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  Cover Art: Say You're One of Them Akpan, Uwem
Say You're One of Them
Stories told from the viewpoints of African children on the perils of poverty and violence.
2008
Adult Fiction Book AKPAN
  Cover Art: Daughter of Fortune Allende, Isabel
Daughter of Fortune
A Chilean woman searches for her lover in the goldfields of 1840s California. Arriving as a stowaway, she finances her search with various jobs, including playing piano at a brothel.
1999
Adult Fiction
  Cover Art: The Heart of a Woman Angelou, Maya
The Heart of a Woman
This engaging book chronicles the changes in Maya Angelou's life as she enters the hub of activity that is New York. There, at the Harlem Writers Guild, she rededicates herself to writing, and finds love at an unexpected moment.
1981
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  Cover Art: Vinegar Hill Ansay, A. Manette
Vinegar Hill
It is 1972 when circumstance carries Ellen Grier and her family back to Holly's Field, Wisconsin. Dutifully accompanying her newly unemployed husband, Ellen has brought her two children into the home of her in-laws on Vinegar Hill -- a loveless house suffused with the settling dust of bitterness and routine. And here Ellen must find the straight to endure, change, and grow in the all-pervading darkness that threatens to destroy everything she is and everyone she loves.
1994
Adult Fiction
  Cover Art: Open House Berg, Elizabeth
Open House
A woman re-creates her life after divorce by opening up her house and her heart.
2000
Adult Fiction
  Cover Art: Tara Road Binchy, Maeve
Tara Road
Two women -- one American, the other Irish -- trade houses for the summer and the resulting change of scenery helps them remake their lives. The American is Marilyn of Connecticut, mourning the death of her son, the Irish woman is Ria of Dublin, a mother of two, whose husband had an affair and made the woman pregnant.
1998
Adult Fiction
  Cover Art: Midwives Bohjalian, Christopher A.
Midwives
The time is 1981, and Sibyl Danforth has been a dedicated midwife in the rural community of Reddington, Vermont, for fifteen years. But one treacherous winter night, in a house isolated by icy roads and failed telephone lines, Sibyl takes desperate measures to save a baby's life. She performs an emergency Caesarean section on its mother, who appears to have died in labor. But what if--as Sibyl's assistant later charges--the patient wasn't already dead, and it was Sibyl who inadvertently killed her?
1997
Adult Fiction
  Cover Art: The Good Earth Buck, Pearl S.
The Good Earth
In The Good Earth, Noble Prize winner Pearl S. Buck presents a graphic view of a China when the last emperor reigned and the vast political and social upheavals of the twentieth century were but distant rumblings for the ordinary people. This moving, classic story of the honest farmer Wang Lung and his selfless wife O-lan is must reading for those who would fully appreciate the sweeping changes that have occurred in the lives of the Chinese people during this century.
1994
Adult Fiction
  Cover Art: River, Cross My Heart Clarke, Breena
River, Cross My Heart
The impact of a child's drowning on a black family in 1925 Washington, especially on the 12-year-old sister who was baby-sitting the girl. Told against the background of the lot of blacks at the time.
1999
Adult Fiction
  Cover Art: What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day Cleage, Pearl
What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day
On learning she has the AIDS virus, Ava Johnson closes her beauty parlor in Atlanta and returns to her hometown in Michigan, devoting herself to counselling black girls in trouble. In the process she falls in love with a man convicted of murder. A look at the problems facing black youth.
1997
Adult Fiction
  Cover Art: The Best Way to Play Cosby, Bill
The Best Way to Play
Little Bill and his friends, avid fans of the television show "Space Explorers," clamor to get the video game version, but they find that they have more fun using their imagination while playing outside.
1997
Easy Reader
  Cover Art: The Meanest Thing to Say Cosby, Bill
The Meanest Thing to Say
When a new boy in his second grade class tries to get the other students to play a game that involves saying the meanest things possible to one another, Little Bill shows him a better way to make friends.
1997
Easy Reader
  Cover Art: The Treasure Hunt Cosby, Bill
The Treasure Hunt
One rainy day while his father listens to his old records, his mother polishes a silver platter, and his brother enjoys his baseball card collection, Little Bill discovers his own treasure, a talent for storytelling.
1997
Easy Reader
  Cover Art: Breath, Eyes, Memory Danticat, Edwidge
Breath, Eyes, Memory
The culture shock of Sophie Coco, a 12-year-old Haitian girl from the provinces, summoned to New York by her mother whom she hardly knows and who is toiling in a nursing home to provide for the family back home.
1998
Adult Fiction
  Cover Art: Great Expectations Dickens, Charles
Great Expectations
One of Charles Dickens's most fascinating novels, Great Expectations follows the orphan Pip as he leaves behind a childhood of misery and poverty after an anonymous benefactor offers him a chance at the life of a gentleman. From the young Pip's first terrifying encounter with the convict Magwitch in the gloom of a graveyard to the splendidly morbid set pieces in Miss Havisham's mansion to the magnificently realized boat chase down the Thames, Great Expectations is filled with the transcendent excitement that Dickens could so abundantly provide.
1992
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: A Tale of Two Cities Dickens, Charles
A Tale of Two Cities
Presents Dickens' classic novel of love, courage, and sacrifice set against the cataclysmic events of the French Revolution. During the French Revolution a dissolute English lawyer, Sydney Carton, goes to the guillotine to save a French aristocrat, the husband of the woman he loves.
1993
Adult Fiction Book DICKENS
  Cover Art: House of Sand and Fog Dubus, Andre
House of Sand and Fog
Opportunity knocks for an Iranian immigrant in California when the county offers for sale a seized house at a bargain price. It will serve as a launching pad for his real-estate business. When the county discovers it made an error, the drug-addicted woman who owned the house demands its return, but the Iranian refuses. Unfortunately for him, the woman's lover is a policeman who takes the law into his hands.
1999
Adult Fiction
  Cover Art: Middlesex Eugenides, Jeffrey
Middlesex
To understand why Calliope Stephanides is not like other girls, she has to uncover a guilty family secret and the astonishing genetic history that turns Callie into Cal, one of the most audacious and wondrous narrators in contemporary fiction.
2002
Adult Fiction Book EUGENID
  Cover Art: As I Lay Dying Faulkner, William
As I Lay Dying
As I Lay Dying is the harrowing, darkly comic tale of the Bundren family's trek across Mississippi to bury Addie, their wife and mother, as told by each of the family members--including Addie herself.
1957
Adult Fiction
  Cover Art: Light in August Faulkner, William
Light in August
Light in August is the story of Lena Grove's search for the father of her unborn child, and features one of Faulkner's most memorable characters: Joe Christmas, a desperate drifter consumed by his mixed ancestry.
1990
Adult Fiction
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