Essex Public Library

Diversity in Fiction 2020

2020 may have been the worst year, but it brought us some really excellent books. Our favorite books of the year include a bunch of great novels from authors with diverse outlooks and backgrounds. We encourage you to explore these great new fiction titles if you’re looking to diversify your reading list in the new year.

Book CoverBlacktop Wasteland

by S.A. Cosby

Book CoverThe Only Good Indians

by Stephen Graham Jones

Book CoverPride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors 

by Sonali Dev

Book CoverGet a Life, Chloe Brown 

by Talia Hibbert

Book CoverParty of Two

by Jasmine Guillory

Book CoverDeacon King Kong

by James McBride

The Vanishing Half 

By Brit Bennett

Transcendent Kingdom

by Yaa Gyasi


by Julia Alvarez

Book CoverThe Death of Vivek Oji 

by Akwaeke Emezi

Book CoverMexican Gothic 

by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Book CoverThe Vanished Birds 

by Simon Jimenez

Book CoverTies that Tether 

by Jane Igharo

Book CoverLeave the World Behind

by Rumaan Alam


  • Hours

    Monday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Thursday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Friday: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Sunday: Closed

  • Location

    Essex Public Library
    117 North Church Lane
    Tappahannock, VA 22560

    Phone: 804-443-4945

  • About Essex County

    Essex County

    Town of Tappahannock

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