Literature & Fiction

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SOUTHLAND, Revoyr, Nina
1 Revoyr, Nina SOUTHLAND
Akashic Books 2003 1888451416 / 9781888451412 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. "[A]n absolutely compelling story of family and racial tragedy. Revoyr's no vel is honest in detailing southern California's brutal history, and honora ble in showing how families survived with love and tenacity and dignity." -Susan Straight, author of Highwire Moon Southland brings us a fascinating story of race, love, murder and history, against the backdrop of an ever-changing Los Angeles. A young Japanese-Amer ican woman, Jackie Ishida, is in her last semester of law school when her g randfather, Frank Sakai, dies unexpectedly. While trying to fulfill a reque st from his will, Jackie discovers that four African-American boys were kil led in the store Frank owned during the Watts Riots of 1965. Along with Jam es Lanier, a cousin of one of the victims, Jackie tries to piece together t he story of the boys' deaths. In the process, she unearths the long-held se crets of her family's history. Southland depicts a young woman in the process of learning that her own his tory has bestowed upon her a deep obligation to be engaged in the larger wo rld. And in Frank Sakai and his African-American friends, it presents chara cters who find significant common ground in their struggles, but who also e ngage each other across grounds-historical and cultural-that are still very much in dispute. Moving in and out of the past-from the internment camps of World War II, to the barley fields of the Crenshaw District in the 1930s, to the streets of Watts in the 1960s, to the night spots and garment factories o 
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Pan 2007 0330436082 / 9780330436083 Paperback Good 
The third Matthew Shardlake Tudor Mystery by C. J. Sansom, the bestselling author of Winter in Madrid and Dominion C. J . Sansom has garnered a wider audience and increased critical praise w ith each new novel published. His first book in the Matthew Shardlake serie s, Dissolution, was selected by P. D. James in The Wall Street Journal as o ne of her top five all-time favorite books. Now in Sovereign, Shardlake fac es the most terrifying threat in the age of Tudor England: imprisonment int he Tower of London. Shardlake and his loyal assistant, Jack Barak, find themselves embroiled in royal intrigue when a plot against King Henry VIII is uncovered in York and a dangerous conspirator they've been charged with transporting to London is connected to the death of a local glazer. 
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TEARS OF THE GIRAFFE, Smith, Alexander McCall
3 Smith, Alexander McCall TEARS OF THE GIRAFFE
Abacus 2008 0349116652 / 9780349116655 Paperback Very Good 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout, NOT an ex-lib edition: THE NO.1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY introduced the world to the one and only Precious Ramotswe - the engaging and sassy owner of Botswana's only detecti ve agency. TEARS OF THE GIRAFFE, McCall Smith's second book, takes us furth er into this world as we follow Mama Ramotswe into more daring situations . .. Among her cases this time are wayward wives, unscrupulous maids, and the ch allenge to resolve a mother's pain for her son who is long lost on the Afri can plains. Indeed, Mma Ramotswe's own impending marriage to the most gentl emanly of men, Mr J.L.B. Matekoni, the promotion of Mma's secretary to the dizzy heights of Assistant Detective, and the arrival of new members to the Matekoni family, all brew up the most humorous and charmingly entertaining of tales. * TEARS OF THE GIRAFFE was selected as one of the GUARDIAN's top ten 'Fiction Paperbacks of the Year, 2000 
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