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  • Tempest Risingby Diane McKinney-Whetstone

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 9.99

    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...

  • Trading Dreams at Midnightby Diane McKinney-Whetstone

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    Neena's mother, Freeda, disappeared on a cold February morning in 1984, leaving the fifteen-year-old Neena and her younger sister, Tish, in the care of Nan, their stern grandmother. Two decades later, Neena?no longer living in Philadelphia?supports herself by blackmailing married men. Returning to her childhood home when a sting goes terribly wrong,... more...

  • Basketball Jonesby E. Lynn Harris

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 14.95

    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$ 15.95

    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$ 13.00

    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...

  • Ghetto Superstarby Nikki Turner

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 14.00

    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...

  • Pecking Orderby Omar Tyree

    Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 15.00

    New York Times bestselling author Omar Tyree continues to write captivating novels with Pecking Order, the tale of an ambitious young accountant, Ivan Davis, who jumps into the high-stakes racket of industry promotions and celebrity parties in Southern California. Starting with a simple plan to promote business network events among the rich,... more...

  • A Father's Lawby Richard Wright

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    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...

  • In the Falling Snowby Caryl Phillips

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    From one of our most admired fiction writers: the searing story of breakdown and recovery in the life of one man and of a society moving from one idea of itself to another.   Keith?born in England in the early 1960s to immigrant West Indian parents but primarily raised by his white stepmother?is a social worker heading a Race Equality unit in London... more...