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  • Song of Solomonby Kendra Norman-Bellamy

    Kensington 2014; US$ 6.99

    At age forty-five, Dr. Neil Taylor is an eligible bachelor, living a seemingly satisfied existence as a deacon of his church and director of Kingdom Builder's Academy. Despite outward appearances, however, Neil harbors secret pains that have caused him to erect a well-constructed wall of defense around his heart. Everything changes when Shaylynn Ford,... more...

  • The Known Worldby Edward P. Jones

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.74

    From Edward P. Jones comes one of the most acclaimed novels in recent memory—winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction. The Known World tells the story of Henry Townsend, a black farmer and former slave who falls under the tutelage of William Robbins, the most powerful man in Manchester County,... more...

  • A Lesson Before Dyingby Ernest J. Gaines

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2004; US$ 14.00

    From the author of  A Gathering of Old Men  and  The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman  comes a deep and compassionate novel, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. A young man who returns to 1940s Cajun country to teach visits a black youth on death row for a crime he didn't commit. Together they come to understand the heroism of resisting. ... more...

  • Native Sonby Richard Wright

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99

    Right from the start, Bigger Thomas had been headed for jail. It could have been for assault or petty larceny; by chance, it was for murder and rape. Native Son tells the story of this young black man caught in a downward spiral after he kills a young white woman in a brief moment of panic. Set in Chicago in the 1930s, Wright's powerful novel is... more...

  • The Twelve Tribes of Hattieby Ayana Mathis

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.95

    The newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection.   The arrival of a major new voice in contemporary fiction.    A debut of extraordinary distinction: Ayana Mathis tells the story of the children of the Great Migration through the trials of one unforgettable family. In 1923, fifteen-year-old Hattie Shepherd flees Georgia and settles in Philadelphia,... more...

  • Homeby Toni Morrison

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 14.00

    The latest novel from Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison. An angry and self-loathing veteran of the Korean War, Frank Money finds himself back in racist America after enduring trauma on the front lines that left him with more than just physical scars. His home--and himself in it--may no longer be as he remembers it, but Frank is shocked out of his crippling... more...

  • Flyy Girlby Omar Tyree

    Simon & Schuster 2001; US$ 8.99

    From a fresh new voice with talent to burn comes this brash bitter sweet novel about Tracy Ellison, a young girl with knockout looks, slanted hazel eyes, tall hair, and attitude, as she comes of age during the hip-hop era. Motivated by the material life, Tracy, her friends, and the young men who will do anything to get next to them are plunged into... more...

  • Just Say No!by Omar Tyree

    Simon & Schuster 2001; US$ 9.99

    Omar Tyree, New York Times and Blackboard bestselling author and winner of the 2001 NAACP Image Award for literary fiction, delivers a powerful story of two childhood friends lured into the sex, drugs, money, and madness of R&B stardom. Darin Harmon and John Williams, two good church boys from Charlotte, North Carolina, have been best friends... more...

  • The Dying Groundby Nichelle D. Tramble

    Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 11.65

    Billy: dead. Felicia: missing. None of the words made sense together, but the doom I'd expected announced itself. I felt iron in my mouth, like I'd gargled with pennies, a taste like blood, a bitter taste that always followed bad news. The setting is Oakland, 1989; the crack epidemic is at its height and turf wars are brewing. Maceo Redfield, currently... more...

  • The Haunting of Hip Hopby Bertice Berry

    Crown/Archetype 2002; US$ 15.00

    A ghost story with a beat . . . Bertice Berry follows her finely pitched Blackboard bestselling debut novel, Redemption Song, with a mesmerizing cautionary tale about urban hip hop culture. In ancient West Africa, the drum was more than a musical instrument, it was a vehicle of communication–it conveyed information, told stories, and passed on... more...