The Water Dancer - Ta-Nehisi Coates

Staff Pick

 Hiram Walker, the son of a black woman and her white master, is born a slave nonetheless in this imaginative rendering of life in antebellum Virginia. But it is the strength of his memories that kindles a special inner gift, the magic of conduction. In the much-anticipated first novel from Ta-Nehisi Coates, Hiram’s talent is used by agents of the Underground Railroad to bring runaway slaves north, and also to help bring families whole once again. This searing and ultimately uplifting story explores the constructs of family, real or artificial, and the power of memory to bind people together from afar.





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ISBN: 9780399590597
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Published: One World - September 24th, 2019

The Long Call - Ann Cleeves

Staff Pick

I absolutely loved The Long Call. In her new mystery, Ann Cleeves introduces us to Inspector Matthew Venn, who we meet as he embodies his diagram namesake, caught in between his past and future with a new case in his hometown on the coast of England. A murder on a beach leads to a kidnapping, as the pacing picks up for Venn and his team of fellow detectives, and the suspects get closer to his own personal life. An expertly plotted  mystery that will keep readers guessing until the final pages.

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ISBN: 9781250204448
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Minotaur Books - September 3rd, 2019

Red at the Bone - Jacqueline Woodson

Staff Pick

 A pitch-perfect, lyrical novella about three generations of a family orbiting around a teenage pregnancy in 1985. Told from the alternating perspectives of the five main characters, it traces the legacy of violence and the burden of expectations that come alongside your family genes. Both heart-wrenching and uplifting, realistic and tangible, this novel is gold in your hands. A book to be savored in one sitting, before going right back to the start.



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ISBN: 9780525535270
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 17th, 2019