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  • Black Bettyby Walter Mosley

    Washington Square Press 2010; US$ 15.00

    1961: For most black Americans, these were times of hope. For former P.I. Easy Rawlins, Los Angeles's mean streets were never meaner...or more deadly. Ordinarily, Easy would have thrown the two bills in the sleazy shamus' face -- the white man who wanted him to find the notorious Black Betty, an ebony siren whose talent for all things rich and male... more...

  • Getting to Happyby Terry McMillan

    Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 9.99

    In WAITING TO EXHALE, Terry McMillan chronicled the lives and love affairs of women in their mid-thirties, opening up an entirely new literary field and audience for African-American writers. GETTING TO HAPPY, her exuberant and engaging "sequel," revisits the same four spirited women - Savannah, Gloria, Bernadine, and Robin - now catapulted into midlife.Fifteen... more...

  • Heartbreak of a Hustler's Wifeby Nikki Turner

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    Long live the Queen of Hip Hop Lit!    Nikki Turner is back with another explosive, page-turning sequel to her #1 bestselling novels A Hustler?s Wife and Forever a Hustler?s Wife.   Yarni Taylor is a successful corporate attorney who wants nothing more than for her husband, Des, to renounce his hustlin? ways and commit to his life as a... 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...

  • Blackoutby Jerry Lamothe; Anthony Whyte

    Augustus Publishing 2010; US$ 2.95

    It?s August, 2003. All of the Northeast is sweltering, but no place is hotter than Brooklyn, especially the gritty neighborhood known as East Flatbush. Then, in the midst of the heat wave, the unthinkable happens: the power goes out. And stays out. And the longer it?s out, the edgier people get, until finally, edginess gives way to anger. For 48 hours,... more...

  • Midnightby Sister Souljah

    Washington Square Press 2010; US$ 7.99

    A fierce fighter with heart and a powerful mind, Midnight is willing to do anything to defend his family, the women he loves, and his business and property. In this riveting prequel to her urban classic, The Coldest Winter Ever, Sister Souljah reintroduces readers to Ricky Santiago?s strong, humble, and dangerously attractive lieutenant. The intricate... more...

  • 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...

  • The Kidby Sapphire

    Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    Fifteen years after the publication of Push, one year after the Academy Award-winning film adaptation, Sapphire gives voice to Precious's son, Abdul. In The Kid bestselling author Sapphire tells the electrifying story of Abdul Jones, the son of Push's unforgettable heroine, Precious. A story of body and spirit, rooted in the hungers of flesh... more...

  • The Color Purpleby Alice Walker

    Orion 2011; Not Available

    "Dear God: I am fourteen years old. I have always been a good girl. Maybe you can give me a sign letting me know what is happening to me." So begins Alice Walker's poignant novel set in the deep American south between the wars. Celie has been raped by the man she calls her father; her two children have been taken away from her; she has been parted... more...

  • The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittmanby Ernest J. Gaines

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 6.99

    "This is a novel in the guise of the  tape-recorded recollections of a black woman who has  lived 110 years, who has been both a slave and a  witness to the black militancy of the 1960's. In this  woman Ernest Gaines has created a legendary figure,  a woman equipped to stand beside William  Faulkner's Dilsey in The Sound And The  Fury ." Miss Jane... more...