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The Nickel Boys: an IndieBound recommendation

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
Available in our catalog or at your local independent bookstore!

In this bravura follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize, and National Book Award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida.” – Library catalog

“With every book, Colson Whitehead proves his ever-growing genius. He’s a master of the written word and truly one of the greatest living American novelists of our time. I didn’t think it was possible for him to write something better than Underground Railroad, but he most certainly has — The Nickel Boys grabbed me at page one. It’s a mystery and a thriller, a treatise on race and social injustice, and a literary masterpiece all rolled into one. Ellwood and Turner are characters that will stay with me forever. This should be mandatory reading in every classroom.”
— Michelle M., Changing Hands Independent bookstore, Tempe, AZ

Source: The Nickel Boys: A Novel |

Summer Reading: Beach (or Mountain) Grab Bag

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“One of the true readerly delights of summer is heading to the beach (or the back porch)” [or the mountains] “with a book you’re dying to dig into. Whether it’s a traditionally ‘summery’ novel, a new twist on a classic or an inventive take on summer in the city, the bookish possibilities are endless …”  Read and enjoy these Shelf Awareness picks. Continue reading Summer Reading: Beach (or Mountain) Grab Bag