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The Holds List: February

I requested a few ebooks and audiobooks from the library and wanted to share, just in case you want to request any of them from your local library.

Publication Date: February 2, 2021

“A livewire debut from Dantiel W. Moniz, one of the most exciting discoveries in today’s literary landscape, Milk Blood Heat depicts the sultry lives of Floridians in intergenerational tales that contemplate human connection, race, womanhood, inheritance, and the elemental darkness in us all.” — from the publisher’s website.

Publication Date: February 2, 2021

Four Hundred Souls is a unique one-volume “community” history of African Americans. The editors, Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain, have assembled ninety brilliant writers, each of whom takes on a five-year period of that four-hundred-year span.” — from the publisher’s website.

Publication Date: February 2, 2021

“Rich with commentary on Western attitudes, Eastern stereotypes, capitalism, global trade, mental health, parenthood, mentorship, and more, My Year Abroad is also an exploration of the surprising effects of cultural immersion—on a young American in Asia, on a Chinese man in America, and on an unlikely couple hiding out in the suburbs.” — from the publisher’s website.

Publication Date: February 16, 2021

“As this urgent, genre-defying book opens, a woman who has recently been elevated to prominence for her social media posts travels around the world to meet her adoring fans. She is overwhelmed by navigating the new language and etiquette of what she terms “the portal,” where she grapples with an unshakable conviction that a vast chorus of voices is now dictating her thoughts.” — from the publisher’s website.

Side note: I sent a request to my library to purchase an audiobook version of Lockwood’s book because only a print copy was available. Most public libraries will do this for you, especially if several patrons make a similar request. 🤓

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