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My picks for books you might want to check out now.

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'My Monticello' by Jocelyn Nicole Johnson

If you're Black and know the story of Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson, you've probably wondered about that episode in history, and...

They Were the "Perfect Couple" ...

Even though I always know that the title doesn't tell the whole story, and is it's own kind of unreliable narrator, I love these books,...

Welcome to Books & Crannies Reviews!

Choosing a book is hard work these days ... Not because there's nothing to read, but because there's so much. And so much of it is really...

'Real Life' by Brandon Taylor

I know the year is young but this book will be a very difficult one to beat as the favorite for 2020. So here's the deal: Wallace is a...

'The Vanishing Half' by Brit Bennett

In The Vanishing Half, Mallard, Louisiana is a town where the people are "Negroes" and yet look as white as the white people who both...

'Memorial' by Bryan Washington

What a beautiful book. Bryan Washington is one of those authors who manage to convey emotion with and between words, and in a way that...

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