Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent for The Atlantic and the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Between the World and Me, a finalist for the National Book Award and hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading."
The winner of the National Book Award and the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction from Colson Whitehead—a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South.
A profoundly moving story of family, secrets, and longing—both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive family portrait, uncovering the ways in which mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and husbands and wives struggle, all their lives, to understand one another. Winner of the Alex Award · Winner of the APALA Award for Fiction · NEA Big Read Selection
With this brilliant, heartbreaking book, Harvard sociologist Matthew Desmond transforms our understanding of extreme poverty and economic exploitation—while providing fresh ideas for solving a devastating, uniquely American problem.
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