• Kindred


    Butler, Octavia E.

    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 copies

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  • Fingerprints of Previous Owners: A Novel

    Fingerprints of Previous Owners: A Novel

    Entel, Rebecca

    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 copies

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  • One Hundred Years of Solitude

    One Hundred Years of Solitude

    García Márquez, Gabriel

    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 copies

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  • Homegoing


    Gyasi, Yaa

    "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 copies

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  • Middle Passage

    Middle Passage

    Johnson, Charles

    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 copies

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  • Search Sweet Country

    Search Sweet Country

    Laing, B. Kojo

    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 copies

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  • Pachinko


    Lee, Min Jin

    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 copies

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  • Beloved


    Morrison, Toni

    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 copies

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  • Barkskins: A Novel

    Barkskins: A Novel

    Proulx, Annie

    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 copies

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  • Ghana Must Go

    Ghana Must Go

    Selasi, Taiye

    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 copies

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