Tuesday, August 23, 2016

What to read while waiting for...


The Underground Railroad
The Underground Railroad
By Whitehead, Colson
2016-08 - Doubleday Books
9780385542364 Check Our Catalog
The Newest Oprah Book Club 2016 Selection

From prize-winning, bestselling author Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South

Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow
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Are you patiently (or not so patiently) waiting for that best seller?  Here are some suggestions.


The Mapmaker's Children
The Mapmaker's Children
By McCoy, Sarah
2015-05 - Crown Publishing Group (NY)
9780385348904 Check Our Catalog
From the "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Baker's Daughter," a story of family, love, and courage

When Sarah Brown, daughter of abolitionist John Brown, realizes that her artistic talents may be able to help save the lives of slaves fleeing north, she becomes one of the Underground Railroad's leading mapmakers, taking her cues from the slave code quilts and hiding her maps
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Glory Over Everything: Beyond the Kitchen House
Glory Over Everything: Beyond the Kitchen House
By Grissom, Kathleen
2016-04 - Simon & Schuster
9781476748443 Check Our Catalog
From the author of the "New York Times" bestseller and beloved book club favorite "The Kitchen House," a novel of family and long-buried secrets along the treacherous Underground Railroad.

Jamie Pyke, son of both a slave and master of Tall Oakes, has a deadly secret that compels him to take a treacherous journey through the Underground Railroad.

Published in 2010, "The
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The Disappearing Man
The Disappearing Man
By Peterson, Doug
2015-01 - Center Point
9781628994124 Check Our Catalog
"Go and get a box, and put yourself in it." Henry Brown heard these words, but he didn't know if he could believe them. A voice was telling Henry, a slave from Virginia, to climb into a wooden box and mail himself to freedom. …More