Books set in United States of America (93)

My Monticello

My Monticello : Fiction by Jocelyn Nicole Johnson EN

Rating: 4     8 Votes
A young woman descended from Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings driven from her neighborhood by a white militia. A university professor studying racism by conducting a secret social experiment on his own son. A single mother desperate to buy her first home even as the world hurtles toward catastrophe. Each fighting to survive in America. Tough-minded, vulnerable, and brave, Jocelyn Nicole Johnson’s precisely imagined debut explores burdened inheritances and extraordinary pursuits of belonging. Set in the near future, the eponymous novella, “My Monticello,” tells of a diverse group of Charlotte... continue

Night of the Living Rez

Night of the Living Rez by Morgan Talty EN

Rating: 4.6     9 Votes
Set in a Native community in Maine, Night of the Living Rez is a riveting debut collection about what it means to be Penobscot in the twenty-first century and what it means to live, to survive, and to persevere after tragedy. In twelve striking, luminescent stories, author Morgan Talty—with searing humor, abiding compassion, and deep insight—breathes life into tales of family and a community as they struggle with a painful past and an uncertain future. A boy unearths a jar that holds an old curse, which sets into motion his family’s unraveling; a man, while trying to swindle some pot from a de... continue

Nosotros en la luna

Nosotros en la luna by Alice Kellen ES

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Spain flag Spain
Una noche en París. Dos caminos entrelazándose. Cuando Rhys y Ginger se conocen en las calles de la ciudad de la luz, no imaginan que sus vidas se unirán para siempre, a pesar de la distancia y de que no puedan ser más diferentes. Ella vive en Londres y a veces se siente tan perdida que se ha olvidado hasta de sus propios sueños. Él es incapaz de quedarse quieto en ningún lugar y cree saber quién es. Y cada noche su amistad crece entre emails llenos de confidencias, dudas e inquietudes. Pero ¿qué ocurre cuando el paso del tiempo pone a prueba su relación? ¿Es posible colgarse de la luna junto ... continue


November by Thomas Olde Heuvelt NL

Rating: 4.5     2 Votes
Country: Europe / Netherlands flag Netherlands
Welkom in Lock Haven, Washington, waar de gelukkigste straat van de Verenigde Staten zich bevindt. Als je door Bird Street zou wandelen, zou je zien dat het de bewoners voor de wind gaat, want er staan kasten van huizen. En als je de bewoners zou ontmoeten, dan valt het op dat ze allemaal oprecht gelukkig zijn. Ze hebben succesvolle carrières, doen precies de dingen die ze altijd al wilden doen en ze zijn allemaal gezond. Fysiek, mentaal én spiritueel: het zijn stuk voor stuk vitale, weldenkende en – de meesten van hen althans – ruimhartige mensen. En hun kinderen? Die zijn perfect. Ieder van ... continue


One Station Away by Olaf Olafsson EN

Rating: 4     8 Votes
Country: Europe / Iceland flag Iceland
From the critically acclaimed Olaf Olafsson, an intimate yet sweeping story of a New York neurologist and the three women who change his life An overlooked pianist who finally receives fraught success after decades of disappointment. An elusive dancer whose untimely death her fiancé is desperate to untangle. A mysterious patient who is comatose after a violent accident. These are the three women who animate Olaf Olafsson’s brilliantly rendered One Station Away. Magnus, a New York neurologist—son to one, lover to another, and doctor to a third—is the thread that binds these women’s stories toge... continue

Out of Darkness

Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Perez EN

0 Ratings
The novel chronicles a love affair between a teenage Mexican American girl and a teenage African-American boy in 1930's New London, Texas, occuring right up to the 1937 New London School explosion.

Patsy: A Novel

Patsy: A Novel by Nicole Dennis-Benn EN

Rating: 4     5 Votes
Best Books of 2019: Washington Post • O, The Oprah Magazine • Time • NPR • People • Buzzfeed A TODAY Show #ReadWithJenna Book Club Selection Winner • Lambda Literary Award [Lesbian Fiction] A Washington Post Lily Lit Club Selection Longlisted • PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction American Library Association • A Barbara Gittings Literature Award Honor Book (Stonewall Book Awards) Finalist • Aspen Words Literary Prize Apple Books • Best Books of the Month New York Times Book Review • Editors’ Choice Selection Kirkus Reviews • Most Memorable Fictional Families of 2019 Longlisted • The Morning News To... continue
Genre Adult
Recommended: 10 Mar 2023


Pride by Ibi Zoboi EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Pride and Prejudice gets remixed in this smart, funny, gorgeous retelling of the classic, starring all characters of color, from Ibi Zoboi, National Book Award finalist and author of American Street. Zuri Benitez has pride. Brooklyn pride, family pride, and pride in her Afro-Latino roots. But pride might not be enough to save her rapidly gentrifying neighborhood from becoming unrecognizable. When the wealthy Darcy family moves in across the street, Zuri wants nothing to do with their two teenage sons, even as her older sister, Janae, starts to fall for the charming Ainsley. She especially can’... continue


Room : A Novel by Emma Donoghue EN

Rating: 4     12 Votes
Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
Held captive for years in a small shed, a woman and her precocious young son finally gain their freedom, and the boy experiences the outside world for the first time. Inspiration for the MAJOR MOTION PICTURE starring Academy Award winner Brie Larson To five-year-old-Jack, Room is the world. . . . It's where he was born, it's where he and his Ma eat and sleep and play and learn. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits. Room is home to Jack, but to Ma it's the prison where she has been held for seven years. Through her fierce love fo... continue
Recommended: 24 Apr 2023

Rubyfruit Jungle

Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown EN

Rating: 3.6     29 Votes
Classic modern American novel orig. pub. 1973. Celebrates lesbian sexuality.
Recommended: 27 Dec 2022

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