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Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, author of The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois

The great scholar, W. E. B. Du Bois, once wrote about the Problem of race in America, and what he called “Double Consciousness,” a sensitivity that every African American possesses in order to survive. Since childhood, Ailey Pearl Garfield has understood Du Bois’ words all too well. Bearing the names of two formidable Black Americans --- the revered choreographer Alvin Ailey and her great-grandmother Pearl, the descendant of enslaved Georgians and tenant farmers --- Ailey carries Du Bois’ Problem on her shoulders. To come to terms with her own identity, Ailey embarks on a journey through her family’s past, uncovering the shocking tales of generations of ancestors --- Indigenous, Black and white --- in the deep South.

Week of May 9, 2022

Paperback releases for the week of May 9th include THE LOVE SONGS OF W.E.B. DU BOIS by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, an intimate yet sweeping novel that chronicles the journey of one American family, from the centuries of the colonial slave trade through the Civil War to our own tumultuous era; WALK IN MY COMBAT BOOTS, a compilation of moving and powerful recollections of war, told by the men and women who lived them, crafted from hundreds of original interviews by James Patterson and First Sergeant US Army (Ret.) Matt Eversmann; COUNTDOWN BIN LADEN, Chris Wallace's deeply reported, revelatory and thrillingly told account of the final months of the hunt for Osama bin Laden; Susan Mallery's THE SUMMER OF LOST AND FOUND, a timely, tender and compassionate tale of perseverance, love and the bonds of family in the face of tremendous and sometimes painful upheaval; and KATHARINE PARR, THE SIXTH WIFE, in which Alison Weir brings her Tudor Queens series to a close with the remarkable story of Henry VIII's sixth and final wife.