes together to reveal betrayals and heal wounds in a novel that Publishers Weekly called “Gorgeous. Reminiscent of Jhumpa Lahiri…”
Format: Book - 2013
Holds: 1 on 3 copiesView this item