A haunting historical novella, Lowcountry Spirit tells the story of three slave girls with mystical powers living on an eerie island off the coast of Georgia. Their lives intertwine when Liza, in...
Author: Hite, AnnSummary:Genre: Historical fiction
Author: Prose, FrancineSummary:
In an age defined by hyperconnectivity and constant stimulation, Francine Prose makes a compelling case for the solitary act of reading and the great enjoyment it brings. This book includes...
Author: Miles, TiyaSummary:
Most Americans believe that slavery was a creature of the South, and that Northern states and territories provided stops on the Underground Railroad for fugitive slaves on their way to Canada. In...Genre: History
Author: Dungy, Camille T.Summary:
As a working mother whose livelihood as a poet-lecturer depended on travel, Camille T. Dungy crisscrossed America with her infant, then a toddler. As they travel, Dungy is intensely aware of how...
Author: Edin, Kathryn J.Summary:
Jim Yong Kim of the World Bank estimates that extreme poverty can be eliminated in 17 Years. This is clearly cause for celebration. However, this good news can make us oblivious to the fact that...
Author: Arnove, Anthony, Zinn, HowardSummary:
Here are selected testimonies to living history--speeches, letters, poems, songs--offered by the people who make history happen, but are often left out of history books: women, workers, nonwhites...