Score: 3.5
From 806 Ratings

Caste (Oprah's Book Club)


  • Author: Isabel Wilkerson
  • Release Date : 2020-08-04
  • Genre: Social Science
  • File Size: 4005995 Bytes


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • 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. LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD • “An instant American classic.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times“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 ...

Deacon King Kong
Score: 4.5
From 9 Ratings

Deacon King Kong


  • Author : James McBride
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-03-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735216747


Deacon King Kong Book Description :

OPRAH BOOK CLUB PICK A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the author of the National Book Award-winning The Good Lord Bird and the bestselling modern classic The Color of Water, comes one of the most celebrated novels of the year. In September 1969, a fumbling, cranky old church deacon known as Sportcoat shuffles into the courtyard of the Cause Houses housing project in south Brooklyn, pulls a .38 from his pocket, and in front of everybody shoots the project's drug dealer at point-blank range. The reasons for this desperate burst of violence and the consequences that spring from it lie at the heart of Deacon King Kong, James McBride's funny, moving novel and his first since his National Book Award-winning The Good Lord Bird. In Deacon King Kong, McBride ...

Hidden Valley Road
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

Hidden Valley Road


  • Author : Robert Kolker
  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Release Date : 2020-04-07
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735274464


Hidden Valley Road Book Description :

The heartrending story of a mid-century American family with twelve children, six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, that became science's great hope in the quest to understand--even cure--the disease. Don and Mimi Galvin seemed to be living the dream. After World War II, Don's work with the US Air Force brought them to Colorado, where their twelve children perfectly spanned the baby boom: the oldest born in 1945, the youngest in 1965. In those years there was an established script for a family like the Galvins--aspiration, hard work, upward mobility, domestic harmony--and they worked hard to play their parts. But behind the scenes was a different story: psychological breakdown, sudden shocking violence, hidden abuse. By the mid-1970s, six of the ...

The Water Dancer
Score: 4
From 30 Ratings

The Water Dancer


  • Author : Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Publisher : One World
  • Release Date : 2019-09-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780399590603


The Water Dancer Book Description :

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • From the National Book Award–winning author of Between the World and Me, a boldly conjured debut novel about a magical gift, a devastating loss, and an underground war for freedom. “This potent book about America’s most disgraceful sin establishes [Ta-Nehisi Coates] as a first-rate novelist.”—San Francisco Chronicle NOMINATED FOR THE NAACP IMAGE AWARD • NAMED ONE OF PASTE’S BEST NOVELS OF THE DECADE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Time • NPR • The Washington Post • Chicago Tribune • Vanity Fair • Esquire • Good Housekeeping • Paste • Town & Country • The New York Public Library • Kirkus Reviews • Library Journal “Nearly every paragraph i...

Ruby
Score: 3.5
From 92 Ratings

Ruby


  • Author : Cynthia Bond
  • Publisher : Hogarth Press
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780804188241


Ruby Book Description :

Loving the beautiful but damaged Ruby all of his life, Ephram is torn between his sister and a chance for a life with Ruby when the latter returns to their small hometown and confronts the forces that traumatized her early years....

Say You re One of Them
Score: 3.5
From 47 Ratings

Say You re One of Them


  • Author : Uwem Akpan
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2008-06-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316032520


Say You re One of Them Book Description :

Uwem Akpan's stunning stories humanize theperils of poverty and violence so piercingly that few readers will feel they've ever encountered Africa so immediately. The eight-year-old narrator of "An Ex-Mas Feast" needs only enough money to buy books and pay feesin order to attend school. Even when his twelve-year-old sister takes to the streets to raise these meager funds, his dream can't be granted. Food comes first. His family lives in a street shanty in Nairobi, Kenya,but their way of both loving and taking advantage of each other strikes a universal chord. In the second of his stories published in a New Yorker special fiction issue, Akpan takes us far beyond what we thought we knew about the tribal conflict in Rwanda. The story is told by a young g...

The Four Winds

The Four Winds


  • Author : Kristin Hannah
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2021-02-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250178626


The Four Winds Book Description :

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Great Alone comes an epic novel of love and heroism and hope, set against the backdrop of one of America’s most defining eras—the Great Depression. Texas, 1934. Millions are out of work and a drought has broken the Great Plains. Farmers are fighting to keep their land and their livelihoods as the crops are failing, the water is drying up, and dust threatens to bury them all. One of the darkest periods of the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl era, has arrived with a vengeance. In this uncertain and dangerous time, Elsa Martinelli—like so many of her neighbors—must make an agonizing choice: fight for the land she loves or go west, to California, in search of a better life. T...

Homeland Elegies

Homeland Elegies


  • Author : Ayad Akhtar
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2020-09-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316496438


Homeland Elegies Book Description :

A "profound and provocative" new work by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Disgraced and American Dervish: an immigrant father and his son search for belonging -- in post-Trump America, and with each other (Kirkus Reviews). "Passionate, disturbing, unputdownable." -- Salman Rushdie A deeply personal work about identity and belonging in a nation coming apart at the seams, Homeland Elegies blends fact and fiction to tell an epic story of longing and dispossession in the world that 9/11 made. Part family drama, part social essay, part picaresque novel, at its heart it is the story of a father, a son, and the country they both call home. Ayad Akhtar forges a new narrative voice to capture a country in which debt has ruined countless lives and the gods...

Jack

Jack


  • Author : Marilynne Robinson
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release Date : 2020-09-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780771006043


Jack Book Description :

A new classic from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gilead and Housekeeping. The long-awaited fourth and last of Marilynne Robinson's Gilead novels--one of the great works of contemporary literature. With Jack, Robinson takes her readers back to the small town of Gilead, Iowa, in 1956, to tell the story of John Ames Boughton, the godson of John Ames and the black sheep of his family. He's a ne-er do well and the beloved prodigal son who falls in love with and marries Della, a beautiful and brilliant African-American teacher he meets in segregated St. Louis. Their fraught, beautiful romance is one of Robinson's greatest achievements....

Caste
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Caste


  • Author : Isabel Wilkerson
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593230251


Caste Book Description :

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. "[Caste] should be at the top of every American's reading list."--Chicago Tribune "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...

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie  Oprah s Book Club 2 0 Digital Edition
Score: 3.5
From 59 Ratings

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie Oprah s Book Club 2 0 Digital Edition


  • Author : Ayana Mathis
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385350297


The Twelve Tribes of Hattie Oprah s Book Club 2 0 Digital Edition Book Description :

The newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection: this special eBook edition of The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis features exclusive content, including Oprah’s personal notes highlighted within the text, and a reading group guide. The arrival of a major new voice in contemporary fiction. A debut of extraordinary distinction: Ayana Mathis tells the story of the children of the Great Migration through the trials of one unforgettable family. In 1923, fifteen-year-old Hattie Shepherd flees Georgia and settles in Philadelphia, hoping for a chance at a better life. Instead, she marries a man who will bring her nothing but disappointment and watches helplessly as her firstborn twins succumb to an illness a few pennies could have prevented. Hattie gi...