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FIC JER
Edition
First edition.
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342 pages ; 24 cm
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Summary
"Laila desperately wants to become a mother, but each of her previous pregnancies has ended in heartbreak. This time has to be different, so she turns to the Melancons, an old and powerful Harlem family known for their caul, a precious layer of skin that is the secret source of their healing power. When a deal for Laila to acquire a piece of caul falls through, she is heartbroken, but when the child is stillborn, she is overcome with grief and rage. What she doesn't know is that a baby will soon be delivered in her family--by her niece, Amara, an ambitious college student--and delivered to the Melancons to raise as one of their own. Hallow is special: she's born with a caul, and their matriarch, Maman, predicts the girl will restore the family's prosperity. Growing up, Hallow feels that something in her life is not right. Did Josephine, the woman she calls mother, really bring her into the world? Why does her cousin Helena get to go to school and roam the streets of New York freely while she's confined to the family's decrepit brownstone? As the Melancons' thirst to maintain their status grows, Amara, now a successful lawyer running for district attorney, looks for a way to avenge her longstanding grudge against the family. When mother and daughter cross paths, Hallow will be forced to decide where she truly belongs."-- Publisher's description.
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ISBN/ISSN
9780062873088 (hbk.)
0062873083 (hbk.)
Call #
FIC HOL
Descript.
215 pages ; 23 cm
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Contents
INCIDENT -- My Baby Gone? -- THE WAR YEARS and A RENAISSANCE -- Your Money or Your Life -- Just Us Women -- Peculiar Since Day One -- From Peril to Promise -- Selma Althea Mosby -- A GREAT DEPRESSION -- (No) Credit to the Race -- Tell Me -- Kin -- The Words to Say It -- Just Prudent -- Far to Go -- Marks Like a Map -- Where You Been? -- A Wild Tangle -- The Web She Offered -- Home Training -- Women's Work -- Quem Quaeritis? -- All the Dark Things -- How We Doin? -- The Kidnap Book -- Let the Dead Bury Their Dead -- How Long You Got? -- A Common Denominator -- Some Things Stay -- A Ways and a Means.
Summary
"A kidnapping tests the mettle, resourcefulness, and intuition of Harlem's first "colored" policeman in this mystery, set during New York's Harlem Renaissance. The story references the infamous Lindbergh baby kidnapping"-- Provided by publisher.
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ISBN/ISSN
9780810143531 (pbk.)
0810143534 (pbk.)
Color me in / Natasha Diaz. Diaz, Natasha (Natasha E.)
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YA FIC DIA
Edition
First edition.
Descript.
373 pages ; 22 cm
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Fifteen-year-old Nevaeh Levitz is torn between two worlds, passing for white while living in Harlem, being called Jewish while attending her mother's Baptist church, and experiencing first love while watching her parents' marriage crumble.
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Genre
ISBN/ISSN
9780525578239 (trade hc)
0525578234
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