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Black History Month – Books

Selections from our collection of fiction and non-fiction in honor of Black History Month.
Fiction

An American marriage / Tayari Jones

Newlyweds Celestial and Roy, the living embodiment of the New South, are settling into the routine of their life together when Roy is sent to prison for a crime he didn’t commit. An insightful look into the lives of people who are bound and separated by forces beyond their control….

 

BRIEF ANSWERS TO THE BIG QUESTIONS / Stephen Hawking

After Stephen Hawking’s death on March 14, 2018 at the age of 76, I tried reading his rather academic treatises.  This book is the first manageable book I could read. I watched the movie Theory of Everything, in which Eddie Redmayne received an Oscar for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking.  Short chapters in his book ponder his final thoughts. As an atheist,…

 

RED MOON / Kim Stanley Robinson

Robinson’s protagonists, a revolutionary Chinese woman and a U.S. technologist are forced to help each other as they are pursued by various factions from 2047 China. China is still a “Party” government. The moon appears to be an international area, but it’s politics as usual as the two people escape to the moon to save their lives and change the earth.     …

 

I AM RADAR / Reif Larsen

Larsen’s latest novel reads like three novels in one (with overarching continuity). The book is organized in five long sections:

(1.) The story of Radar Radmanovic, born in New Jersey 1975. His father Kermin, a radio expert, is quite content, but his mother, Charlene, is distressed that Radar is black while she and Kermin are white. Charlene seeks medical explanation and ultimately the family travels to Norway for a “cure” offered by an eccentric troupe of scientists and performance artists….

 

Love Stories

Share the LOVE this Valentine’s Day…Enjoy these selected books on the topic of Love!

Any time, any place / Jennifer Probst

When Raven Bella Stratton was a teenager, her father was killed in a horrible car crash. The bigger shock was the discovery of a woman with him–Diana Pierce–and their two fully packed suitcases with airline tickets to Paris….