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Clint Smith and Gabriela Garcia

This month on the Gulf Coast Life Book Club, we hear from two New York Times bestselling authors. Clint Smith visited former plantations, current prisons, Thomas Jefferson's home, and more to investigate America’s slave-owning past. His fascinating book is called How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America.

Carletta Girma
Author Clint Smith
photo by Andria Lo
Author Gabriela Garcia

Gabriela Garcia’s novel Of Women and Salt traces five generations of women—from 19th century Cuba to present day Miami and Mexico. Garcia’s work as a migrant justice organizer influenced this vibrant book.

Buy the books! Clint Smith likes Loyalty Bookstores in Washington, D.C. They will ship you a signed copy. Gabriela Garcia is a fan of Books and Books in Miami. They will ship you a copy quickly! Please shop at independent bookstores.