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December 17, 2017

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Adults : Fiction for fans of 'The Turner House'

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Seattle Reads 2017: Fiction for fans of 'The Turner House'

 

A selection of fiction to read after The Turner House by Angela Flournoy, our 2017 Seattle Reads choice. These books are hand-picked by our librarians for your reading enjoyment.

 

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The Mothers: A Novel

The Mothers: A Novel
Bennett, Brit

A mesmerizing character-driven coming-of-age novel about three African American young adults asks how we balance relationships with personal decisions to move forward in our lives.


Format: Book
Holds: 23 on 60 copies

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The Wangs Vs. the World

The Wangs Vs. the World
Chang, Jade

Having lost their riches in the crash of 2008, the Wangs embark on a curious and frequently hilarious odyssey searching for fortune and finding family.


Format: Book
Holds: 7 on 36 copies

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Homegoing

Homegoing
Gyasi, Yaa

Ghana, 1760: Two half-sisters, two diverging paths, and seven generations of human history unfold across two continents in this stunning saga of the African diaspora.


Format: Book
Holds: 87 on 87 copies

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The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing: A Novel

The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing: A Novel
Jacob, Mira

When Amina’s dad begins conversing with dead relatives, she’s called home to New Mexico, where she investigates her family history and the reverberations of a fateful visit to India twenty years before.


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 9 copies

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Loving Day: A Novel

Loving Day: A Novel
Johnson, Mat

Reluctantly returning home to a dilapidated Philadelphia mansion, Warren Duffy discovers hehas a teenaged daughter who is more at home in her biracial skin than he is.


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 15 copies

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Almost Crimson: A Novel

Almost Crimson: A Novel
Kelly, Dasha

CeCe Weathers struggles to create a life for herself and emerge from the shadow of her mother Carla’s depression, while honoring her obligations and coming to terms with her great, conflicted love.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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Say Nice Things About Detroit

Say Nice Things About Detroit
Lasser, Scott

Certain that “only the demented move to Detroit,” David Halpert returns home to care for his parents and finds a resilient heart beating sure and strong beneath the apparent blight of his native city.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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The Twelve Tribes of Hattie

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie
Mathis, Ayana

Hattie Shepherd thought she’d left trouble behind when she fled Georgia in 1923 for Philadelphia, but the City of Brotherly Love winds up being anything but.


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 21 copies

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Beloved

Beloved
Morrison, Toni

A young woman escapes slavery but is haunted by the ghost of her dead child in this moving Pulitzer Prize-winning novel that plumbs the depths of slavery’s traumatic and corrosive impact on individuals and society.


Format: Book
Holds: 5 on 25 copies

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On Beauty

On Beauty
Smith, Zadie

Politics, culture, race, art, and artifice—all are subject to controversy at any gathering of the highly diverse Belsey family in this provocative and scintillating comedy of manners. A favorite of Angela Flournoy’s.


Format: Book
Holds: 7 on 5 copies

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