Changó’s Beads and Two-Tone Shoes

By William Kennedy. Publisher: Viking


Kennedy, the bard of Albany, is back with a jazzy, seductive, historically anchored novel of politics, race, and revolution, featuring journalist Daniel Quinn; Renata, a gorgeous Cuban gunrunner; and civil rights activists.




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Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books
The Adult Books editors have selected the following titles as representative of the year’s outstanding books for public-library collections. Our scope has been intentionally broad, and we have attempted to find books that combine literary, intellectual, and aesthetic excellence with popular appeal.
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