Book List in Order: 8 titles

  • The author of the award-winning Sally Hemings now brings to life Hannah Elias, one of the richest black women in America in the early 1900s, in this mesmerizing novel swirling with atmosphere and steeped in history.A murder and a case of mistaken ide...


  • It is Paris, 1815. An extraordinarily shaped South African girl known as the Hottentot Venus, dressed only in feathers and beads, swings from a crystal chandelier in the duchess of Berry’s ballroom. Below her, the audience shouts insults and pornog...


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  • "Barbara Chase-Riboud writes with a quill of eloquence that is indeed a sword, sounding with the spirituality of Toni Morrison and the passion of Charles Dickens."--Elaine Brown Author of A Taste of PowerBarbara Chase-Riboud made literary history wit...


  • From the author who brought Sally Hemings to vibrant life for millions of readers comes another controversial and fascinating historical figure -- Joseph Cinque. Here is the story of a black man desperate to return to his country, and a white man try...




  • One of the greatest love stories in American history is also one of the most controversial. Thomas Jefferson had a mistress for 38 years whom he loved and lived with until he died-the beautiful and elusive Sally Hemings. But it was not simply that Je...