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  • Tempest Risingby Diane McKinney-Whetstone

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99

    Set in west Philadelphia in the early sixties, Tempest Rising tells the story of three sisters, Bliss, Victoria, and Shern, budding adolescents raised in a world of financial privilege among the upper-black-class. But their lives quickly unravel as their father's lucrative catering business collapses. He disappears and is presumed dead, and their... more...

  • Ghetto Superstarby Nikki Turner

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 9.99

    BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Nikki Turner's Heartbreak of a Hustler's Wife. The reigning queen of hip-hop lit, Nikki Turner, takes on the music biz in this tale of a young woman who risks everything to be a superstar. Fabiola Mays was born to sing. She has a voice like honey and a body to match, but one heartbreaking setback... more...

  • Basketball Jonesby E. Lynn Harris

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 11.99

    AJ Richardson is living the good life. Thanks to his longtime lover, NBA star Dray Jones, he has a gorgeous townhouse in New Orleans, plenty of frequent-flier miles, and an MBA he?s never had to use. Built on a deep and abiding love, their hidden relationship sustains them both. But when Dray?s teammates begin to ask insinuating questions, Dray puts... more...

  • Life is Short But Wideby J. California Cooper

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 11.99

    Like the small towns J. California Cooper has so vividly portrayed in her previous novels, Wideland, Oklahoma, is home to ordinary Americans with big hearts. Among them are newlyweds Irene and Val, who graciously allow their neighbors, Bertha and Joseph, to build a house on their land. Together the couples have three daughters, all who struggle to... more...

  • Clotelby William Wells Brown; M. Giulia Fabi

    Penguin Group US 2003; US$ 11.99

    First published in December 1853, Clotel was written amid then unconfirmed rumors that Thomas Jefferson had fathered children with one of his slaves. The story begins with the auction of his mistress, here called Currer, and their two daughters, Clotel and Althesa. The Virginian who buys Clotel falls in love with her, gets her pregnant, seems to... more...

  • The Untellingby Tayari Jones

    Grand Central Publishing 2007; US$ 9.99

    Aria Jackson lived through the car crash that killed her father and brother when she was nine. At 25 she begins to unearth secrets about family, friends, her past, and her altered reality in this journey through truth and forgiveness. more...

  • A Father's Lawby Richard Wright

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.99

    Never before published, the final work of one of America's greatest writers A Father's Law is the novel Richard Wright, acclaimed author of Black Boy and Native Son , never completed. Written during a six-week period near the end of his life, it appears in print for the first time, an important addition to this American master's body of work,... more...

  • Some Things I Never Thought I'd Doby Pearl Cleage

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 11.99

    With the unique blend of truth and humor that made her first novel, What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day . . ., a huge bestseller, Pearl Cleage returns with an extraordinary novel that is rich in character, steeped in sisterhood, and bursting with unexpected love . . . and maybe just a little magic. Depending on the time of day, Regina Burns... more...

  • Leaving Atlantaby Tayari Jones

    Grand Central Publishing 2009; US$ 9.99

    An award-winning author makes her fiction debut with this coming-of-age story of three young black children set against the backdrop of the Atlanta child murders of 1979. more...

  • Angel of Harlemby Kuwana Haulsey

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 11.99

    Inspired by the extraordinary events of Dr. May Chinn?s life, Angel of Harlem is a deeply affecting story of love and transcendence. Weaving seamlessly scenes from the battlefields of the Civil War, during which her father escaped from slavery, to the Harlem living rooms and kitchen tables where May is sometimes forced to operate on her patients,... more...