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  • The Coldest Winter Everby Sister Souljah

    Washington Square Press 2010; US$ 7.99

    Renowned hip-hop artist, writer, and activist Sister Souljah brings the streets of New York to life in a powerful and utterly unforgettable first novel. I came busting into the world during one of New York's worst snowstorms, so my mother named me Winter. Ghetto-born, Winter is the young, wealthy daughter of a prominent Brooklyn drug-dealing family.... more...

  • Giovanni's Roomby James Baldwin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 14.00

    Set in the 1950s Paris of American expatriates, liaisons, and violence, a young man finds himself caught between desire and conventional morality. With a sharp, probing imagination, James Baldwin's now-classic narrative delves into the mystery of loving and creates a moving, highly controversial story of death and passion that reveals the unspoken... more...

  • For Your Loveby Beverly Jenkins

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 11.99

    NAACP nominee and bestselling author Beverly Jenkins returns to Henry Adams, Kansas?an unforgettable place that anyone would want to call home?with a story of family, friends, and the powerful forces from our past that can irrevocably shape our future. Mayor Trent July and his wife Lily are enjoying life as newlyweds and embracing the challenges... more...

  • The Selloutby Paul Beatty

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 26.99

    A biting satire about a young man's isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court, Paul Beatty's The Sellout showcases a comic genius at the top of his game. It challenges the sacred tenets of the United States Constitution, urban life, the civil rights movement, the father-son relationship, and the holy grail of racial... more...

  • Little Scarletby Walter Mosley

    Little, Brown and Company 2004; US$ 9.99

    Walter Mosley delivers at last the compelling master work everyone's been waiting for--a novel so intriguing, so soulful, so unstoppably dramatic that it will rank among the classic mysteries of our time. At the height of the riots that cripple LA in the summer of 1965, a white man is pulled from his car by a mob and escapes into a nearby apartment... more...

  • Song Yet Sungby James McBride

    Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    From the New York Times bestselling author of The Good Lord Bird , winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction. In the days before the Civil War, a runaway slave named Liz Spocott breaks free from her captors and escapes into the labyrinthine swamps of Maryland?s eastern shore, setting loose a drama of violence and hope among slave catchers,... more...

  • Open Cityby Teju Cole

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    A New York Times Notable Book ? One of the ten top novels of the year ? Time and NPR   NAMED A BEST BOOK ON MORE THAN TWENTY END-OF-THE-YEAR LISTS, INCLUDING The New Yorker ? The Atlantic ? The Economist ? Newsweek /The Daily Beast ? The New Republic ? New York Daily News ? Los Angeles Times ? The Boston Globe ? The Seattle... more...

  • Invisible Manby Ralph Ellison

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95

    Invisible Man is a milestone in American literature, a book that has continued to engage readers since its appearance in 1952. A first novel by an unknown writer, it remained on the bestseller list for sixteen weeks, won the National Book Award for fiction, and established Ralph Ellison as one of the key writers of the century. The nameless narrator... more...

  • A Gathering of Old Menby Ernest J. Gaines

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 13.00

    Set on a Louisiana sugarcane plantation in the 1970s, A Gathering of Old Men is a powerful depiction of racial tensions arising over the death of a Cajun farmer at the hands of a black man. "Poignant, powerful, earthy...a novel of Southern racial confrontation in which a group of elderly black men band together against whites who seek vengeance... more...

  • The Color Purpleby Alice Walker

    Open Road Media 2011; US$ 14.99

    Now a Broadway musical starring Cynthia Erivo, Jennifer Hudson, and Danielle Brooks: Alice Walker?s Pulitzer Prize?winning masterpiece, a powerful novel of courage in the face of oppression   Celie has grown up in rural Georgia, navigating a childhood of ceaseless abuse. Not only is she poor and despised by the society around her, she?s badly... more...