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Fire In The Streets by Kekla Magoonย 


Fire In The Streets by Kekla Magoon 


What means more, shared values or shared blood? Maxieโ€™s choice changes everything in this acclaimed companion to The Rock and the River. 

Bad things happen in the heat, they say. 

Maxie knows all about how fire can erupt at a momentโ€™s notice, especially now, in the sweltering Chicago summer of 1968. She is a Black Pantherโ€”or at least she wants to be one. Maxie believes in the movement. She wants to belong. She wants to join the struggle. But everyone keeps telling her sheโ€™s too young. At fourteen, sheโ€™s allowed to help out in the office, but she certainly canโ€™t help patrol the streets. Then Maxie realizes that there is a traitor in their midst, and if she can figure out who it is, it may be her ticket to becoming a real Panther. But when she learns the truth, the knowledge threatens to destroy her world. Maxie must decide: Is becoming a Panther worth paying the ultimate price? 

Ten Days by Janet Gilsdorf ๐Ÿ“•๐Ÿ“˜


Ten Days by Janet Gilsdorf 

In a riveting debut novel infused with uncommon insight, Janet Gilsdorf draws readers into an unforgettable story of love, heartache, family, and renewal.
After six years of marriage, Anna and Jake Campbell have settled into a routine of daily responsibility and familiar comforts. The demands of raising two small childrenโ€”three-year-old Chris and baby Eddieโ€”take a toll, especially combined with Jakeโ€™s schedule as an orthopedic surgeon. But together, cautious Anna and calm, optimistic Jake negotiate, sometimes gracefully, sometimes not so much, every obstacle that comes their way. Until the night Eddie gets sick.
When Anna phones Jake at work to seek advice, he reassures her that Eddie has just caught her cold. But with the morning light comes the terrible realization that her baby is seriously ill. Guilt-ridden, deeply angry, and shell-shocked, Anna spends bottomless hours alone in the ICU where Eddie teeters on between life and death. In the days that follow Eddieโ€™s diagnosis, grief gives way to recrimination and accusations. Anna, focused only on her younger son, ignores Chrisโ€™s need for attention, while Jake is drawn to an old temptation. And the six steady years Anna and Jake have spent togetherโ€”years of give and take, hope and hardship, inside jokes and shared memoriesโ€”seem suddenly fragile and fleeting.
Ten Days is a beautifully written and compelling story of the simple, momentary choices that come to shape our lives, of love tested to the limit, and of the myriad small triumphs that can become our greatest joys.