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Books 1 to 7 of 7 total found for Adults  titles starting with letter H
Half-Blood Blues
Esi Eduygan

Half-Blood Blues, winner of the 2011 Scotiabank Giller Prize is a story set in Paris about music, race, love and loyalty.

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Hare with amber eyes, The : a family's century of art and loss
de Waal, Edmund

The Ephrussis were a grand banking family, as rich and respected as the Rothschilds, who “burned like a comet” in nineteenth-century Paris and Vienna society. Yet by the end of World War II, almost the only thing remaining of their vast empire was a collection of 264 wood and ivory carvings, none of them larger than a matchbox.

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Help, The
Kathryn Stockett

The setting is racially divided Jackson, Mississippi and the story involves three women who team up for a clandestine project.

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Hidden Figures
Margot Lee Shetterly

The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America's greatest achievements in space.

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Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All: A Novel
Jonas Jonasson

Hitman Anders, recently out of prison, is doing small jobs for the big gangsters. Then his life takes an unexpected turn when he meets a female Protestant vicar (who also happens to be an atheist), and a homeless receptionist at a former brothel which is now a one-star hotel. The three join forces and concoct an unusual business plan based on Hitman Anders' skills and his fearsome reputation. The vicar and receptionist will organize jobs for a group of gangsters, and will attract customers using the tabloids' love of lurid headlines.

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Home for Unwanted Girls, The
Goodman, Joanna

The story of a young unwed mother who is forcibly separated from her daughter at birth and the lengths to which they go to find each other.

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Homegoing
Yaa Gyasi

Two half sisters, Effia and Esi, unknown to each other, are born into two different tribal villages in 18th century Ghana. Effia will be married off to an English colonial, and will live in comfort in the sprawling, palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle. Esi will be imprisoned beneath Effia in the Castle's women's dungeon, and then shipped off on a boat bound for America, where she will be sold into slavery. Homegoing stretches from the tribal wars of Ghana to the Civil War to 20th century Harlem, capturing the troubled spirit of America.

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