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Summary: Featuring guest editor contributions by the author of "Rodham" and "You Think It, I'll Say It," the latest edition of the respected literary annual collects twenty top-selected short stories from the previous year.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Mariner Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 813.5 Best

Kotlowitz, Alex

Summary: "The numbers are staggering: Over the past twenty years in Chicago, 14,033 people have been killed and another roughly 60,000 wounded by gunfire. What does that do to the spirit of individuals and communities? Drawing on his decades of experience, Alex Kotlowitz set out to chronicle one summer in the city, writing of those who have emerged from the violence and whose stories reveal the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.150 Kotlow

Stanton, Doug.

Summary: Documents the post-September 11 mission during which a small band of Special Forces soldiers captured the strategic Afghan city of Mazar-e Sharif as part of an effort to defeat the Taliban, in a dramatic account that includes testimonies by Afghanistan citizens whose lives were changed by the war.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 958.104 Stant

Nelson, Megan Kate

Summary: "A dramatic, riveting, and deeply researched narrative account of the epic struggle for the West during the Civil War, revealing a little-known, vastly important episode in American history. In The Three-Cornered War Megan Kate Nelson reveals the fascinating history of the Civil War in the American West. Exploring the connections among the Civil War, the Indian wars, and western expansion,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 978.02 Nelson 2020

Treuer, David

Summary: The received idea of Native American history -- as promulgated by books like Dee Brown's 1970 mega-bestselling Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee -- has been that American Indian history essentially ended with the 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee. Not only did one hundred fifty Sioux die at the hands of the U. S. Cavalry, but Native civilization did as well. Growing up Ojibwe on a reservation in...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 909 Treuer 2019

Coates, Ta-Nehisi

Summary: “We were eight years in power” was the lament of Reconstruction-era black politicians as the American experiment in multiracial democracy ended with the return of white supremacist rule in the South. In this sweeping collection of new and selected essays, Ta-Nehisi Coates explores the tragic echoes of that history in our own time: the unprecedented election of a black president followed by a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: One World 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.932 COAT 2017

Imani, Blair

Summary: "A powerful illustrated history of the Great Migration and its sweeping impact on Black and American culture, from Reconstruction to the rise of hip hop. Over the course of six decades, an unprecedented wave of Black Americans left the South and spread across the nation in search of a better life--a migration that sparked stunning demographic and cultural changes in twentieth-century America....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Ten Speed Press 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Y 973.9 Imani

Summary: Chronicling the riveting history and personal experiences, at once liberating and challenging, harrowing and inspiring, deeply revealing and profoundly transforming, of African Americans on the road from the advent of the automobile through the seismic changes of the 1960s and beyond, it explores the deep background of a recent phrase rooted in realities that have been an indelible part of the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Movies, Call number: DVD 323 Driving

Steel, Danielle

Summary: "When U.S. troops occupy Germany, friends Jakob and Emmanuelle are saved from the terrible fate of so many in the camps. With the help of sponsors, they make their way to New York. In order not to be separated, they allow their friendship to blossom into love and marriage, and start a new life on the Lower East Side, working at grueling, poorly paid jobs. Decades later, through talent, faith,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Steel

Hannah, Kristin

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Summary: "From Kristin Hannah, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Great Alone, comes an epic novel of love and heroism and hope, set against the backdrop of one of America's most defining eras-the Great Depression. Texas, 1934. Millions are out of work and a drought has broken the Great Plains. Farmers are fighting to keep their land and their livelihoods as the crops...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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English, Karen

Summary: "In the summer of 1965, Sophie's family becomes the first African Americans to move into their upper middle-class neighborhood in Los Angeles. When riots erupt in nearby Watts, she learns that life and her own place in it are a lot more complicated than they had seemed"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FICTION Eng

Mathis, Ayana.

Summary: Traces the story of Great Migration-era mother Hattie Shepherd, who in spite of poverty and a dysfunctional husband uses love and Southern remedies to raise nine children and prepare them for the realities of a harsh world.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2013

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1 available in Adult Audiobooks, Call number: CDBK FICTION Mathis

Stein, Joel

Summary: Stein spends a week in Roberts County, Texas, which had the highest percentage of Trump voters in the country. He goes to the home of Trump-loving Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams; meets people who create fake news; and finds the new elitist organizations merging both right and left to fight the populists.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818.602 Stein 2019

Bohjalian, Chris

Summary: "Parallel stories of a woman who falls in love with an Armenian soldier during the Armenian Genocide and a modern-day New Yorker prompted to rediscover her Armenian past"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2012

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Bohja

Sedaris, David

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818.603 Sedaris

Gyasi, Yaa

Summary: "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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 2016

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Colvin, Jeffrey

Summary: "A ferociously talented writer makes his stunning debut with this richly woven tapestry, set in a small Nova Scotia town settled by former slaves, that depicts several generations of one family bound together and torn apart by blood, faith, time, and fate. Structured as a triptych, Africaville chronicles the lives of three generations of the Sebolt family--Kath Ella, her son Omar/Etienne, and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Colvin

Summary: Presents the theory that the American dream, all but abandoned in the United States, has been adopted successfully in other countries, including Italy, France, Finland, Slovenia, Germany, Portugal, Norway, Tunisia, and Iceland, looking at such areas as worker benefits, public expenditure for the common good, and state-funded higher education.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Movies, Call number: DVD 303.42 Where

Mathis, Ayana.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2012

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Mathis

Philp, Drew

Summary: "A young writer's sincere search (with his dog) for an authentic life--buying a ruined house in Detroit for $500, fixing it up nail by nail, and, in the process, participating in the grassroots rebirth of the city itself."--Provided by publisher.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 Philip 2018

Northup, Solomon

Summary: Kidnapped into slavery in 1841, Solomon Northup spent 12 years in captivity. This autobiographical memoir represents an exceptionally detailed and accurate description of slave life and plantation society.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 37Ink/Atria 2013

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1 available in Movies, Call number: DVD DVD Twelv

Orgill, Roxane

Summary: When Esquire magazine planned an issue to salute the American jazz scene in 1958, graphic designer Art Kane pitched a crazy idea: how about gathering a group of beloved jazz musicians and photographing them? He didn't own a good camera, didn't know if any musicians would show up, and insisted on setting up the shoot in front of a Harlem brownstone. Could he pull it off? In a captivating...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Non-fiction, Call number: J 781.65 Orgill

Ryan, April

Summary: Veteran White House reporter April Ryan thought she had seen everything in her two decades as a White House correspondent. And then came the Trump administration. In Under Fire, Ryan takes us inside the confusion and chaos of the Trump White House to understand how she and other reporters adjusted to the new normal. She takes us inside the policy debates, the revolving door of personnel...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973 Ryan

Summary: On January 21, 2017, the day after Donald J. Trump's inauguration, more than three million marchers of all ages and walks of life took to the streets as part of the largest protest in American history. In red states and blue states, in small towns and major urban centers, from Boise to Boston, Bangkok to Buenos Aires, people from eighty-two countries -- on all seven continents -- rose up in...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.4 TOG 2018

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