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GLORY OVER EVERYTHING

The year is 1830 and Jamie Pyke, a celebrated silversmith and notorious ladies’ man, is keeping a deadly secret. Passing as a wealthy white aristocrat in Philadelphian society, Jamie is…

Zora and Me

ZORA AND ME: THE CURSED GROUND

T.R. Simon

A powerful fictionalized account of Zora Neale Hurston’s childhood adventures explores the idea of collective memory and the lingering effects of slavery. “History ain’t in a book, especially when it…

Shadow Daughter

SHADOW DAUGHTER

Harriet Brown

The day of her mother’s funeral, Harriet Brown was five thousand miles away. For years they’d gone through cycles of estrangement and connection, dramatic blow-ups and equally dramatic reconciliations. By…

One of our recommended books for 2019 is Motherhood So White by Nefertiti Austin

MOTHERHOOD SO WHITE

Nefertiti Austin

When Nefertiti Austin, a single African American woman, decided she wanted to adopt a Black baby boy out of the foster-care system, she was unprepared for the fact that there…

OUR KIND OF CRUELTY

This is a love story. Mike’s love story. Mike Hayes fought his way out of a brutal childhood and into a quiet, if lonely, life before he met Verity Metcalf….

One of our recommended books is Hieroglyphics by Jill McCorkle

HIEROGLYPHICS

Jill McCorkle

After many years in Boston, Lil and Frank have retired to North Carolina. The two of them married young, having bonded over how they both—suddenly, tragically—lost a parent when they…