The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
The Dutch House
Written by: Ann Patchett
The first order of business for Cyril Conroy after World War II and his lucky investments in a real estate empire, was to buy a lavish Dutch House in the suburbs of Philadelphia, two sibling’s Danny and Maeve’s are banished from the castle like estate by their callous Step-mother; after their fathers death (their mother disappeared in India during their childhood). The sibling’s grow up with strengthened loyalty and find themselves held captive by the house and the unraveling lives that inhabit it.
Grand Union by Zadie Smith
Written by: Zadie Smith
Zadie Smith has established herself as one of the most critically respected, iconic and prevalent writers of our generation. In her first foray into short stories combines the power of her observation and her inimitable voice to the complex modern world and life’s experiences. Grand Union includes a riche tapestry of fictional stories, new and unpublished pieces from everyone including, children to parents to world-famous celebrities.
Ginger Bread by Helen Oyeyemi
Written by: Helen Oyeyemi
Both mother-daughter duo Harriet and Perdita Lee are a seemingly “average” pair in the fictional place called Druhástrana. Although, the gold-painted, seventh-floor walk-up apartment says different. Including some not so ordinary magical moments and surprisingly talkative vegetation this story comes choc full of classism, mystery, gingerbread and dark family secrets.
Red At The Bone by Jacqueline Woodson
Written by: Jacqueline Woodson
“Two families from different social classes are joined together by an unexpected pregnancy and the child that it produces. Moving forward and backward in time, with the power of poetry and the emotional richness of a narrative ten times its length, Jacqueline Woodson’s extraordinary new novel uncovers the role that history and community have played in the experiences, decisions, and relationships of these families, and in the life of this child.”
The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehesi Coates
The Water Dancer
Written by: Ta-Nehesi Coates
Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage. When his mother was sold away, Hiram was robbed of all memory of her—but was gifted with a mysterious power. Years later, when Hiram almost drowns in a river, that same power saves his life. This brush with death births an urgency in Hiram and a daring scheme: to escape from the only home he’s ever known.
Supreme Models by Marcellas Reynolds
Written by: Marcellas Reynolds
It’s astonishing to think that there has never been a book devoted to Black models to date until now. This coffee table book is treasure trove of visual aesthetic and beauty which, pays homage to black models of the past and present. Including Iman, Tyra Banks, Naomi Campbell, Joan Smalls, and Adwoa Aboah together with interviews and personal essays that intertwine the seriousness of racial prejudice in the industry and the power of social media.