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Their Eyes Were Watching God: A Novel

Zora Neale Hurston · Harper Perennial Modern Classics; Reissue edition
Pages: 219
Format: Paperback

“A deeply soulful novel that comprehends love and cruelty, and separates the big people from the small of heart, without ever losing sympathy for those unfortunates who don’t know how to live properly.” —Zadie SmithOne of the most important and enduring books of the twentieth...
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Cold Mountain: A Novel

Charles Frazier · Vintage Books
Pages: 449
Format: Paperback

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTUREOne of the most acclaimed novels in recent memory, Charles Frazier's Cold Mountain is a masterpiece that is at once an enthralling adventure, a stirring love story, and a luminous evocation of a vanished American in all its savagery, solitude, and splendor....
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The Help

Kathryn Stockett · G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

Three ordinary women are about to take one extraordinary step. Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss. She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a ring on her finger. Skeeter would normally...
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The Kitchen House: A Novel

Kathleen Grissom · Touchstone Books
Pages: 368
Format: Paperback

In this gripping New York Times bestseller, Kathleen Grissom brings to life a thriving plantation in Virginia in the decades before the Civil War, where a dark secret threatens to expose the best and worst in everyone tied to the estate.Orphaned during her passage from Ireland, young,...
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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

John Berendt · Alexandria Library
Pages: 400
Format: Book

Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and shaded squares. John Berendt's...
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The Notebook

Nicholas Sparks · Warner Books; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Every so often a love story so captures our hearts that it becomes more than a story-it becomes an experience to remember forever. The Notebook is such a book. It is a celebration of how passion can be ageless and timeless, a tale that moves us to laughter and tears and makes us believe...
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A Painted House

John Grisham · Bantam; Reprint edition
Format: Paperback

Until that September of 1952, Luke Chandler had never kept a secret or told a single lie. But in the long, hot summer of his seventh year, two groups of migrant workers — and two very dangerous men — came through the Arkansas Delta to work the Chandler cotton farm. And suddenly...
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An American Marriage: A Novel

Tayari Jones · Algonquin Books
Pages: 308
Format: Hardcover

OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB 2018 SELECTION One of the most anticipated novels of 2018 according to Entertainment Weekly * Goodreads * Esquire * Elle * Cosmopolitan *BBC * Huffington Post * Bustle * Southern Living * Newsday * Bookish * Nylon * iBooks Store "Transcendent . . . Triumphant . . . Gorgeous."-Elle...
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To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee · Harper; Reprint edition
Format: Hardcover

"Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird."A lawyer's advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic novel - a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. Through...
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Absalom's Daughters: A Novel

Suzanne Feldman · Henry Holt and Company
Pages: 253
Format: Print book

A spellbinding debut about half sisters, one black and one white, on a 1950s road trip through the American SouthSelf-educated and brown-skinned, Cassie works full time in her grandmother's laundry in rural Mississippi. Illiterate and white, Judith falls for "colored music" and dreams...
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