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Sag Harbor

Author : Colson Whitehead
ISBN : 9781446477656
Genre : Fiction
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From the author of the Man Booker longlisted The Underground Railroad Benji spends most of the year as one of the only black kids at an elite prep school in Manhattan, going to roller disco bar mitzvahs, desperately trying to find his place in the social hierarchy. Then he spends his summers in the African-American community of Sag Harbor on Long Island, and is just as confused. He's way behind on the latest handshakes, baffled by new slang, and his attempts to be cool and meet girls are constantly thwarted by his extremely awkward inner geek, braces and a badly cut Afro. It's the summer of 1985 and Benji is determined that this is the summer when things will change and he'll fit in. For starters, he'll be reinvented as 'Ben'. When that doesn't catch on, it's another summer of the perpetual mortification that is teenage existence.
Category: Fiction

Dare To Dream Mills Boon Kimani Arabesque Sag Harbor Village Book 1

Author : Donna Hill
ISBN : 9781472018601
Genre : Fiction
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Gallery owner and artist Desiree Armstrong is lucky to be alive after a fire destroyed her SoHo studio. Since then, she's been unable to paint. With the pressure of an upcoming art exhibit looming, she's in a panic and getting nowhere fast...
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Touch Me Now Mills Boon Kimani Arabesque Sag Harbor Village Book 3

Author : Donna Hill
ISBN : 9781472019059
Genre : Fiction
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When her engagement falls apart, Layla Brooks heads for the one place she's always felt at home–Sag Harbor. Far from the hectic pace of New York City, she can concentrate on her massage therapy business.
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Sag Harbor Is

Author : Maryann Calendrille
ISBN : 9781932916249
Genre : Literary Collections
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Sag Harbor Is an inspired collection of pieces from the past and present - from Melville to Steinbeck, James Fenimore Cooper to Betty Friedan to Spalding Gray - that celebrate the many eras and facets of the town of Sag Harbor, a literary mecca for 200 years. With dozens of striking photographs by Kathryn Szoka.
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True Stories Of Old Sag Harbor

Author : Jim Marquardt
ISBN : 9780974020198
Genre : History
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Under the title LOOKING BACK in a series of columns over many years,Jim Marquardt has delved into the colorful history of Sag Harbor, from the colonists who came ashore at Conscience Point in 1645 to the intrepid whaling captains who ventured into unknown Arctic waters. Did you know that at one time whaling was the third largest industry in the United States? Or that a few Sag Harbor sailors jumped ship and became kings of South Seas islands? Or that Sag Harbor wives sometimes sailed with their husbands on three­and four-year voyages? Here are the stories of the Native Americans who lived here long before the colonists, the friendship of Chief Wyandanch and Lion Gardiner, the first Custom House established in our young country, the Black sailors who crewed the whale ships, saboteurs who landed in Amagansett in WW 11, mutinies, shipwrecks, steamboats, and people like John Steinbeck who wrote that Sag Harbor made him happy.This is a rich collection of more than 70 stories by a writer who has dug deeply to tell us why so many people visit, linger in, and love Sag Harbor.
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John Henry Days

Author : Colson Whitehead
ISBN : 0307486672
Genre : Fiction
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Underground Railroad Colson Whitehead’s triumphant novel is on one level a multifaceted retelling of the story of John Henry, the black steel-driver who died outracing a machine designed to replace him. On another level it’s the story of a disaffected, middle-aged black journalist on a mission to set a record for junketeering who attends the annual John Henry Days festival. It is also a high-velocity thrill ride through the tunnel where American legend gives way to American pop culture, replete with p. r. flacks, stamp collectors, blues men , and turn-of-the-century song pluggers. John Henry Days is an acrobatic, intellectually dazzling, and laugh-out-loud funny book that will be read and talked about for years to come.
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100 Great American Novels You Ve Probably Never Read

Author : Karl Bridges
ISBN : 1591581656
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Presents a synopsis, author sketch, and critical commentary for each of one hundred novels which were published during the 20th century and which today remain largely unknown.
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A History Of The African American Novel

Author : Valerie Babb
ISBN : 9781108210270
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A History of the African American Novel offers an in-depth overview of the development of the novel and its major genres. In the first part of this book, Valerie Babb examines the evolution of the novel from the 1850s to the present, showing how the concept of black identity has transformed along with the art form. The second part of this History explores the prominent genres of African American novels, such as neoslave narratives, detective fiction, and speculative fiction, and considers how each one reflects changing understandings of blackness. This book builds on other literary histories by including early black print culture, African American graphic novels, pulp fiction, and the history of adaptation of black novels to film. By placing novels in conversation with other documents - early black newspapers and magazines, film, and authorial correspondence - A History of the African American Novel brings many voices to the table to broaden interpretations of the novel's development.
Category: Literary Criticism