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Half-Blood Blues
Esi Eduygan

Half-Blood Blues, winner of the 2011 Scotiabank Giller Prize is a story set in Paris about music, race, love and loyalty.

(15 copies)  Reserve

Emily Henry

Harriet and Wyn have been the perfect couple since they met in college, they go together like salt and pepper. Except, now, for reasons they're still not discussing, they don't. They broke up six months ago. And still haven't told their best friends. Which is how they find themselves sharing a bedroom at the Maine cottage that has been their friend group's yearly getaway for the last decade. After years of being in love how hard can it be to fake it for one week in front of those who know you best?

(12 copies)  Reserve

Have You Eaten Yet? Stories From Chinese Restaurants Around the World
Cheuk Kwan

An examination of Chinese restaurants with a focus on the chefs, entrepreneurs, labourers, and dreamers who can be found in Chinese kitchens worldwide. This non-fiction book charts a living atlas of the global Chinese migration, revealing the synergies of politics, culture and family.

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Heart Berries
Mailhot, Terese Marie

Guileless and refreshingly honest, Terese Mailhot's debut memoir chronicles her struggle to balance the beauty of her Native heritage with the often desperate and chaotic reality of life on the reservation. Heart Berries is a powerful, poetic memoir of a woman's coming of age on the Seabird Island Indian Reservation in British Columbia. Having survived a profoundly dysfunctional upbringing only to find herself hospitalized and facing a dual diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Bipolar II; Terese Mailhot is given a notebook and begins to write her way out of trauma. The triumphant result is Heart Berries, a memorial for Mailhot's mother, a social worker and activist who had a thing for prisoners; a story of reconciliation with her father--an abusive drunk and a brilliant artist--who was murdered under mysterious circumstances; and an elegy on how difficult it is to love someone while dragging the long shadows of shame. Mailhot "trusts the reader to understand that memory isn't exact, but melded to imagination, pain and what we can bring ourselves to accept." Her unique and at times unsettling voice graphically illustrates her mental state. As she writes, she discovers her own true voice, seizes control of her story and, in so doing, reestablishes her connection to her family, to her people and to her place in the world.

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Help, The
Kathryn Stockett

The setting is racially divided Jackson, Mississippi and the story involves three women who team up for a clandestine project.

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Henna Artist, The
Alka Joshi

Seventeen-year-old Lakshmi escapes an abusive marriage and makes her way to the vibrant 1950s pink city of Jaipur. She becomes the best and most requested henna artist -- and confidante -- to wealthy women of upper class. But keeping the secrets of the wealthy means she can never reveal her own. She is startled when she is confronted by her husband, with a young girl in tow -- a sister Lakshmi never knew about. Suddenly the life she has carefully cultivated is threatened. Still she applies her talents and lifts up those around her as she does.

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Hidden Figures
Margot Lee Shetterly

The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America's greatest achievements in space.

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Hillbilly Elegy
Vance, J.D.

Shares the story of the author's family and upbringing, describing how they moved from poverty to an upwardly mobile clan that included the author, a Yale Law School graduate, while navigating the demands of middle class life and the collective demons ofthe past.

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Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All: A Novel
Jonas Jonasson

Hitman Anders, recently out of prison, is doing small jobs for the big gangsters. Then his life takes an unexpected turn when he meets a female Protestant vicar (who also happens to be an atheist), and a homeless receptionist at a former brothel which is now a one-star hotel. The three join forces and concoct an unusual business plan based on Hitman Anders' skills and his fearsome reputation. The vicar and receptionist will organize jobs for a group of gangsters, and will attract customers using the tabloids' love of lurid headlines.

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Home for Unwanted Girls, The
Goodman, Joanna

The story of a young unwed mother who is forcibly separated from her daughter at birth and the lengths to which they go to find each other.

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