I read fiction and non- fiction; collect titles, order from my local library, bookstore and on-line, and borrow from friends.
Here are some highlights:
Soul Catcher by Michael C. White
Augusta Cain, notorious fugitive slave catcher is hired to hunt down Rosetta. His journeys: traveling from Richmond to New York and Boston; and how he comes to recognize the evil he’s been perpetuating make a fast-paced story.
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin
A mystery set in the 1970’s rural Mississippi about a friendship between a white man accused in the disappearance of two women during a 20 year time span and the black police officer who clears his name. Riveting.
Children and Fire by Ursula Hegi
Set in one day, Tuesday, February 27, 1934, schoolteacher Thekla Jansen witnesses the penetration of Hilter’s power, its effect on her students and their families and the growing distrust among her colleagues. Never enough books about how children learn evil from adults.
Other great reads:
Bonobo Handshake, Zookeeper’s Wife, Life After Genius, City of Thieves, Into the Beautiful North, Little Bee, Mudbound, Hotel on Corner of Bitter & Sweet, Purple Hibiscus. Kitchen House, Ape House, Nemesis
On my night table now:
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
Strings Attached by Gay Walley
Cloudsplitter by Russell Banks
Lost in the City (short stories) by Edward P. Jones
Forty Million Dollar Slaves: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Black Athlete by William C. Rhoden
Always looking for new titles. Suggestions welcome!