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Lost Restaurants of Jacksonville by Dorothy K. Fletcher(PRINT) The city of Jacksonville has long enjoyed a wondrous array of restaurants with fine cuisine and unique atmospheres. Some of the greatest of those now exist only in memory. Le Chateau, with its elegant patio and seascapes, was a beacon of fine dining. The Rainbow Room at the George Washington Hotel offered a crowded dance floor with its dinner experience. The Green Derby was the hub of passion for fans of Florida and Georgia during one of the fiercest rivalries in college football. Join author Dorothy K. Fletcher as she recalls the history of the city's lost restaurants and reflects on a more gracious time in Jacksonville living.
Four Women by Nikesha Williams(PRINT) What happens to four strangers when the present meets the past and the whole world is watching?This is the story of four women. Soleil St. James, Dawn Anthony, Ebony Jones, and Dr. Jonelle "Johnnie" Edwards all live, work, and love in Jacksonville, Florida. The women from four different backgrounds don't know each other, but when one tragically triumphant event brings their worlds together the women's jobs, relationships, and exponentially budding connections get tested in ways they've never imagined. In a post Ray Rice, Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis, and Michael Brown world, Soleil, Dawn, Ebony and Jonelle all question their place as African-American women. Is the Black woman still the mule of the world? Can justice be served when the suspect is also the victim, and the victim has a hidden criminal history that's never been reported or prosecuted, and whenver faced head on is swept under the rug? In a world where stand your ground is immunity from prosecution for murder, or a license to kill, and domestic violence is scarcely recognized, what options does any one woman have?
Call Number: PS3623.I455F68 2017
Publication Date: 2017-10-24
Jetty Man by G. W. Reynolds(PRINT) A memorable Southern Gothic trilogy in which a sensitive and innocent young man is continually victimized by the arbitrary cruelness and violence of brutal men.
Call Number: PS3568.E888J57 1999
Publication Date: 1999-01-01
Mullet Run by G. W. Reynolds(PRINT) Continuing the story of Jason and the peculiarities of the richly textured Southern hamlet of Mayport. Explore the dark psychological themes of racism in this small community.
Sin City by G. W. Reynolds(PRINT) There have always been innumerable opinions and incessant commentary about the problems with public education. Unfortunately, few of these focus on the real culprits. Most problems come from the homes and are sent to the schools. Educators do not create them. In the mid 1980's, another scourge appeared on the scene in the embodiment of the drug culture, crack cocaine.