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Black Notice
  • Author : Patricia Daniels Cornwell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 468
  • ISBN : 0425175405
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The discovery of the decomposed body of a stowaway aboard a cargo ship leads Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta to a perilous international odyssey on a mission that could destroy her career and threatens her own life.

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    Black Notice
  • Author : Patricia Cornwell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN : 9781101203774
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In this #1 New York Times bestseller Dr. Kay Scarpetta is on a deadly mission that will pull her in two opposite directions: toward protecting her career or toward the truth... Remains were all that was left of the stowaway. He arrived in Richmond’s Deep Water Terminal—the ghastly cargo of a ship from Belgium. The decomposed body gives Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta no clues to its identity—or the cause of death. But an odd tattoo soon leads her on an international search to Interpol’s headquarters in Lyon, France—and towards a confrontation with one of the most savage killers of her career...

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    Black Notice
  • Author : Patricia Daniels Cornwell
  • Publisher : Sphere
  • Pages : 484
  • ISBN : 075152543X
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  • Genre : Detective and mystery stories
  • Following the post-mortem of a stowaway which reveals neither cause of death nor identity, Dr Kay Scarpetta travels to Paris in search of information. In Paris she is given a secret mission - a mission which could ruin her career.

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    Black notice
  • Author : Lotte Petri
  • Publisher : Lindhardt Og Ringhof
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN : 8711824840
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Et underligt lys på bunden af Dragør Havn får politiet til at tilkalde en specialist i våde gerningssteder. I vandet ligger en bil med liget af en ung kvinde, og det viser sig, at gerningsmanden har udført et sadistisk ritual på hende. På en forreven klippestrækning i den allersydligste del af Norge finder en hundelufter et delvist skeletteret lig iført våddragt. En black notice - en international efterlysning gennem Interpol - sendes ud for at finde frem til ligets identitet, og inden længe dukker endnu et våddragtslig op i Holland. Senere findes en anden dansk kvinde lemlæstet og livløs i en skovsø. Mod alle odds lykkes det at genoplive hende, og hun er nu politiets vigtigste vidne. Efterforskningsleder Felix Jørgensen og hans nye assistent, Kathrine Nymark, aner en sammenhæng mellem drabene, og de beslutter sig for at prøve at lokke den grænseløse seriemorder i en fælde. Men det bringer Kathrines liv i overhængende fare. Historien er delvist baseret på virkelige begivenheder.

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    Black Notice
  • Author : Patricia Cornwell
  • Publisher : Berkley Publishing Group
  • Pages : 468
  • ISBN : 0425175227
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Een vrouwelijke patholooganatoom raakt betrokken bij verschillende moordzaken die haar op het spoor van een weerwolf brengen.

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    Black Notice
  • Author : Lotte Petri
  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Pages : 110
  • ISBN : 9788726325508
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Elegant, trumpet-like lilies, she thought. But there was something off. Something not right. It was the colour. It was strange, sort of pale and flesh-coloured... In a sleepy seaside town outside Copenhagen, a strange light at the bottom of the harbour has the police call in a military diver with a speciality in wet crime scenes. Deep down in the dark water sits a car, with the dead body of a young woman in the driver’s seat. The dead woman seems to have been the victim of a sadistic surgery. On some jagged cliffs off of a rural town in the south of Norway, a dog walker finds a partly skeletal corpse wearing a wetsuit. In their search for the identity of the victim, local police send out a black notice through Interpol, and before long another dead girl in a similar wetsuit is found all the way down in Holland. But when a woman bearing a scar similar to the others is found lifeless and icy cold in a forest lake, she could be the most important witness for the police — if only they are able to bring her back from the dead. Partly based on actual events, Black Notice is a thrilling Scandi Noir following the international hunt for a ruthless serial killer. Perfect for fans of Jo Nesbo, Samuel Bjork and Cara Hunter. Lotte Petri is a Danish crime fiction author. In 2009, her first book was nominated for Danske Bank’s Newcomer of the Year Award. Her Selma Eliassen series was lauded by critics, and in 2017, the first book in the series starring bone expert Josefine Jespersen, "The Devil’s Work", was released.

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    Black Notice: Episode 2
  • Author : Lotte Petri
  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Pages : 22
  • ISBN : 9788726325546
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • At a loss to figure out the identity of the Norwegian wetsuit victim, the police send out a notice though Interpol — a black notice. At the same time, it becomes clear that this young woman’s death is somehow linked to the murder that Felix and Kathrine are investigating. When a woman bearing a scar similar to the others is found lifeless and icy cold in a forest lake north of Copenhagen, she could be the most important witness for the police — if only they are able to bring her back from the dead. But then another young woman in a wetsuit washes up. In Holland. Black Notice is a crime story told in five parts. Partly based on actual events, Black Notice tells the thrilling story of the international hunt for a ruthless serial killer. Lotte Petri is a Danish author of crime fiction. In 2009, her first book was nominated for Danske Bank’s Newcomer of the Year Award. Her Selma Eliassen series was lauded by critics, and in 2017, the first book in the series starring bone expert Josefine Jespersen, "The Devil’s Work", was released.

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    Point of Origin
  • Author : Patricia Cornwell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9781101207345
  • Reader Reviews : 14
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The clues to a series of remorseless killings go up in smoke—and only Kay Scarpetta can find them in this #1 New York Times bestseller from Patricia Cornwell. “Sears its way into the psyche…Ablaze with Cornwell’s finest, scariest writing.”—Atlanta Journal Constitution The devastating fire tore through the horse farm, destroying everything it touched. Picking through the wreckage, Dr. Kay Scarpetta uncovers human remains—the work of an audacious and wily killer who uses fire to mask his brutal murders. And when Scarpetta learns that her old nemesis, Carrie Grethen, has escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane and is somehow involved, the investigation becomes personal. Tragedy strikes close to home. And Scarpetta must match Grethen’s every move with one of her own to douse the inferno of evil that threatens everyone around her... Includes an Introduction by the Author

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    The Last Precinct
  • Author : Patricia Daniels Cornwell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 124
  • ISBN : 0425180638
  • Reader Reviews : 18
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Attracting unwanted attentions when she is mandated to research the four-hundred-year-old murder of a Jamestown, Virginia, settler, Kay Scarpetta finds enemies among those she is sworn to protect. Reprint.

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    Black Notice: Episode 1
  • Author : Lotte Petri
  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Pages : 22
  • ISBN : 9788726325553
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Elegant, trumpet-like lilies, she thought. But there was something off. Something not right. It was the color. It was strange, sort of pale and flesh-colored... In a sleepy seaside town outside Copenhagen, a strange light at the bottom of the harbor has the police call in a military diver with a speciality in wet crime scenes. Deep down in the dark water sits a car with the dead body of a young woman in the driver’s seat. She has a long cut in her lower abdomen. Copenhagen Police’s Felix Jørgensen is on the case, and his new deputy Kathrine Nymark gets thrown in the deep end on her very first day on the job, when it becomes clear that a brutal murderer is on the loose. On some jagged cliffs off a rural district in the south of Norway, a dog walker finds a partly skeletal corpse wearing a wetsuit. At first, the police assume it's just another drowning incident, but the victim doesn’t match any people reported missing and then there’s also that suture thread in her abdomen. Black Notice is a crime story told in five parts. Partly based on actual events, Black Notice tells the thrilling story of the international hunt for a ruthless serial killer. Lotte Petri is a Danish author of crime fiction. In 2009, her first book was nominated for Danske Bank’s Newcomer of the Year Award. Her Selma Eliassen series was lauded by critics, and in 2017, the first book in the series starring bone expert Josefine Jespersen, "The Devil’s Work", was released.

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    Palmer :Black Notice
  • Author : Stephan Lake
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Pages : 414
  • ISBN : 9783752877151
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • "Palmer, wir haben eine Situation." "Habt ihr das nicht ständig?" "Nicht eine solche, nein." Black Notice. Nicht identifizierte Tote. "Kambodscha, Grenze zu Laos. Zwölf junge Frauen, neun Kinder. Es gibt einen Zeugen. Sie müssen diesen Zeugen finden, Palmer, bevor jemand ihn verschwinden lässt." In Deutschland geboren, als Waise auf den Straßen von Hong Kong aufgewachsen, hilft Joshua Palmer denen, die seine Hilfe brauchen und sie verdienen. Und wurde damit ganz nebenbei zur wertvollsten Waffe von Interpol. Sein erster Fall wird gleich persönlich und führt Palmer aus Benson Trail, New Mexico, in die Glitzerwelt von Singapur und zurück in die Stadt seiner Jugend, Hong Kong. Wo sein ärgster Widersacher bereits auf ihn wartet.

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    Blow Fly
  • Author : Patricia Cornwell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 9781101155929
  • Reader Reviews : 21
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A cold case turns red-hot when a death-row inmate renews his acquaintance with Dr. Kay Scarpetta in this “utterly chilling” (Entertainment Weekly) #1 New York Times bestseller. Settling into her new life as a private forensic consultant, Kay Scarpetta agrees to investigate a cold case in Louisiana—the baffling eight-year-old murder of a woman with a history of blackouts and violent outbursts. Then she receives news that chills her to the core: Jean-Baptiste Chandonne—the vicious and unrepentant Wolfman who pursued her to her very doorstep—has asked to see her. From his cell on death row, he demands an audience with the legendary Dr. Scarpetta. With her friends and family by her side, Scarpetta tries to guess what sort of endgame this madman has in mind—how, if at all, it’s related to the Louisiana case—and then confronts the shock of her life: a blow that will force her to question the loyalty and trust of all she holds dear...

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    Wheels
  • Author : Arthur Hailey
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9781480490024
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Master storyteller Arthur Hailey’s #1 New York Times bestseller is a turbocharged thriller about America’s automobile industry, from the bottom up Ford. Chrysler. General Motors. They were the Big Three, accused by critics of greed, monopoly, and abusing the public trust. In the shadows of these towering giants is American Motors, blazing its own path to greatness. Adam Trenton, the fiercely ambitious executive in charge of project development, wants to take the company into the future with the new, cutting-edge car he’s developing, but his single-minded dedication has his neglected wife seeking dangerous thrills, making Adam vulnerable to a growing web of deceit, blackmail, and organized crime. From Detroit’s inner city to its affluent suburbs, from the executive suites and secret design studios to the assembly line jungle and the maximum security testing grounds, Wheels is a breakneck ride full of human drama through one of America’s most complex and competitive industries.

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    Black Like Me
  • Author : John Howard Griffin
  • Publisher : Wings Press
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781609401085
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • This American classic has been corrected from the original manuscripts and indexed, featuring historic photographs and an extensive biographical afterword.

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    Black Notice: Episode 5
  • Author : Lotte Petri
  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Pages : 35
  • ISBN : 9788726896046
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Als Kathrine wordt ontvoerd houdt de politie snel een verdachte aan. Maar als duidelijk wordt dat ze de verkeerde te pakken hebben, gaat Felix Jørgensen achter een gynaecoloog met een opgeschorte medische vergunning aan. De sporen leiden naar een schijnbaar verlaten huis op het eiland Lolland in Zuid-Denemarken. Is Kathrine in het huis? Weet de moordenaar van de valstrik? Zal Felix kunnen voorkomen dat zijn vervanger het zoveelste slachtoffer wordt van de scalpel van de gestoorde moordenaar? Of is het allemaal te laat...? Black Notice is een misdaadverhaal in vijf delen. Het is deels gebaseerd op ware gebeurtenissen en vertelt het spannende verhaal van een internationale jacht op een nietsontziende seriemoordenaar. Lotte Petri is een Deense auteur van misdaadromans. Als dochter van een psychiater is Petri opgegroeid in een omgeving waar psychologische afwijkingen een alledaags onderwerp waren, en die achtergrond komt op een duistere manier voren in haar boeken. Na een carrière in marketing, en een studie filosofie, besloot Petri haar schrijversdroom achterna te gaan. In 2009 werd haar eerste boek genomineerd voor de Debuut van het Jaar-prijs van Danske Bank. Haar Selma Eliassen-reeks werd door critici geprezen en in 2017 verscheen het eerste boek in de reeks rondom forensisch expert Josefine Jespersen.

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    All American Boys
  • Author : Jason Reynolds,Brendan Kiely
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781481463355
  • Reader Reviews : 25
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • A 2016 Coretta Scott King Author Honor book, and recipient of the Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature. In this New York Times bestselling novel, two teens—one black, one white—grapple with the repercussions of a single violent act that leaves their school, their community, and, ultimately, the country bitterly divided by racial tension. A bag of chips. That’s all sixteen-year-old Rashad is looking for at the corner bodega. What he finds instead is a fist-happy cop, Paul Galluzzo, who mistakes Rashad for a shoplifter, mistakes Rashad’s pleadings that he’s stolen nothing for belligerence, mistakes Rashad’s resistance to leave the bodega as resisting arrest, mistakes Rashad’s every flinch at every punch the cop throws as further resistance and refusal to STAY STILL as ordered. But how can you stay still when someone is pounding your face into the concrete pavement? There were witnesses: Quinn Collins—a varsity basketball player and Rashad’s classmate who has been raised by Paul since his own father died in Afghanistan—and a video camera. Soon the beating is all over the news and Paul is getting threatened with accusations of prejudice and racial brutality. Quinn refuses to believe that the man who has basically been his savior could possibly be guilty. But then Rashad is absent. And absent again. And again. And the basketball team—half of whom are Rashad’s best friends—start to take sides. As does the school. And the town. Simmering tensions threaten to explode as Rashad and Quinn are forced to face decisions and consequences they had never considered before. Written in tandem by two award-winning authors, this four-starred reviewed tour de force shares the alternating perspectives of Rashad and Quinn as the complications from that single violent moment, the type taken directly from today’s headlines, unfold and reverberate to highlight an unwelcome truth.

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    The Negro Motorist Green Book
  • Author : Victor H. Green
  • Publisher : Colchis Books
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : N.a
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  • Genre : History
  • The idea of "The Green Book" is to give the Motorist and Tourist a Guide not only of the Hotels and Tourist Homes in all of the large cities, but other classifications that will be found useful wherever he may be. Also facts and information that the Negro Motorist can use and depend upon. There are thousands of places that the public doesn't know about and aren't listed. Perhaps you know of some? If so send in their names and addresses and the kind of business, so that we might pass it along to the rest of your fellow Motorists. You will find it handy on your travels, whether at home or in some other state, and is up to date. Each year we are compiling new lists as some of these places move, or go out of business and new business places are started giving added employment to members of our race.

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    Red Notice
  • Author : Bill Browder
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9781476755748
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • A true story of high finance, murder, and one man's fight for justice.

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    Pushout
  • Author : Monique Morris
  • Publisher : The New Press
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9781620974131
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Education
  • The “powerful” (Michelle Alexander) exploration—featured by The Atlantic, Essence, the Washington Post, New York magazine, NPR, and others—of the harsh and harmful experiences confronting Black girls in schools In a work that Lisa Delpit calls “imperative reading,” Monique W. Morris (Black Stats, Too Beautiful for Words) chronicles the experiences of Black girls across the country whose intricate lives are misunderstood, highly judged—by teachers, administrators, and the justice system—and degraded by the very institutions charged with helping them flourish. Called “compelling” and “thought-provoking” by Kirkus Reviews, Pushout exposes a world of confined potential and supports the rising movement to challenge the policies, practices, and cultural illiteracy that push countless students out of school and into unhealthy, unstable, and often unsafe futures. Called a book “for everyone who cares about children” by the Washington Post, Morris’s illumination of these critical issues is “timely and important” (Booklist) at a moment when Black girls are the fastest growing population in the juvenile justice system. Praised by voices as wide-ranging as Gloria Steinem and Roland Martin, and highlighted for the audiences of Elle and Jet right alongside those of EdWeek and the Leonard Lopate Show, Pushout is a book that “will stay with you long after you turn the final page” (Bookish).

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    Freezing Order
  • Author : Bill Browder
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781982153335
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Following his explosive New York Times bestseller Red Notice, Bill Browder returns with another gripping thriller chronicling how he became Vladimir Putin’s number one enemy by exposing Putin’s campaign to steal and launder hundreds of billions of dollars and kill anyone who stands in his way. When Bill Browder’s young Russian lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, was beaten to death in a Moscow jail, Browder made it his life’s mission to go after his killers and make sure they faced justice. The first step of that mission was to uncover who was behind the $230 million tax refund scheme that Magnitsky was killed over. As Browder and his team tracked the money as it flowed out of Russia through the Baltics and Cyprus and on to Western Europe and the Americas, they were shocked to discover that Vladimir Putin himself was a beneficiary of the crime. As law enforcement agencies began freezing the money, Putin retaliated. He and his cronies set up honey traps, hired process servers to chase Browder through cities, murdered more of his Russian allies, and enlisted some of the top lawyers and politicians in America to bring him down. Putin will stop at nothing to protect his money. As Freezing Order reveals, it was Browder’s campaign to expose Putin’s corruption that prompted Russia’s intervention in the 2016 US presidential election. At once a financial caper, an international adventure, and a passionate plea for justice, Freezing Order is a stirring morality tale about how one man can take on one of the most ruthless villains in the world—and win.

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    Caste (Oprah's Book Club)
  • Author : Isabel Wilkerson
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 497
  • ISBN : 9780593230251
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Social Science
  • #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • “An instant American classic and almost certainly the keynote nonfiction book of the American century thus far.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times The Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions. NAMED THE #1 NONFICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR BY TIME, ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY People • The Washington Post • Publishers Weekly AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • O: The Oprah Magazine • NPR • Bloomberg • Christian Science Monitor • New York Post • The New York Public Library • Fortune • Smithsonian Magazine • Marie Claire • Town & Country • Slate • Library Journal • Kirkus Reviews • LibraryReads • PopMatters Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize • National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist • Dayton Literary Peace Prize Finalist • PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction Finalist • PEN/Jean Stein Book Award Longlist “As we go about our daily lives, caste is the wordless usher in a darkened theater, flashlight cast down in the aisles, guiding us to our assigned seats for a performance. The hierarchy of caste is not about feelings or morality. It is about power—which groups have it and which do not.” In this brilliant book, Isabel Wilkerson gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings. Beyond race, class, or other factors, there is a powerful caste system that influences people’s lives and behavior and the nation’s fate. Linking the caste systems of America, India, and Nazi Germany, Wilkerson explores eight pillars that underlie caste systems across civilizations, including divine will, bloodlines, stigma, and more. Using riveting stories about people—including Martin Luther King, Jr., baseball’s Satchel Paige, a single father and his toddler son, Wilkerson herself, and many others—she shows the ways that the insidious undertow of caste is experienced every day. She documents how the Nazis studied the racial systems in America to plan their outcasting of the Jews; she discusses why the cruel logic of caste requires that there be a bottom rung for those in the middle to measure themselves against; she writes about the surprising health costs of caste, in depression and life expectancy, and the effects of this hierarchy on our culture and politics. Finally, she points forward to ways America can move beyond the artificial and destructive separations of human divisions, toward hope in our common humanity. Beautifully written, original, and revealing, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents is an eye-opening story of people and history, and a reexamination of what lies under the surface of ordinary lives and of American life today.

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    Black Boy [Seventy-fifth Anniversary Edition]
  • Author : Richard Wright
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 534
  • ISBN : 9780063028593
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • A special 75th anniversary edition of Richard Wright's powerful and unforgettable memoir, with a new foreword by John Edgar Wideman and an afterword by Malcolm Wright, the author’s grandson. When it exploded onto the literary scene in 1945, Black Boy was both praised and condemned. Orville Prescott of the New York Times wrote that “if enough such books are written, if enough millions of people read them maybe, someday, in the fullness of time, there will be a greater understanding and a more true democracy.” Yet from 1975 to 1978, Black Boy was banned in schools throughout the United States for “obscenity” and “instigating hatred between the races.” Wright’s once controversial, now celebrated autobiography measures the raw brutality of the Jim Crow South against the sheer desperate will it took to survive as a Black boy. Enduring poverty, hunger, fear, abuse, and hatred while growing up in the woods of Mississippi, Wright lied, stole, and raged at those around him—whites indifferent, pitying, or cruel and Blacks resentful of anyone trying to rise above their circumstances. Desperate for a different way of life, he headed north, eventually arriving in Chicago, where he forged a new path and began his career as a writer. At the end of Black Boy, Wright sits poised with pencil in hand, determined to “hurl words into this darkness and wait for an echo.” Seventy-five years later, his words continue to reverberate. “To read Black Boy is to stare into the heart of darkness,” John Edgar Wideman writes in his foreword. “Not the dark heart Conrad searched for in Congo jungles but the beating heart I bear.” One of the great American memoirs, Wright’s account is a poignant record of struggle and endurance—a seminal literary work that illuminates our own time.

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    Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man
  • Author : Emmanuel Acho
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books: An Oprah Book
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781250800480
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Social Science
  • INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An urgent primer on race and racism, from the host of the viral hit video series “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man” “You cannot fix a problem you do not know you have.” So begins Emmanuel Acho in his essential guide to the truths Americans need to know to address the systemic racism that has recently electrified protests in all fifty states. “There is a fix,” Acho says. “But in order to access it, we’re going to have to have some uncomfortable conversations.” In Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man, Acho takes on all the questions, large and small, insensitive and taboo, many white Americans are afraid to ask—yet which all Americans need the answers to, now more than ever. With the same open-hearted generosity that has made his video series a phenomenon, Acho explains the vital core of such fraught concepts as white privilege, cultural appropriation, and “reverse racism.” In his own words, he provides a space of compassion and understanding in a discussion that can lack both. He asks only for the reader’s curiosity—but along the way, he will galvanize all of us to join the antiracist fight.

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    The Rock
  • Author : Hiram Garcia
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1250220424
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Photography
  • Warm, funny, surprising, and energetic photos of the world's most popular action star--The Rock--featuring twenty years' worth of candids, family photos, and snapshots from movie sets. Hiram Garcia is a childhood friend, former brother-in-law, and producing partner of Dwayne Johnson, "The Rock." He's also a talented amateur photographer, who has shot images on many of the Seven Bucks Productions' movies, including Jumanji 2, Jungle Cruise (based on the Disney ride) and more. He knows Dwayne Johnson inside and out and that intimacy informs his photography. Whether it's an on-set photo or a charming shot of Johnson with his daughters, Garcia focuses his lens on the qualities he admires in his friend: his extraordinary work ethic, his infectious smile, his warmth and sense of humor, and the joy and determination he brings to everything he does. Many of the more than 200 photos in the book are enhanced by deep captions that tell the story behind the accompanying image. These are rich and complete quick stories only a real insider could share!

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    Patricia Cornwell FIVE SCARPETTA NOVELS
  • Author : Patricia Cornwell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 225
  • ISBN : 9781101538975
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “When it comes to the forensic sciences, nobody can touch Cornwell," says The New York Times Book Review. From the author of The Bone Bed and Flesh and Blood, his set offers five novels in the #1 New York Times bestselling series featuring Kay Scarpetta: Cause of Death; Unnatural Exposure; Point of Origin; Black Notice; and Trace.

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    Food to Die for
  • Author : Patricia Cornwell,Marlene Brown
  • Publisher : Little Brown GBR
  • Pages : 229
  • ISBN : 0316859567
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Cooking
  • In Food to Die for, Patricia Cornwell reveals another side of Chief Medical Examiner Dr Kay Scarpetta, in a cookery book that celebrates her passion for great food and cooking for friends.Fans of Kay Scarpetta know that she likes nothing better than to unwind and recharge in the kitchen. After a heroic day on the job, Kay often escapes home to delicious food and wine with family and friends. Inspired by the dozens of food scenes in Kay's kitchen and favourite restaurants, Food to Die for is a cookery book tailor-made for Scarpetta fans.Brimming with full-colour photographs of Scarpetta-inspired culinary creations, Food to Die for offers the perfect accompaniment to the novels that keep you reading through the night.

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    Trace
  • Author : Patricia Cornwell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN : 9781101585153
  • Reader Reviews : 13
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Now freelancing from south Florida, Dr. Kay Scarpetta returns to Richmond, Virginia, the city that turned its back on her five years ago. Investigating the death of a young girl, she must follow the twisting leads and track the strange details in order to make the dead speak-and to reveal the sad truth that may be more than even she can bear.

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    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Author : Rebecca Skloot
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780307589385
  • Reader Reviews : 4072
  • Genre : Science
  • #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “The story of modern medicine and bioethics—and, indeed, race relations—is refracted beautifully, and movingly.”—Entertainment Weekly NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM HBO® STARRING OPRAH WINFREY AND ROSE BYRNE • ONE OF THE “MOST INFLUENTIAL” (CNN), “DEFINING” (LITHUB), AND “BEST” (THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER) BOOKS OF THE DECADE • ONE OF ESSENCE’S 50 MOST IMPACTFUL BLACK BOOKS OF THE PAST 50 YEARS • WINNER OF THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE HEARTLAND PRIZE FOR NONFICTION NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • Entertainment Weekly • O: The Oprah Magazine • NPR • Financial Times • New York • Independent (U.K.) • Times (U.K.) • Publishers Weekly • Library Journal • Kirkus Reviews • Booklist • Globe and Mail Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine: The first “immortal” human cells grown in culture, which are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer, viruses, and the atom bomb’s effects; helped lead to important advances like in vitro fertilization, cloning, and gene mapping; and have been bought and sold by the billions. Yet Henrietta Lacks remains virtually unknown, buried in an unmarked grave. Henrietta’s family did not learn of her “immortality” until more than twenty years after her death, when scientists investigating HeLa began using her husband and children in research without informed consent. And though the cells had launched a multimillion-dollar industry that sells human biological materials, her family never saw any of the profits. As Rebecca Skloot so brilliantly shows, the story of the Lacks family—past and present—is inextricably connected to the dark history of experimentation on African Americans, the birth of bioethics, and the legal battles over whether we control the stuff we are made of. Over the decade it took to uncover this story, Rebecca became enmeshed in the lives of the Lacks family—especially Henrietta’s daughter Deborah. Deborah was consumed with questions: Had scientists cloned her mother? Had they killed her to harvest her cells? And if her mother was so important to medicine, why couldn’t her children afford health insurance? Intimate in feeling, astonishing in scope, and impossible to put down, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks captures the beauty and drama of scientific discovery, as well as its human consequences.

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    Kindred
  • Author : Octavia E. Butler
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN : 9780807083703
  • Reader Reviews : 169
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From the New York Times bestselling author of Parable of the Sower and MacArthur “Genius” Grant, Nebula, and Hugo award winner The visionary time-travel classic whose Black female hero is pulled through time to face the horrors of American slavery and explores the impacts of racism, sexism, and white supremacy then and now. “I lost an arm on my last trip home. My left arm.” Dana’s torment begins when she suddenly vanishes on her 26th birthday from California, 1976, and is dragged through time to antebellum Maryland to rescue a boy named Rufus, heir to a slaveowner’s plantation. She soon realizes the purpose of her summons to the past: protect Rufus to ensure his assault of her Black ancestor so that she may one day be born. As she endures the traumas of slavery and the soul-crushing normalization of savagery, Dana fights to keep her autonomy and return to the present. Blazing the trail for neo-slavery narratives like Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad and Ta-Nehisi Coates’s The Water Dancer, Butler takes one of speculative fiction’s oldest tropes and infuses it with lasting depth and power. Dana not only experiences the cruelties of slavery on her skin but also grimly learns to accept it as a condition of her own existence in the present. “Where stories about American slavery are often gratuitous, reducing its horror to explicit violence and brutality, Kindred is controlled and precise” (New York Times). “Reading Octavia Butler taught me to dream big, and I think it’s absolutely necessary that everybody have that freedom and that willingness to dream.” —N. K. Jemisin The series adaption from FX premieres December 13 on Hulu. Developed for television by writer/executive producer Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Watchmen), executive producers also include Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields (The Americans, The Patient), and Darren Aronofsky (The Whale). Janicza Bravo (Zola) is director and an executive producer of the pilot. Kindred stars Mallori Johnson, Micah Stock, Ryan Kwanten, and Gayle Rankin.

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    Unnatural Exposure
  • Author : Patricia Cornwell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781429541763
  • Reader Reviews : 18
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Kay Scarpetta finds herself pitted against a possible bioterrorist in this suspense-filled read from #1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell. When a woman turns up dismembered in a landfill, Scarpetta initially suspects the work of a serial killer she’s been tracking. But her investigation turns far more dangerous when she realizes the victim’s skin is covered in an unusual rash—and Scarpetta herself may have just been exposed to a deadly virus.

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    The Book Thief
  • Author : Markus Zusak
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 578
  • ISBN : 9780307433848
  • Reader Reviews : 2620
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME The extraordinary, beloved novel about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.

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    The Complete Patricia Cornwell Companion
  • Author : Glenn Louis Feole,Don Lasseter
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN : 0425201317
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • A definitive guide to the works of the best-selling creator of the Kay Scarpetta thrillers supplies book-by-book synopses, along with excerpts, trivia, character portraits, descriptions of settings, analyses of the real-life forensic science behind the fiction, a biography of Cornwell, and more. Original.

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    The Scarlet Letter
  • Author : Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN : OXFORD:503855242
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Adultery
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    The Invisible Gorilla
  • Author : Christopher Chabris,Daniel Simons
  • Publisher : Harmony
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780307459671
  • Reader Reviews : 16
  • Genre : Psychology
  • Reading this book will make you less sure of yourself—and that’s a good thing. In The Invisible Gorilla, Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons, creators of one of psychology’s most famous experiments, use remarkable stories and counterintuitive scientific findings to demonstrate an important truth: Our minds don’t work the way we think they do. We think we see ourselves and the world as they really are, but we’re actually missing a whole lot. Chabris and Simons combine the work of other researchers with their own findings on attention, perception, memory, and reasoning to reveal how faulty intuitions often get us into trouble. In the process, they explain: • Why a company would spend billions to launch a product that its own analysts know will fail • How a police officer could run right past a brutal assault without seeing it • Why award-winning movies are full of editing mistakes • What criminals have in common with chess masters • Why measles and other childhood diseases are making a comeback • Why money managers could learn a lot from weather forecasters Again and again, we think we experience and understand the world as it is, but our thoughts are beset by everyday illusions. We write traffic laws and build criminal cases on the assumption that people will notice when something unusual happens right in front of them. We’re sure we know where we were on 9/11, falsely believing that vivid memories are seared into our minds with perfect fidelity. And as a society, we spend billions on devices to train our brains because we’re continually tempted by the lure of quick fixes and effortless self-improvement. The Invisible Gorilla reveals the myriad ways that our intuitions can deceive us, but it’s much more than a catalog of human failings. Chabris and Simons explain why we succumb to these everyday illusions and what we can do to inoculate ourselves against their effects. Ultimately, the book provides a kind of x-ray vision into our own minds, making it possible to pierce the veil of illusions that clouds our thoughts and to think clearly for perhaps the first time.

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    The Last Precinct
  • Author : Patricia Daniels Cornwell
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 850
  • ISBN : 0739412612
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Jamestown (Va.)
  • "The Last Precinct finds Virginia's Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta in the middle of a nightmare that began with Black Notice, and continues as she discovers the so-called Werewolf murders may have extended to New York City and into the darkest corners of her past. Scarpetta must struggle to make what she knows to be the truth prevail against mounting evidence to the contrary. By the end of the novel, it is clear that Scarpetta's life can never be the same."--Amazon.com

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    Dust
  • Author : Patricia Cornwell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 546
  • ISBN : 9780425270042
  • Reader Reviews : 14
  • Genre : Fiction
  • With unparalleled high-tension suspense and the latest in forensic technology, Patricia Cornwell once again proves her exceptional ability to surprise—and to thrill—in this electrifying Kay Scarpetta novel. A body, oddly draped in an unusual cloth, has just been discovered inside the sheltered gates of MIT, and it’s suspected the identity is that of missing computer engineering grad student Gail Shipton, last seen the night before at a trendy Cambridge bar. It appears she’s been murdered, mere weeks before the trial in her $100 million lawsuit against her former financial manager, and Massachusetts Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta doubts it’s a coincidence. She also fears the case may have a connection with her computer genius niece, Lucy. In Dust, Scarpetta and her colleagues are up against a force far more sinister than a sexual predator who fits the criminal classification of a “spectacle killer.” The murder of Gail Shipton soon leads deep into the dark world of designer drugs, drone technology, organized crime, and shocking corruption at the highest levels.

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    The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek
  • Author : Kim Michele Richardson
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781492671534
  • Reader Reviews : 93
  • Genre : Fiction
  • RECOMMENDED BY DOLLY PARTON IN PEOPLE MAGAZINE! A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A USA TODAY BESTSELLER A LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLER A PBS BOOK PICK The bestselling historical fiction novel from Kim Michele Richardson, this is a novel following Cussy Mary, a packhorse librarian and her quest to bring books to the Appalachian community she loves, perfect for readers of William Kent Kreuger and Lisa Wingate. The perfect addition to your next book club! The hardscrabble folks of Troublesome Creek have to scrap for everything—everything except books, that is. Thanks to Roosevelt's Kentucky Pack Horse Library Project, Troublesome's got its very own traveling librarian, Cussy Mary Carter. Cussy's not only a book woman, however, she's also the last of her kind, her skin a shade of blue unlike most anyone else. Not everyone is keen on Cussy's family or the Library Project, and a Blue is often blamed for any whiff of trouble. If Cussy wants to bring the joy of books to the hill folks, she's going to have to confront prejudice as old as the Appalachias and suspicion as deep as the holler. Inspired by the true blue-skinned people of Kentucky and the brave and dedicated Kentucky Pack Horse library service of the 1930s, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek is a story of raw courage, fierce strength, and one woman's belief that books can carry us anywhere—even back home. Look for The Book Woman's Daughter, the next novel from Kim Michele Richardson coming in May 2022. Other Bestselling Historical Fiction from Sourcebooks Landmark: The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict The Engineer's Wife by Tracey Enerson Wood Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris

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    White Fragility
  • Author : Dr. Robin DiAngelo
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN : 9780807047422
  • Reader Reviews : 55
  • Genre : Social Science
  • The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality. In this “vital, necessary, and beautiful book” (Michael Eric Dyson), antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and “allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to ‘bad people’ (Claudia Rankine). Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and by behaviors including argumentation and silence. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium and prevent any meaningful cross-racial dialogue. In this in-depth exploration, DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.

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    The Woman in Black
  • Author : Susan Hill
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 171
  • ISBN : 9780307745323
  • Reader Reviews : 22
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The classic ghost story from the author of The Mist in the Mirror: a chilling tale about a menacing spectre haunting a small English town. Arthur Kipps is an up-and-coming London solicitor who is sent to Crythin Gifford—a faraway town in the windswept salt marshes beyond Nine Lives Causeway—to attend the funeral and settle the affairs of a client, Mrs. Alice Drablow of Eel Marsh House. Mrs. Drablow’s house stands at the end of the causeway, wreathed in fog and mystery, but Kipps is unaware of the tragic secrets that lie hidden behind its sheltered windows. The routine business trip he anticipated quickly takes a horrifying turn when he finds himself haunted by a series of mysterious sounds and images—a rocking chair in a deserted nursery, the eerie sound of a pony and trap, a child’s scream in the fog, and, most terrifying of all, a ghostly woman dressed all in black. Psychologically terrifying and deliciously eerie, The Woman in Black is a remarkable thriller of the first rate. The basis for the major motion picture starring Daniel Radcliffe.