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Jacob Vaark & wife Rebekka live on farm in NY/own slave girl Florens/Native American Lina/Rebekka came from Europe to marry Jacob w/out meeting him/their children die/set in 16922008
3rd in trilogy/author wanted to call it 'War'/famous first line 'They shoot the white girl first'/set in Ruby, OK all black town founded in 19501997
Set in the Bottom (mostly black neighborhood in OH)/title character is friends w/Nel as children but has affair w/her husband Jude later/Shadrak celebrates Nat'l Suicide Day1973
Tells of several women including Christine (granddaughter) & Heed (widow) & their relationship to dead hotel owner Bill Cosey/Junior is medium who connects Cosey to the living2003
Sethe escapes from slavery in KY to OH but when a posse comes to return her, she kills her daughter/years later a woman presumed to be the dead daughter comes to haunt her1987
Frank Money (24 yr old African-American Korean War vet)/experiences 1 yr after discharge from integrated Army to segregated homeland2012
'Milkman' Dead III/nicknamed b/c of breastfeeding/Ruth (mother) & Macon (father) have bad relationship/friend Guitar tries to kill him/sisters Pilate, First Corinthians, & Lena1977
2nd book in trilogy/set in 1920's Harlem/Joe Trace murders lover Dorcas & his wife Violet stabs her with knife at her funeral/Golden Gray, Alice Manfred, Felice1992
Jadine is beautiful Black American Sorbonne grad cared for by Streets (wealthy white fam)/Son is poor Black Amer. who meets Jadine in Caribbean/love affair, come to US & struggle1981
Author's first novel. Narrated from the viewpoint of Claudia MacTeer who deals with the black Pecola who develops an inferiority complex and wants to be white with blue eyes1970

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