When a friend disappears without a trace, you look for her, right? Ruchika Tomar’s award-winning novel, “A Prayer for Travelers,” explores the bonds of friendship and how far people will go in a coming-of-age tale set against the Nevada desert.
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Virtual Author Interview With Gretchen Sorin
October 9, 2020
On October 9, join host Donna Apidone and author and historian Gretchen Sorin to discuss her new book Driving While Black: African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights.
Sorin's deeply researched book makes clear the magnitude of injustices and dangers faced by African-Americans while traveling. Pre-emancipation proclamation masters kept slaves confined, and free Black people were regularly stopped, questioned and even kidnapped.
These restrictions and thought processes have carried on since, in varying ways. However, the invention of the car brought in a new era. The symbol of independence to many would allow Black people to hit the open road on a quest for freedom.
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This excellent history illuminates how car ownership provided a measure of safety and independence and also played a vital role in the civil-rights movement.
Lucidly written and generously illustrated with photos and artifacts, this rigorous and entertaining history deserves a wide readership.
Friday, October 9, 2020
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Lakshmi escapes her abusive marriage and builds a career. It’s India, 1955. Alka Joshi’s novel, “The Henna Artist,” captures the scenery of urban and country life, the privilege of the aristocracy and the challenges of a self-employed woman.
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Devi Laskar’s debut novel, “The Atlas of Reds and Blues,” is an account of systemic racism told through a series of random memories and observations. They are the final thoughts of a woman of color who is shot in her driveway in suburban Atlanta.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Irene Butter was just three years old when the Nazis came into power in her hometown of Berlin. She was in her early teens when the Nazis were defeated. Her memoir is filled with childhood hope and the sense of purpose that comes with age.
Thursday, June 4, 2020
A handful of San Francisco missionaries gave sanctuary to Chinatown’s prostitutes and their children starting in the Gold Rush. Julia Flynn Siler delivers non-fiction accounts of the women who escaped prostitution and the women who helped them.