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The Narrows, Ann Petry. Set in the 1950s, this unforgettable classic deftly evokes a tragic love affair and offers a window onto the powerful ways in which class, race, and love intersected in midcentury America.

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Poetry art: original poem on found image "woman reading"


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The world was hers for the reading, girl with books art print. hand lettered, inspirational art illustration


The gold standard account of pirate life by a man who sailed pirate ships and chronicled the exploits of Captain Henry Morgan.

Villa America was in fact a real house on the French Riviera that Sara and Gerald Murphy built to escape to in the 1920's. Members of a group of expat Americans, they were known for their fabulous parties, but these were people who kept secrets and who were, of course, heartbreakingly human.

An irresistible comic novel from the master storyteller Percival Everett, and an irreverent take on race, class, and identity in America

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Makes Me Wanna Holler: A Young Black Man in America / Nathan McCall

Bestseller Books Online Makes Me Wanna Holler: A Young Black Man in America Nathan McCall $10.2-Excellent

Book cafe window // maybe the reading nook should be moved to a window with a view - will it get more USE & traffic ?

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The Ultimate Summer Reading List: 100 Beach Reads

Skipping a Beat | The Ultimate Summer Reading List: 100 Beach Reads


The many powers of books…

The Power of Books, 2003 © Mladen PENEV (Photoartist. Vienna, Austria) and/or Vienna University Applied Arts Collection (as of 2005).

The story of three women living very different lives in Australia, but when one of them finds an old tattered letter in the attic that's addressed to her, to be opened only in the event of her husband's death (and he is still very much alive), it opens up a Pandora's box. Their lives will intersect in ways none of them could foresee.