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Book: A Season of Innocence by Barbara Buxton
One summer night in 1945, a family awakes to the terror of white monsters in white robes. The Ku Klux Klan has invaded the home and the lives of Mose and Bessie Thompson and one of their children has been taken. Every black person's fear since the time of slavery has happened. A Season of Innocence is a tale of race, murder, and the search for justice in a Southern white society. The murder of an [...]
 
Book: Blues in the Wind-Revisited by Whitney J. LeBlanc
Whitney J. LeBlanc has written the saga of a Creole family from Estilette Louisiana, against the backdrop of the birth of the blues. In the 1930's Phillip Fergerson's marriage to Martha, the beautiful Creole woman of his dreams turns into nightmares. Instead of becoming the doctor he promised to be, he becomes a high school teacher, and events of murder, lynching, voodoo and sexual abuse by a [...]
 
Book: Strange Fruit - A Novel (Zane Presents) by Michelle Janine Robinson
In this frightening novel about the future, a series of catastrophic events not only cripples the world's economy, but also ushers in the return of slavery. Traci and Bill Bianco were living the all-American dream, until the world as they knew it came crashing down. Years after a black man is elected President of the United States and the Empire State building is toppled by an explosion, the [...]
 
Book: Al Capone at the Blanche Hotel by Linda Bennett Pennell
Lake City, Florida, June, 1930: Al Capone checks in for an unusually - long stay at the Blanche Hotel, a nice enough joint for an insignificant - little whistle stop. The following night, young Jack Blevins witnesses a - body being dumped heralding the summer of violence to come. One-by-one, people controlling county vice activities swing from KKK ropes. No - moonshine distributor, gaming [...]
 
Book: Trail of Vengeance by Amanda Brenner
The boy was just fifteen. The posse hesitated, but not for long, before whipping the horse out from under him; then they watched him swing with the others. When Charlie Cross learns of his kid brother's lynching, he sets out to settle the score. This time his gun would not go to the highest bidder this time it was personal. "A great western read, a bit of mystery, romance and suspense. I enjoyed [...]
 
Book: A Majority of One by Robert Lamb
One courageous woman.against a whole town. "When preachers in a small Georgia town organize to ban some classic American novels from the high school curriculum, only one citizen stands up to them: English teacher Anne Brady, an "outsider" from Atlanta who champions great literature (and the separation of Church and State). Refusing to "go along to get along," Anne soon finds herself fighting to [...]
 
Book: Failed Moments by A. Robert Allen
Patrick Walsh relives his Failed Moments in two past lives in order to salvage his modern day existence. Can he correct the mistakes of his past? Patrick travels back to: The French Caribbean in 1790- Just Before the Slave Revolution Biracial plantation owner Patrice Beaumont is known as a "kinder" slave master committed to ending slavery, but his actions don't back-up his words. Is being the [...]
 
Book: Bodacious Blues by Whitney J. LeBlanc
Bodacious Blues completes the saga-trilogy of a Creole family from Estilette Louisiana. From the depression on, three generations of this family have struggled in the midst of blues music, religious conflicts, lust, lynching, murder, voodoo, and racism. Now comes the grandchildren of Martha Broussard, who carve out paths through the changing world, and their stories emerge as they experience the [...]
 


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