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10 best books of September: the Monitor's picks

Here are the 10 September books most recommended by the Monitor's book critics.

6. "Miss Anne in Harlem," by Carla Kaplan

Why did a certain type of "Miss Anne" (code name for a white woman) find the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and 1930s so alluring? Some seemed hungry for romance, while others sought recognition, and many yearned to join the battle for social justice. Northeastern University professor of American literature Carla Kaplan serves up an intriguing slice of long-overlooked American history with her profiles of six "Miss Annes" who played significant roles in the Harlem of their era.

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