Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Eagle Drum: On the Powwow Trail with a Young Grass Dancer

Eagle Drum: On the Powwow Trail with a Young Grass Dancer. 
Crum, Robert. (1994). 
Simon & Schuster. (Photo essay/NF – All ages)

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Night Flying Woman

Broker, Ignatia. (1983) Night Flying WomanSt. PaulMinnesotaHistorical Society. (HF - YA)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

More Church Folk

More Church Folk

Michele Andrea Bowen
New York : Grand Central Pub., 2010.
xvii, 296 p. ; 24 cm.
The Reverend Theophilus Simmons, now married with three children and ministering to a congregation in Memphis, must face off against a sleazy den of corrupt clergy, who are illegally tapping church funds and trying to buy enough power to run a mega-church.
Includes reading group guide (p. [295]-296).

Monday, September 20, 2010

Brothers and Wives

Brothers and Wives

Cydney Rax.

New York : Three Rivers Press, 2010.
xii, 316 p. ; 20 cm.
Danielle Frazier walked into her ex’s family reunion expecting some drama. But she never could have anticipated what happened next. At the reunion, Dani meets Scottie Meadows, a smooth bad boy with a killer smile who smells like just the kind of danger Dani could get down with. And he isn’t shy about how much he’s feeling her either. Too bad his brother is Neil, Dani’s ex and baby daddy, who wants the two to have nothing to do with each other, especially while Scottie is living in his house. But nobody cockblocks Danielle Frazier, not even her baby daddy. Dani and Scottie start dating and suddenly, Dani is not only driving a wedge between Neil and his wife again, but she’s also dividing two brothers who seem to have nothing in common but their love for Danielle Frazier. Dani’s always dreamed of being “Mrs. Meadows,” though not by way of her ex’s brother! But as she sees it, a little baggage never hurt anyone, and she’s determined to prevent hers from messing with the future she desperately desires. Inspired by readers’ reactions toMy Husband’s Girlfriend, this is a juicy follow-up about the complicated entanglement of family, love, desire, and duty. It’s the kind of sexy, compelling story everyone will be dying to read, but only Cydney Rax could tell.

Friday, September 17, 2010

The Cartel's Daughter

The Cartel's Daughter

D. D. Carmine
Columbus, OH : Triple Crown Publications, c2010.
343 p. ; 22 cm.
There's a gruesome drug way going on in the Caribbean between the Haitian government and the largest Columbian drug cartel that's ever existed. Led by a ruthless and calculating leader known as El Plaga, the cartel will stop at nothing to get what it wants. The bloody war is claiming many Haitian lives as well as Columbian. As the Columbian cartel tries to convince the Haitian government to allow them to use their country as a satellite station for its drug trafficking, they make on grave mistake: they target the wrong man's family, tearing them apart. What they didn't count on? Revenge. In this thriller, one man will lead a war against both countries, but he may unwittingly become his own worst enemy. You’ll have to wonder, who is THE CARTEL’S DAUGHTER?

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Blue Moutain Trouble

Blue Moutain Trouble
 by Martin Mordecai

  • Reading level: Ages 9-12

  • Hardcover: 320 pages

  • Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks; 1 edition (April 15, 2009)

  • Language: English

  • ISBN-10: 0545041562

  • ISBN-13: 978-0545041560

  • Written by Martin Mordecai

    A fresh new voice from Jamaica

    Way up in the misty island mountains live eleven-year-old twins, Pollyread and Jackson Gilmore. Pollyread is smart as a whip and tart as a lime. Jackson's sweet as a mango. Both of them know all of the rules of their village -- and how to break them.
    But then a young thug named Jammy sweeps in to stir up the twins' world. He even seems to be targeting their family. But are Pollyread's sass and Jackson's steadiness enough to take him on -- or will Jammy and his secret change the Gilmore family forever?

  • Saturday, September 11, 2010

    My Son's Ex-Wife

    My Son's Ex-Wife
    Shelia E. Lipsey

    Deer Park, N.Y. : Urban Books, c2010.
    233 p. 21 cm.
    "Urban christian.

  • Paperback: 288 pages

  • Publisher: Urban Trade Paper (August 31, 2010)

  • Language: English

  • ISBN-10: 1601628544

  • ISBN-13: 978-1601628541

  • The story of the Graham family continues in My Son's ex Wife. First Lady Audrey Graham is more than relieved when Stiles encounters the young, vivacious nutritionist Detria Mackey. Rena is equally captivated by recent divorcee, Robert Becton. Does the handsome, science teacher Robert Becton possess what Rena needs to give her life a much needed jump start? When Rena returns to Memphis for less than pleasant reasons, Stiles and Rena realize they still have deep feelings one another, but will their feelings overcome the past that severed their relationship? Will Audrey manage to come between them again or will other circumstances intervene that will give them cause to rethink their past and move forward to the future.

    Thursday, September 9, 2010

    Precolonial Black Africa

    Precolonial Black Africa [Paperback]

    Cheikh Anta Diop (Author), Harold Salemson (Translator)

  • Paperback: 240 pages

  • Publisher: Lawrence Hill Books (August 1, 1988)

  • Language: English

  • ISBN-10: 1556520883

  • ISBN-13: 978-1556520884

  • Product Description

    This comparison of the political and social systems of Europe and black Africa from antiquity to the formation of modern states demonstrates the black contribution to the development of Western civilization.

    Wednesday, September 8, 2010

    Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel

    Physics of the Impossible
    A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel
    Written by Michio Kaku
    Published by Doubleday
    Category: Science - Physics
    Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
    Published: March 11, 2008
    Price: $27.95
    ISBN: 978-0-385-52069-0 (0-385-52069-7)

    Here's an excerpt

    Tuesday, September 7, 2010

    The Personal History of Rachel DuPree

    The Personal History of Rachel DuPree

    Ann Weisgarber
    New York : Viking, 2010, c2008.
    321 p. ; 22 cm.
    It is 1917 in the South Dakota Badlands and the summer has been hard. Rachel and Isaac DuPree had left Chicago fourteen years ago to stake their claim. Isaac, a former Buffalo Soldier, is fiercely proud: black families are rare in the West, and black ranchers even rarer. But it hasn't rained in months, the cattle are bellowing with thirst, and supplies have dwindled. Struggling to feed her family, Rachel is isolated by more than just geography. She is determined to give her surviving children the life they deserve, but Isaac will never leave his ranch: land means a measure of equality with the white man. Rachel must find the strength to do what is right--for her children, for her husband, and for herself.

    Saturday, September 4, 2010

    Tempted by Trouble

    Tempted by Trouble

    Eric Jerome Dickey
    New York : Dutton, 2010.
    354 p. ; 24 cm.
    When a crippling recession annihilates the auto industry, Dmytryk and his wife Cora find themselves without jobs. Soon, a ruthless crime boss gives them an opportunity to buy back their old lives. All Dmytryk has to do is join the man's crime ring and rob some banks.

    Thursday, September 2, 2010

    Secret Daughter

    Secret Daughter 
    by Shilpi Somaya Gowda

  • Hardcover: 352 pages

  • Publisher: William Morrow (March 9, 2010)

  • Language: English

  • ISBN-10: 0061922315

  • ISBN-13: 978-0061922312

  • Book Description
    On the eve of the monsoons, in a remote Indian village, Kavita gives birth to a baby girl. But in a culture that favors sons, the only way for Kavita to save her newborn daughter's life is to give her away. It is a decision that will haunt her and her husband for the rest of their lives, even after the arrival of their cherished son.
    Halfway around the globe, Somer, an American doctor, decides to adopt a child after making the wrenching discovery that she will never have one of her own. When she and her husband, Krishnan, see a photo of the baby with the gold-flecked eyes from a Mumbai orphanage, they are overwhelmed with emotion. Somer knows life will change with the adoption but is convinced that the love they already feel will overcome all obstacles.
    Interweaving the stories of Kavita, Somer, and the child that binds both of their destinies, Secret Daughter poignantly explores the emotional terrain of motherhood, loss, identity, and love, as witnessed through the lives of two families—one Indian, one American—and the child that indelibly connects them.

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