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"Three Girls from Bronzeville: A Uniquely American Memoir of Race, Fate, and Sisterhood" by Dawn Turner

Go left or go right? It seems that at every point in life, you need a decision: take a familiar street, or a route you rarely travel? A restaurant you frequent, or something new for dinner? Sometimes, the choices won't ...

"How the Word is Passed" by Clint Smith

History, they say, repeats itself. Look back a few hundred years, and you can see corresponding events, world-wide and through time. Parallels are interesting to spot; some people might even take them as a warning, so that atrocities, inhumanities, and ...

"The Reckoning: Our Nation's Trauma and Finding a Way to Heal" by Mary L. Trump, Ph.D.

You can barely stand to look. You open your eyes quick, though, and scan because you need to be informed but the news is sometimes hard to take lately. Consuming in small bites may be best, or devour it if ...

"Breathing Fire: Female Inmate Firefighters on the Front Lines of California's Wildfires" by Jaime Lowe

Your oversized plastic tote is all packed. You don't want to think about it, but if you have to bug out, you can. A backup laptop, extra dog bowls, every irreplaceable document, it's all there, ready to slide into the ...

BOOKS: You Will Know the Truth

When Nicki Jo Lewis pulls the F Street murder no one is surprised—she’s the best. But this case is different. Three times, the trial is almost derailed, the government’s key witness, a ne’er-d-well named Rolex, is not what he seems ...

NEW BOOK RELEASE: UNLEASH THE PROPHETS

Through this unique and inspiring book, Holloway shows how to empower and unleash your prophetic voice, as a prophet, prayer warriors and/or Intercessor. WHAT’S INSIDE:

Memoirs by Women Writers

See one, do one, teach one. They say that that's a good way to gain a new skill: observe, try the action yourself, and then share what you did with someone else. You can learn a lot from another's experiences, ...

"Total Olympics: Every Obscure, Hilarious, Dramatic and Inspiring Tale Worth Knowing" by Jeremy Fuchs

Poetry in motion. Yep, that right there is Gold, you'd bet anything on it. A flawless performance like you just saw from your favorite athlete or team, well, it almost takes your breath away. This year, you'll watch the best ...

"On Juneteenth" by Annette Gordon-Reed

It's a party! And you know what that means: fireworks, good food, family and friends gathered around. You have something to fȇte, to mark happily or solemnly or importantly. It's something you want your kids to remember. It's a party, ...

"The Ground Breaking: An American City and Its Search for Justice" by Scott Ellsworth

Your legs felt as though they were made of rubber. It was like walking on a bed of marbles, like wearing rollerskates on a waterbed. Your arms flailed for something steady but whether this was an inner event or something ...

"The Final Revival of Opan & Nev" by Dawnie Walton

It's got a good beat. The melody is fun, too; it makes your body move, and you've already caught yourself singing along when you hear it again. That song's a hit, but in the new novel, "The Final Revival of ...

Author Lindsay Lake book signing at Crest Hill’s Book Market

thetimesweekly.com Joliet-area author and WriteOn Joliet member Lindsay Lake will chat and sign her first novel, “Flower Power,” from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, May 1, 2021 at The Book Market, 2365 Plainfield Road in Crest Hill. The event is free and ...

"Buses Are A Comin'" by Charles Person with Richard Rooker

Your seat has been reserved. You're excited about this trip, but also nervous; you've never been where you're going and you hope this is a one-and-done trip. Still, going there is necessary for you and for the future so grab ...

"We Are Each Other's Harvest: Celebrating African American Farmers, Land, and Legacy" by Natalie Baszile

One little hole in the ground. That’s all it takes, as big around as your little finger, a pencil eraser, a coffee stirrer. A tiny fissure in the Earth, that’s what you need to grow dinner next week or next ...

BOOKS: Author Jerald L. Hoover releases Part II of the “Hero” Book Series for young adults

Spurred in part by the success of general audience titles like, “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” by Lemony Snicket and “A Wrinkle in Time,” by Madeleline L’Engle (which was each produced as a film), the category also includes books by ...

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