Black Cake Book
Score: 4
From 22 Ratings

Black Cake


  • Author : Charmaine Wilkerson
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2022-02-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 417
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593358344
  • Total Read : 60
  • File Size : 16,5 Mb

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Black Cake Summary:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • READ WITH JENNA BOOK CLUB PICK AS FEATURED ON TODAY • Two estranged siblings delve into their mother’s hidden past—and how it all connects to her traditional Caribbean black cake—in this immersive family saga, “a character-driven, multigenerational story that’s meant to be savored” (Time). “Wilkerson transports you across the decades and around the globe accompanied by complex, wonderfully drawn characters.”—Taylor Jenkins Reid, New York Times bestselling author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Daisy Jones & The Six, and Malibu Rising In development as a Hulu original series produced by Marissa Jo Cerar, Oprah Winfrey (Harpo Films), and Kapital Entertainment ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: NPR, PopSugar We can’t choose what we inherit. But can we choose who we become? In present-day California, Eleanor Bennett’s death leaves behind a puzzling inheritance for her two children, Byron and Benny: a black cake, made from a family recipe with a long history, and a voice recording. In her message, Eleanor shares a tumultuous story about a headstrong young swimmer who escapes her island home under suspicion of murder. The heartbreaking tale Eleanor unfolds, the secrets she still holds back, and the mystery of a long-lost child challenge everything the siblings thought they knew about their lineage and themselves. Can Byron and Benny reclaim their once-close relationship, piece together Eleanor’s true history, and fulfill her final request to “share the black cake when the time is right”? Will their mother’s revelations bring them back together or leave them feeling more lost than ever? Charmaine Wilkerson’s debut novel is a story of how the inheritance of betrayals, secrets, memories, and even names can shape relationships and history. Deeply evocative and beautifully written, Black Cake is an extraordinary journey through the life of a family changed forever by the choices of its matriarch.

A Piece of Black Cake for Santa Book

A Piece of Black Cake for Santa


  • Author : Yolanda T. T. Marshall
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-10-25
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 1771055863
  • Total Read : 68
  • File Size : 17,8 Mb

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Your Memory Book
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

Your Memory


  • Author : Kenneth L. Higbee, Ph.D.
  • Publisher : Da Capo Lifelong Books
  • Release Date : 2008-03-03
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780738212975
  • Total Read : 61
  • File Size : 11,8 Mb

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Your Memory Summary:

Do you want to stop forgetting appointments, birthdays, and other important dates? Work more efficiently at your job? Study less and get better grades? Remember the names and faces of people you meet? The good news is that it's all possible. Your Memory will help to expand your memory abilities beyond what you thought possible. Dr. Higbee reveals how simple techniques, like the Link, Loci, Peg, and Phonetic systems, can be incorporated into your everyday life and how you can also use these techniques to learn foreign languages faster than you thought possible, remember details you would have otherwise forgotten, and overcome general absentmindedness. Higbee also includes sections on aging and memory and the latest information on the use of mnemonics.

The Book of Black Book

The Book of Black


  • Author : Clifford A. Pickover
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN 10 : 9781606600498
  • Total Read : 76
  • File Size : 7,7 Mb

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The Book of Black Summary:

Explores topics related to "black," examining aspects of fashion, philosophy, politics, and popular culture.

What s Mine and Yours Book
Score: 2.5
From 5 Ratings

What s Mine and Yours


  • Author : Naima Coster
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-03-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781538702352
  • Total Read : 92
  • File Size : 20,9 Mb

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What s Mine and Yours Summary:

A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick! An instant New York Times bestseller! A USA Today bestseller! Named a Best Book of 2021 by Amazon • Esquire • Marie Claire • Refinery29 • Kirkus • Redbook • Ms. Magazine • The Millions • Undomesticated Magazine • Paperback Paris "A once-every-few-years reading experience."—Mary Beth Keane, New York Times bestselling author of Ask Again, Yes "Coster portrays her characters’ worlds with startling vitality. As the children fall in lust and love, grapple with angst and battle the tides of New South politics, Coster’s writing shines"—New York Times Book Review From the author of Halsey Street, a sweeping novel of legacy, identity, the American family—and the ways that race affects even our most intimate relationships. A community in the Piedmont of North Carolina rises in outrage as a county initiative draws students from the largely Black east side of town into predominantly white high schools on the west. For two students, Gee and Noelle, the integration sets off a chain of events that will tie their two families together in unexpected ways over the next twenty years. On one side of the integration debate is Jade, Gee's steely, ambitious mother. In the aftermath of a harrowing loss, she is determined to give her son the tools he'll need to survive in America as a sensitive, anxious, young Black man. On the other side is Noelle's headstrong mother, Lacey May, a white woman who refuses to see her half-Latina daughters as anything but white. She strives to protect them as she couldn't protect herself from the influence of their charming but unreliable father, Robbie. When Gee and Noelle join the school play meant to bridge the divide between new and old students, their paths collide, and their two seemingly disconnected families begin to form deeply knotted, messy ties that will shape the trajectory of their adult lives. And their mothers—each determined to see her child inherit a better life—wil

The Cherry Harvest Book
Score: 3.5
From 22 Ratings

The Cherry Harvest


  • Author : Lucy Sanna
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2015-06-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062343642
  • Total Read : 71
  • File Size : 11,6 Mb

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The Cherry Harvest Summary:

A memorable coming-of-age story and love story, laced with suspense, which explores a hidden side of the home front during World War II, when German POWs were put to work in a Wisconsin farm community . . . with dark and unexpected consequences. The war has taken a toll on the Christiansen family. With food rationed and money scarce, Charlotte struggles to keep her family well fed. Her teenage daughter, Kate, raises rabbits to earn money for college and dreams of becoming a writer. Her husband, Thomas, struggles to keep the farm going while their son, and most of the other local men, are fighting in Europe. When their upcoming cherry harvest is threatened, strong-willed Charlotte helps persuade local authorities to allow German war prisoners from a nearby camp to pick the fruit. But when Thomas befriends one of the prisoners, a teacher named Karl, and invites him to tutor Kate, the implications of Charlotte’s decision become apparent—especially when she finds herself unexpectedly drawn to Karl. So busy are they with the prisoners that Charlotte and Thomas fail to see that Kate is becoming a young woman, with dreams and temptations of her own—including a secret romance with the son of a wealthy, war-profiteering senator. And when their beloved Ben returns home, bitter and injured, bearing an intense hatred of Germans, Charlotte’s secrets threaten to explode their world.

The Dinner List Book
Score: 3.5
From 21 Ratings

The Dinner List


  • Author : Rebecca Serle
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Release Date : 2018-09-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250295200
  • Total Read : 76
  • File Size : 17,8 Mb

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The Dinner List Summary:

This poignant and romantic novel from the New York Times bestselling author of One Italian Summer and In Five Years answers the question: If you could have dinner with any five people, living or dead, who would they be? A Bustle Book Club Selection “I have five words for Rebecca Serle’s The Dinner List: wistful, delicious, romantic, magical, love.” —Gabrielle Zevin, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry and Young Jane Young “We’ve been waiting for an hour.” That’s what Audrey says. She states it with a little bit of an edge, her words just bordering on cursive. That’s the thing I think first. Not: Audrey Hepburn is at my birthday dinner, but Audrey Hepburn is annoyed.” At one point or another, we’ve all been asked to name five people, living or dead, with whom we’d like to have dinner. Why do we choose the people we do? And what if that dinner was to actually happen? These are the questions Rebecca Serle contends with in her utterly captivating novel, The Dinner List, a story imbued with the same delightful magical realism as One Day, and the life-changing romance of Me Before You. When Sabrina arrives at her thirtieth birthday dinner she finds at the table not just her best friend, but also three significant people from her past, and well, Audrey Hepburn. As the appetizers are served, wine poured, and dinner table conversation begins, it becomes clear that there’s a reason these six people have been gathered together.

A Piece of Cake Book
Score: 4.5
From 105 Ratings

A Piece of Cake


  • Author : Cupcake Brown
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release Date : 2006-02-28
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307345479
  • Total Read : 61
  • File Size : 14,6 Mb

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A Piece of Cake Summary:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The heart-wrenching, uplifting tale about a woman named Cupcake “[Cupcake] Brown’s confessional . . . memoir is one you can’t easily put down. Her life is nothing short of a miracle.”—Chicago Sun-Times There are shelves of memoirs about overcoming the death of a parent, childhood abuse, rape, drug addiction, miscarriage, alcoholism, hustling, gangbanging, near-death injuries, drug dealing, prostitution, and homelessness. Cupcake Brown survived all these things before she’d even turned twenty. And that’s when things got interesting. . . Orphaned by the death of her mother and left in the hands of a sadistic foster parent, young Cupcake Brown learned to survive by turning tricks, downing hard liquor, and ingesting every drug she could find while hitchhiking up and down the California coast. She stumbled into gangbanging, drug dealing, hustling, prostitution, theft, and, eventually, the best scam of all: a series of 9-to-5 jobs. A Piece of Cake is unlike any memoir you’ll ever read. Moving in its frankness, this is the most satisfying, startlingly funny, and genuinely affecting tour through hell you’ll ever take. Praise for A Piece of Cake “[Brown] reflects now with insight and honesty on her experiences. . . . An engaging account . . . of a remarkable life filled with pain and wisdom, hope and redemption.”—San Fracisco Chronicle “Dazzles you with the amazing change that is possible in one lifetime.”—Washington Post