Literary Fiction

Secessia Kent Wascom

SECESSIA is a tale of greed, slavery and intrigue set in 1862 New Orleans, when the largest city in the confederacy is governed the Union's notorious General Benjamin "The Beast" Butler.

 

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The New Inheritors Kent Wascom

THE NEW INHERITORS is the story of a young artist and a well-heeled heiress during World War I in New Orleans, whose family strife and the tumult in the world around them threaten to tear them apart.  This title has been selected as a Booksmith Timeless Classic, meaning it is among the best of the best for the...

As Good As Gone Larry Watson

AS GOOD AS GONE gives readers a wide angled look at an absent father and grandfather who is asked to babysit in an emergency by his estranged son. He reluctantly accepts, and although he is loaded with pride and decency, he lives by a firm code that sometimes harms those he loves. The book is both tough and tender, and...

The Nickel Boys Colson Whitehead

THE NICKEL BOYS revolves around two young men sentenced to a juvenile reformatory in 1960s Jim Crow Florida where they and the other residents are subject to the cruel abuse of the staff, both physically and sexually. One, Elwood Curtis, keeps the words of Martin Luther King Jr. in his mind and heart, trying to live Dr...

Our Woman in Moscow Beatriz Williams

OUR WOMAN IN MOSCOW is a powerful, historically accurate story of espionage and family devotion in the Cold War. The mysterious 1948 disappearance of an American family living in London shocks the world. Were they eliminated by the Soviet intelligence service or did they defect with vital secrets?

 

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Baby, You're Gonna Be Mine Kevin Wilson

BABY, YOU'RE GONNA BE MINE is a collection of short stories ranging from laugh out loud funny to thoughtfully somber, but all share Wilson's charismatic flair and his affinity for the quirky. Included is the tale of a magic razor that can give the power of time travel, another about a famous rock star forced to move...

The Emperor of Shoes Spencer Wise

THE EMPEROR OF SHOES finds a young man, Alex Cohen, taking over for his father at running the family shoe factory in China, only to discover that the workers are being exploited, the regulatory system has failed them, and his father had been paying bribes to the government. When he meets a young woman working at the...

Wash Margaret Wrinkle

WASH was named the best debut novel of 2013. Based loosely on the author's forebears, this story brings to light the unspeakable plan a Revolutionary War veteran devised for his slave. Meticulous research provides the reader a view into the inspiration a mother's love can bring in the most terrible of times.

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Wash Margaret Wrinkle

WASH was named the best debut novel of 2013. Based loosely on the author's forebears, this story brings to light the unspeakable plan a Revolutionary War veteran devised for his slave. Meticulous research provides the reader a view into the inspiration a mother's love can bring in the most terrible of times.

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Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow Gabrielle Zevin

TOMORROW AND TOMORROW AND TOMORROW is the #1 book in the country on publication date according to America's independent booksellers. The storyline covers thirty years in the lives of two collaborators who gain fame and fortune, but lose what is more important. By the author of the much praised The Storied Life of A...