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Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
ADJEI-BRENYAH
A treacherously surreal, and, at times, heartbreakingly satirical look at what it's like to be young and black in America.
Salt Houses by Hala Alyan
ALYAN
The war may have only lasted six days in 1967, but its impact echoes through generations of a Palestinian family in this ambitious novel about the war's effects on four generations.
Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
ANAYA
In New Mexico in the time of WWII, a young man goes to an aged medicine woman and forms a relationship which helps him challenge the fight amid the good and the evil that storms through his village.
Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss by Rajeev Balasubramanyam
BALASUBRAMANYAM
Professor Chandra's American doctor instructs him to change his workaholic ways and "follow his bliss"--and so he does, right to the coast of California, and into the heart of his dysfunctional family.
We Never Asked for Wings: A Novel by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
DIFFENBAUGH
After fourteen years of working multiple jobs to make ends meet, Letty Espinosa must learn to be a mother when her parents, who have been raising Letty's teenage son and six-year-old daughter, decide to return to Mexico.
Washington Black: A novel by Esi Edugyan
EDUGYAN
A dazzling adventure story about a boy who rises from the ashes of slavery to become a free man of the world.
Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi
EMEZI
A young Nigerian woman, Ada, is born a troubled baby, grows into a volatile child, and develops alternate selves after a traumatic assault as a college student in America. As Ada fades into the background of her own mind and these selves, now protective, now hedonistic, move into control, Ada's life spirals in a dark and dangerous direction.
A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood
ISHERWOOD
After the sudden death of his longtime lover, George must adjust to life on his own as a professor in Southern California in the early 1960s. During the course of an ordinary day, George is haunted by memories as he seeks connections with the world around him.
An American Marriage: A Novel by Tayari Jones
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.
If You Leave Me: A Novel by Crystal Hana Kim
KIM
Forced into the life of a refugee when the North Korean army invades her home, 16-year-old Haemi must choose between love and security in ways that resonate throughout generations of her family.
Mambo in Chinatown: A Novel by Jean Kwok
KWOK
Enduring a limited existence with her Chinese-American father, Charlie Wong discovers new opportunities and perspectives when she takes a job at a ballroom dance studio where her natural talents begin to emerge.
A Place for Us: A Novel by Fatima Farheen Mirza
MIRZA
A story of family identity and belonging follows an Indian family through the marriage of their daughter, from the parents' arrival in the United States to the return of their estranged son.
There There: A novel by Tommy Orange
ORANGE
As we learn the reasons that each person is attending the Big Oakland Powwow--some generous, some fearful, some joyful, some violent--momentum builds toward a shocking yet inevitable conclusion that changes everything.
The Chosen: A Novel by Chaim Potok
POTOK
Story of the friendship between a Hasidic Jew and an Americanized Jew in the 1940's, in Brooklyn.
Girls Burn Brighter: A Novel by Shobha Rao
RAO
A searing, electrifying debut novel set in India and America, for readers of Rupi Kaur, about the extraordinary bone between two girls driven apart by circumstances but relentless in their search for one another.
We Cast a Shadow: A Novel by Maurice Carlos Ruffin
RUFFIN
In a society plagued by racism, segregation, and private prisons, an operation saves lives with a controversial method--by turning people white. The narrator wants what is best for his biracial son, and has to decide if the operation is the only thing that will save him.
The Water Museum: Stories by Luis Alberto Urrea
URREA
A collection of stories that explores the borders between people and nations.
The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
ROM GUILLORY
A groomsman and his last-minute guest are about to discover if a fake date can go the distance in a fun and flirty debut novel.
Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James
SF JAMES
In the first novel in Marlon James's Dark Star trilogy, myth, fantasy, and history come together to explore what happens when a mercenary is hired to find a missing child.
The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After by Clemantine Wamariya, Elizabeth Weil
BIOGRAPHY WAMARIYA
It was 1994, and in 100 days, more than 800,000 people would be murdered in Rwanda and millions more displaced. Six-year-old Clemantine Wamariya and sister Claire spent the next six years wandering through seven African countries searching for safety and hiding while witnessing unimaginable cruelty.