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Valaida

By Candace Allen - Published 2005

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Based on the life of Valaida Snow, one of the first female jazz trumpeters, this lyrical novel pulses with the heartbeat of black ...Read Review

Life Mask

By Emma Donohue - Published 2004

Genres:

Saga

In her latest novel, Emma Donahue (Slammerkin) lifts all her characters from the pages of history and draws obvious parallels between that age ...Read Review

Gilead

By Marilynne Robinson - Published 2004Published 2005

Genres:

Saga

John Ames, a third-generation preacher, is dying of heart disease. It is 1956, and he decides to write a journal of his life for ...Read Review

Pharos: A Ghost Story

By Alice Thompson - Published 2003

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

On Jacob’s Rock, a remote lighthouse on the coast of Scotland, a young woman is washed up on shore in the early 19...Read Review

The Bondwoman’s Narrative

By Hannah Crafts - Published 2002

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Allegedly the first publication of a novelized account of her life by a slave named Hannah Crafts, The Bondwoman’s Narrative is an ...Read Review