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I am a fifth-generation Texan who is the descendant of slave holders. When the slaves my family held became free, they took the Tomlinson name. Since I was a child, I have tried to understand what this legacy means for me and for the African American Tomlinsons. Tomlinson Hill tells the story of these two families: one African-American, one Anglo, with the same name and heritage.

Lena Horne in Paris | 1947 by Black History Album, via Flickr


Hysterical: Anna Freud's Story

Hysterical: Anna Freud's Story by Rebecca Coffey

THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU by Jonathan Tropper -- Now a major motion picture starring Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, and Adam Driver! A riotously funny, emotionally raw novel about love, marriage, divorce, family, and the ties that bind-whether we like it or not.

THOSE WHO WISH ME DEAD by Michael Koryta When fourteen-year-old Jace Wilson witnesses a brutal murder, he's plunged into a new life, hidden in a wilderness skills program for troubled teens. The plan is to get Jace off the grid while police find the two killers. The killers are slaughtering anyone who gets in their way in a methodical quest to reach him. - See more at:

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Scandalous Women: The Lives and Loves of History's Most Notorious Women

A lovely history book (even for people who don't usually read history books) about a number of famous historic women, and how traditional history has misrepresented their lives.