By John C. Kerr
After being seriously wounded at Gettysburg and an extended restoration in North Carolina, James Barnhill returns to Texas the place he battles common corruption and vigilante violence through the turmoil of Reconstruction.
even supposing he endures tragedy in his own lifestyles, Barnhill turns into a revered legal professional who defends an African American guy accused of rape and represents a titan of the Texas lumber in a precedent-setting disagreement with a railroad monopoly managed through Wall highway financiers.
Steeped within the background of the South, The Silent Shore of Memory explores the nuances of perspectives on slavery and the dissolution of the Union, the complexity of race family and race politics through the thirty years following the Civil conflict, and the robust bonds of familial love and friendship.
By Sevgi Soysal,Amy Spangler
Seemingly disparate lives are introduced jointly in a smart, prism-like plot during this award-winning novel. the tale relies on 3 people—Ali, Dogan, and Olcay—and vividly depicts the fight among the older new release who have been content material with the recent (post-Ottoman) Turkey and who're disturbed by means of adjustments sought and taken on by means of the rebellious younger iteration. during this unforgettable, epic portrait of Nineteen Sixties Turkey, the private and political are intertwined in a wondering of what constancy means—to sibling, lover, state, and cause.
By Barbara Ashley
whilst civil conflict breaks out within the spring of 1861, Amanda is a gorgeous younger spouse and mom. She and her loved husband Tom dread secession and the approaching clash as a danger to their completely happy existence in Nashville, Tennessee.
Tom's sister Cassie is an clever and rebellious lady who desires of turning into a qualified actress. annoyed via the very restricted ideas open to her as a good nineteenth century girl, she hopes the conflict will provide her an opportunity to stay a extra intriguing and worthwhile existence. After marrying a guy she doesn't love in her look for monetary independence, Cassie serves as a nurse in accomplice army hospitals until eventually the Union military occupies Nashville in March of 1862. Invited by way of her lover to affix a insurgent secret agent ring, Cassie jumps on the probability to aid the South win the conflict whereas she satisfies her longing for adventure.
defined by way of Cassie as being "squat and unsightly as a toad", the Griffin's pal Wade Cunningham is a superb and ruthless lawyer who seizes the possibilities the battle offers to make his fortune, to revenge himself upon the Southern aristocrats who have scorned him and to pursue his unrequited ardour for Amanda.
"Amazons, Rebels & Spies?" tells the riveting tale in their struggles to maintain what they've got, to get what they need and to outlive the commercial and moral demanding situations posed via secession and civil war.
By Robert Hicks
By William Ramsay
By Ramabai Espinet
Mona, a movie researcher rooted in Montreal, vividly recollects that evening in Trinidad while her father, Da-Da, in a drunken rage, threatened to kill her nine-year-old brother, Kello. Years later, a terminally unwell Kello asks Mona to revisit their local island and reclaim the valuables that their relations had left in the back of. As Mona returns to the Caribbean to confront her family's turbulent earlier, the reader travels again in time—to nineteenth-century India, to British Trinidad, the place her ancestors lived as indentured employees within the cane fields, and at last to city North America.
Steeped within the lyrical rhythms of Caribbean lifestyles, this beautiful, richly layered novel explores the immigrant adventure with compassion and humour. it's a relocating tale of race and displacement, of affection and betrayal, of endings and beginnings—a swinging bridge of the common look for self.
Praise forThe Swinging Bridge
"Beautiful, luminous and an utter excitement to learn. A author as beneficial as Ramabai Espinet may be precious by means of us for her distinctive voice and the original international she stocks with us."—Jamaica Kincaid
"The Swinging Bridge is a sweeping tale . . . of wealthy heritage—a mix of Indian and Caribbean sounds, scents and celebrations."—NOW Magazine
"An amazing fulfillment within the workout of remembering. . . . hugely charged with ethical intent."—George Lamming
By Elahe Dayton,Andrew Dayton
By R.V. Cassill
By Diane DeSanders
For Dick and Jane, Dallas after international struggle II is a spot of promise and prosperity: the 1st domestic air conditioners are making summertime bearable and Dick’s place at his father’s company, the Cadillac dealership, is guaranteed. Jane has aid with the home and the kids, and backyard events and vacation celebrations are lively social affairs. For the oldest in their 3 daughters, even if, existence is stuffed with complicated mysteries. The tales the adults inform her don’t make feel. Too curious for convenience, she reveals her questions in simple terms appear to annoy them. Why won’t they inform the reality approximately Santa? what's that Holy Spirit enterprise, and what's the variation among an angel and a ghost? Why is her mom usually so stressful and unhappy? And why does her father preserve flying into violent rages?
Hap and threat and the top of the World is an intimate, finely crafted novel concerning the innocence and vulnerability of adolescence and the risks posed by means of adults who can't deal with life’s complexities. it's also concerning the ingenuity born of loneliness and overlook, and the unbelievable, unusual fantastic thing about the world.
A fifth-generation Texan, Diane DeSanders is a heritage buff, theater lover, poet, mom, and grandmother. among careers as a historical past instructor and antiques broker, she has labored in nearby theater in nearly each ability. She now writes, gardens, and sings in Brooklyn, ny. this can be her first novel.
By Abdoel Moeis