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message 1: by kisha, The Clean Up Lady (new)

kisha | 3902 comments Mod
Nominate any new author. If you are an author in our group feel free to nominate your book if you have joined at least one group and have at least 30 comments.


message 2: by Beverly (new)

Beverly | 1078 comments So is new author - an author who has recently had their first book published?


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Beverly | 1078 comments Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile
Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile

A mother-daughter story of reinvention—about an African American woman who unexpectedly inherits a sugarcane farm in Louisiana


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Beverly | 1078 comments Saint Monkey by Jacinda Townsend

Saint Monkey by Jacinda Townsend

Jacinda Townsend's remarkable first novel is a coming-of-age story made at once gripping and poignant by the wild energy of the Jazz Era and the stark realities of segregation.


message 5: by kisha, The Clean Up Lady (new)

kisha | 3902 comments Mod
Beverly I was thinking on that. I'm gonna say any new author within the past 3 years. Doesn't necessarily have to be the first novel.


message 6: by Lulu, The Book Reader who could. (new)

Lulu (lulureads365) | 2432 comments Mod
Both of those sound good! My TBR list is getting out of control. lol


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Londa (londalocs) | 1526 comments From Rum to Roots by Lloyd G. Francis
From Rum to Roots by Lloyd G. Francis

It is 1937 in Jamaica. Raised by an oppressive father deep in the countryside, Linton McMann toils in a rum distillery. Meanwhile, in Kingston, Daisy Wellstead encounters misfortune, trapped in an unhappy marriage. Seeking a new life they immigrate to the United States where they meet in New York, fall in love and start a family. Ambition drives them to start a business, selling roots tonic, a drink that Linton learned to make in Jamaica. By 1986, the drink is a sensation. Money flows in, but something is missing. Happiness is as scarce as freshwater in the middle of the sea. Wrestling with their past while living in a land of plenty, Linton and Daisy discover that truth is the only avenue to happiness.


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Londa (londalocs) | 1526 comments A Brown Paper Bag and a Fine Tooth Comb by Claudette Carrida Jeffrey
A Brown Paper Bag and a Fine Tooth Comb by Claudette Carrida Jeffrey

A coming of age story about a young Creole of color who, by age seventeen, is left without a family either by abandonment or death. She’s taken in by an elderly White woman whom she’s befriended and confided in over a period of years when she makes drugstore deliveries to the woman’s home. Sera Menard helps to give Claire the most important thing she wants in life: a college education. When Sera dies, she leaves Claire an envelope containing several family heirlooms and a note. Claire discovers why Sera had been mysterious and kept her past hidden


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