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The Best of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
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Because You Have To by Joan Frank
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“mother says that two souls are sometimes created together and--and in love before they're born.”
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“Death twitches my ear;
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'I'm coming.”
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Carnival of Fury by William Ivy Hair
Carnival of Fury
by William Ivy Hair
recommended for: Everyone
read in January, 1996
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This is the story of Robert Charles, an itinerant Back-to-Africa sympathizer, whose botched arrest by white policemen sparked a one-man, fortnight-long revolt against white supremacy--and the only race riot in New Orleans during the 20th century.

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Harlem of the West by Elizabeth Pepin
Harlem of the West: The San Francisco Fillmore Jazz Era
by Elizabeth Pepin
recommended for: Everyone
read in April, 2007
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I was seven when my stepfather brought me and my pregnant mom from New Orleans to the Fillmore District of San Francisco--what Elizabeth Pepin and Lewis Watts calls the Harlem of the West. It's all gone now, its worn Victorians nearly all bulldozed, ...more
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Gathered Light by Lisa Sornberger
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In Search of Nella Larsen by George Hutchinson
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Slavery by Another Name by Douglas A. Blackmon
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I'm still recovering from this monumental and much needed book to explain how slavery continued in this country by other nefarious means, and how so many black men and even women were "disappeared" to work in a corporate prison underground.
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F. Scott Fitzgerald
“mother says that two souls are sometimes created together and--and in love before they're born.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Virgil
“Death twitches my ear;
'Live,' he says...
'I'm coming.”
Virgil

Charlotte Brontë
“Jane, be still; don't struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation."
"I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.”
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

Virginia Woolf
“Dearest, I feel certain that I am going mad again. I feel we can't go through another of those terrible times. And I shan't recover this time. I begin to hear voices, and I can't concentrate. So I am doing what seems the best thing to do. You have given me the greatest possible happiness. You have been in every way all that anyone could be. I don't think two people could have been happier 'til this terrible disease came. I can't fight any longer. I know that I am spoiling your life, that without me you could work. And you will I know. You see I can't even write this properly. I can't read. What I want to say is I owe all the happiness of my life to you. You have been entirely patient with me and incredibly good. I want to say that – everybody knows it. If anybody could have saved me it would have been you. Everything has gone from me but the certainty of your goodness. I can't go on spoiling your life any longer. I don't think two people could have been happier than we have been. V.”
Virginia Woolf

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