Even though it’s possible to venture out in our “new normal,” reading will likely continue to be a favored pastime of Seabrookers. We hope you’ll continue to send us titles. Here is the latest installment from our readers:
by Yaa Gyasi
Two half-sisters, Effia and Esi, unknown to each other, are born into two different tribal villages in 18th century Ghana. Effia is married off to an English colonial and lives in comfort in the Cape Coast Castle. Her sister, Esi, will be imprisoned in the Castle’s women’s dungeon, and then shipped to America, where she is sold into slavery. This beautifully written novel stretches from the tribal wars of Ghana to slavery and Civil War in America, from the coal mines in the north to the Great Migration to the streets of 20th century Harlem. (2016, 305 pgs; Fiction)
Ribbons of Scarlet: A Novel of the French Revolution’s Women
by Kate Quinn, Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie, Sophie Perinot, Heather Webb, E. Knight; with a foreword by Allison Pataki
Six authors worked together to create an epic novel illuminating the hopes, desires, and destinies of princesses and peasants, harlots and wives, fanatics, and philosophers – six unforgettable women whose paths cross during one of the most tumultuous and transformative events in history: the French Revolution. (2019, 514 pgs; Fiction)
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
by Jon Meacham
Philosophers think; politicians maneuver. Jefferson’s genius was that he was both and could do both, often simultaneously, catapulting him into becoming the most successful political leader of the early republic, and perhaps in all of American history. (2112, 759 pgs; Nonfiction)
We look forward to hearing about the books you or your book club recommend.
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