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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.

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.

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.

HeLa Family Stories: Lawrence and Bobbette (A Short Memoir) by Lawrence Lacks. A short, collaborative memoir from Lawrence and Bobbette Lacks. For the first time, members of the Lacks family tell their own stories, from their own perspectives, in print to the reader. This fascinating, first-hand look from inside the family of Henrietta Lacks includes new family photos and will be of interest to anyone who wants to learn, or learn more, about the woman behind the first immortal human cell…