Explore three multigenerational novels by acclaimed writers: Jimin Han, whose book The Apology has been named a Most Anticipated Book by Shondaland, Lit Hub, Vanity Fair, and more; New York Times bestselling author Denene Millner, whose book One Blood sweeps across significant eras in Black American history; and Idra Novey’s Take What You Need, named best book of the year by The New Yorker, L.A. Times, Boston Globe, NPR, and The Guardian.
From a 105-year-old South Korean woman who receives an unexpected letter before meeting the afterlife; to three generations of women whose stories span the Great Migration, the Civil Rights era, and continual cries for equality in the early 2000s; to the parallel lives of an Appalachian woman and her beloved but estranged stepdaughter, these novels explore the meaning of legacy.
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