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Old 06-02-2011, 08:56 AM   #1
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What new authors have you read in 2011, a new author for purpose of this thread has published his/her first novel within the past two years?
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Wench: A Novel, by Dolen Perkins-Valdez
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Four slave women accompany their masters to a resort in the free state of Ohio in the mid-1850s. Lizzie actually loves Drayle, the father of her two children—a brown-skinned boy named for his father and a girl white enough to pass. Reenie is the half sister of her owner, a cruel man who passes her along to the resort manager. Sweet is pregnant and has a relatively amiable relationship with her master, while Mawu is a wild red-haired woman bent on freedom from a cruel and violent owner. Frustrations mount as they consider their options, tempted to take advantage of the help offered by free blacks and a Quaker woman. But they are guilt-ridden about the prospect of leaving their children behind. The women rely on each other for support as they come together for three summers, catching up on their lives of woe and occasional joy. Drawing on research about the resort that eventually became the first black college, Wilberforce University, the novel explores the complexities of relationships in slavery and the abiding comfort of women’s friendships. --Vanessa Bush
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the two that come to mind are:
The Sherlockian by Graham Moore - there are so many Sherlock spin-offs, but this one is unique because it focuses on Arthur Conan Doyle and a contemporary mystery.

Hounded: The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne - Excellent urban fantasy novel. Book two is coming out in a few days.
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