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Fiction

Colored Garden 
Bennett, O.H.  
A story about storytellers: a boy called Sarge and his grandmother, Ruth, whose farm he visits in the wake of his parents' separation. On the farm is an old slave cemetery that Ruth tends as a beautiful flower garden. In that garden is a mysterious tombstone. A wonderful first novel about race and the historical impact it has on a small boy.

East Wind: West Wind
by Pearl S. Buck

Trespassing Hearts (large type)
by Julie Ellis

Ursula, under
by Ingrid Hill
The story of a little girl who falls down an abandoned mineshaft is layered with tales of her ancestors in China, Finland and Michigan.

A Parchment of Leaves

by Silas House
A poignant, evocative look at the turmoil that plagues a rural Kentucky family during WWI, which begins when Saul Sullivan takes a shine to a mysterious, beautiful Cherokee
woman named Vine.

The love wife

by Gish Jen
A meddlesome Chinese-American mother bequeaths a Chinese nanny to her ambivalent son and his big blonde wife in this darkly comic fairy tale about cultural assimilation, biological destiny and domestic warfare.

Close to the Bone

by Jake Lamar
An interracial tragicomedy set during the O.J. Simpson trial about a highly appealing band of brothers grappling with questions about race and identity, intimacy and
responsibility.

In the fall

by Jeffrey Lent
This heartrending story spanning three generations of an American family, from the end of the Civil War to the Great Depression, begins with an interracial marriage between a Vermont soldier and a runaway slave girl.

The Heir

by Henry Luk
Beth O'Connor comes to Hong Kong as the wife of Michael Chang, the heir apparent to the crumbling Chang family empire. When the patriarch suffers a stroke, Michael eyes the throne, leaving Beth to attempt to hold
the family and the empire together.

The Time of Our Singing 
Powers, Richard 
A family saga that probes generational conflicts, sibling rivalries and racial identity. The book follows the mixed-race Strom family through much of the 20th century, from 1939 when German-Jewish physicist David Strom meets Delia Daley, a black, classically trained singer from Philadelphia through the 1990s.

Lady Moses 
Roy, Lucinda  
This powerful debut novel is the story of Jacinta Moses, the child of a passionate and courageous love. Her father, Simon Moses, is a black African writer; her mother, Louise, is a white British actress. Together the family carves out a vibrant life in South London filled with people drawn to Simon's powerful stories of the Africa he left behind.

Clover

by Dori Sanders
Clover, a black 10-year-old wise beyond her years, learns to deal with death, dying, and racial relationships when her beloved father is killed in an automobile accident shortly after marrying Sara Kate, a white woman.

Caucasia
by Danzy Senna
Sisters Birdie and Cole create their own secret language--Elemeno--to ward off the growing tension between their black father and their white mother, intellectuals and
activists in the civil rights movement in 1970s Boston.

Interracial Dating

Back to Life

by Wendy Coakley-Thompson
A black man and a white woman meet the same day a black teenager is killed in Brooklyn by an Italian mob. Eventually they are able to surmount the rage, hurt, and
fear left by their respective divorces and learn to love again.

Don’t the moon look lonesome

by Stanley Crouch
Carla, a white singer from South Dakota, and Maxwell, a black saxophone player of some renown, have been
together for five years, but the pressures of race, art, success, and family threatens their future.

Milk in My Coffee

by Eric Jerome Dickey
When his relationship with his girlfriend goes on the rocks, a young African-American professional living in New York finds himself reluctantly crossing the color barrier to date a white artist--and confronting long-hidden issues with friends and family who disagree with his choice.

Letters from an Age of Reason

by Nora Hague
The daughter of a prominent New York family and the servant of a wealthy slaveholder fall in love against the mores of Victorian society and the boundaries of sexual convention in this sumptuous historical romance.

Meeting of the waters

by Kim McLarin
Set during one of America’s most explosive racial crises, this powerful, bittersweet look at interracial love probes divided allegiances, split loyalties, and the pain of
confronting one’s own prejudice.

Renee and Jay

by J.J. Murray
The snow is coming down like crazy, and Renee Howard is dreaming of a white... man. He is Giovanni Anthony Luchesi, the finest man this side of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and her might just turn out to be
her soulmate.

Pushkin and the Queen of Spades

by Alice Randall
Windsor Armstrong, African American professor of Russian literature, attended college as an unwed mother, having been raped just before her first semester. She names her son Pushkin X after the Russian poet and Malcolm X.

Strange Fruit

by Lillian Eugenia Smith
When it was first published in 1944, this novel about the relationship between white Tracy Deen and black Nonnie Anderson sparked immediate controversy and became a huge bestseller. It captured with devastating accuracy the deep-seated racial conflicts of a tightly knit southern town.
The book is as engrossing and incendiary now as the day it was written. 

Boaz Brown

by Michelle Stimpson
A successful school vice-principal about to turn 31, LaShondra yearns for Mr. Right. Naturally, this special man has to be honorable, compassionate and rich but also Christian and black, like Boaz in the Bible. Then she meets Stelson Brown, the handsome white partner of the Brown-Cooper Engineering firm.

Paperback Romance

Close encounters (also large type)
by Sandra Kitt

The Color of Love

by Sandra Kitt

Meant to be

by Jeanne Sumerix

Whitehorse

by Katherine Sutcliffe

From the ashes
by Kathleen Suzanne

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