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LONG
$ 25.00
TITLE: A LONG WAY FROM HOME
AUTHOR: CONNIE BRISCOE
ISBN#: 0-06-017278-9
PRICE: $25.00
A Long Way From Home is a wonderful celebration of strength and perseverance, and a brilliant song of hope, Connie Briscoe joyfully honors her family, herself and all of us in this wonderful homage to the resilience and courage of the people who made her the woman and writer she is.
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BIBLE
$ 14.00
TITLE: THE POISONWOOD BIBLE
AUTHOR: BARBARA KINGOLVER
ISBN#: 0-06-093053-5
PRICE: $14.00
The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it from garden seeds to Scripture is calamitously transformed on African soil.
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GOOD
$ 12.00
TITLE: THE GOOD
AUTHOR: A.J. VERDELLE
ISBN#: 0-06-097683-7
PRICE: $12.00
Denise Palms, fresh to big city Detroit from rural Virginia, discovers through her friends and teacher the importance of learning "proper" English. While struggling to master language, she watches the limits of her own future lived out in her brothers: David, hardworking and silent, and Luke Edward. In time she questions the legacies of her family and determines beyond great odds her own course for the future.
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WOMEN
$ 11.95
TITLE: THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE
AUTHOR: GLORIA NAYLOR
ISBN#: 0-14-006690-X
PRICE: $11.95
In her heralded first novel, Gloria Naylor weaves the truths and the myths of seven women living in Brewster Place, a bleak inner-city sanctuary, into a powerful, moving portrait of the strengths,struggles,and hopes of black women in today's America.
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HILLS
$ 12.95
TITLE: LINDEN HILLS
AUTHOR: GLORIA NAYLOR
ISBN#: 0-14-008829-6
PRICE: $12.95
A world away from Brewster Place, yet intimately connected to it ,lies Linden Hills. With its showcase home, elegant lawns,and other trappings of wealth,Linden Hills is not unlike other affluent black communities. But residence in this community is indisputable evidence of "making it." Although no one knows what the precise qualifications are,everyone knows that only certain people get to live there ----and that they want to be among them.
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DARK
$ 14.95
TITLE: DARK EROS
AUTHOR: REGINALD MARTIN, Ph.D.
ISBN#: 0-312-19850-7
PRICE: $14.95
The overwhelming power of the erotic imagination is brought to full flower in this masterful collection of African-American writings. With pieces from more than seventy writers, Dark Eros explores the erotic possibilities as imagined and reported by authors both well known and emerging.
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BUTTER
$ 23.95
TITLE: BUTTERSCOTCH BLUES
AUTHOR: MARGARET JOHNSON-HODGE
ISBN#: 0-312-26484-4
PRICE: $23.95
Sandy Hutchinson has skin so dark and chocolately brown, her friends call her "the Black Diva." At the age of thirty four, she and her three girlfriends have shared a tight bond since college, and been through the ups and disappointing downs of dating. With high aspirations about careers and love, they sometimes fall a bit short of their dreams, but nevertheless are always there for one another to offer sympathy and support.
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SEX
$ 23.00
TITLE: SEX and the SINGLE SISTER
AUTHOR: MARYANN REID
ISBN#: 0-312-27498-X
PRICE: $23.00
A fine,ambitious sister on the rise to stardom, junior correspondent to NBC News, Farah's got life right where she wants it...on a string.And she's looking for a quick hook-up, someone who will be the icing on the cake. But this sister's about to learn what happens when you take the fast track to love....
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TRYIN
$ 6.99
TITLE: TRYIN TO SLEEP IN THE BED YOU MADE
AUTHOR: VIRGINIA DEBERRY & DONNA GRANT
ISBN#: 0-312-96313-0
PRICE: $6.99
Gayle Saunders and Patricia Reid were total opposites who chose each other as best friends when they were children. Through the years they were raised together, as close as sisters. Gayle, the beauty pampered by her working class parents, believes a man will make her world complete.
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RIVER
$ 14.95
TITLE: RIVER, CROSS MY HEART
AUTHOR: BREENA CLARKE
ISBN#: 0-316-89998-4
PRICE: $14.95
In scenes alive with emotional truth, this remarkable novel brings to life an entire community----The Georgetown Neighborhood of Washington DC, Circa 1925---as ti weighs the effect of a young girl's tragic death on the people she has left behind.
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WALKIN'
$ 24.95
TITLE: WALKIN' THE DOG
AUTHOR: WALTER MOSLEY
ISBN#: 0-316-96620-7
PRICE: $24.95
"Anyone who has read Mosley's earlier books will be at home here, but others for whom the mystery label has been a turnoff will meet a writer of great acuity and style...by the end of this fine novel we are listening to prose of such deceptive simplicity and fine-hewn poetry that it sings."
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COOKIE
$ 14.00
TITLE: COOKIE CUTTER
AUTHOR: STERLING ANTHONY
ISBN#: 0-345-43568-0
PRICE: $14.00
If you see him, you will not know him. If you greet him, if may be too late. For every image you have of a murderer he will defy it. And he will make you pay. A woman haunted by a tragedy in her own past, homicide lieutenant "Bloody Mary" Cunningham now tracks an elusive killer who, like an apparition,, materializes out of nothing, then escapes into the folds of night.
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BLACK
$ 24.00
TITLE: BLACKGAMMON
AUTHOR: HEATHER NEFF
ISBN#: 0-345-43611-3
PRICE: $24.00
A sweeping, unforgettable debut novel that traces remarkable parallel voyages of self discovery, Blackgammon reveals the intertwined lives of two African American women soul sisters whos vow to stay true to one another will carry them through love, loss and triumph on the way to finding out who they really are… and who they were meant to be.
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TUFF
$ 23.00
TITLE: TUFF
AUTHOR: PAUL BEATTY
ISBN#: 0-375-40122-9
PRICE: $23.00
A blast of satirical heat from the talented heart of black American life, a kind of literary periodic counterpart to hip-hop and standup comedy....rich, raucous, hilarious. If there really were a hip-hop nation, Beatty would be it's poet laureate.....The White Boy Shuffle is a comic novel with a bite like a great white shark. It reopens old wounds so fiendishly that you can't laugh without crying....This is a brave brilliant book.
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EYE
$ 15.00
TITLE: THE BLUEST EYE
AUTHOR:TONI MORRISON
ISBN#: 0-375-41155-0
PRICE: $15.00
Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye is an inquiry into the reasons why beauty gets wasted in this country. The beauty in this case is black. (Ms. Morrison's prose is) so precise, so faithful to speech, and so charged with pain and wonder that the novel becomes poetry.....I have said "poetry", but The Bluest Eye is also history, sociology, folklore, nightmare, and music.
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EMPEROR
$ 26.95
TITLE: THE EMPEROR OF OCEAN PARK
AUTHOR: STEPHEN L . CARTER
ISBN#: 0-375-41363-4
PRICE: $26.95
The Emperor of Ocean Park is set in two privilege worlds: the upper crust African American society of the eastern seaboard---old families who summer on Martha's Vineyard---and the inner circle of an Ivy League law school. It tells the story of a complex family with a single, seductive link to the shadowlands of crime.
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LIFE
$ 13.00
TITLE: A LIFE FOR A LIFE
AUTHOR: Ernest Hill
ISBN#: 0-375-70070-6
PRICE: $13.00
A Life for a Life is a dazzling and profound tale of cosmic fate and social forces, of violence and forgiveness . With this novel Ernest Hill clearly establishes himself as one of our finest writers. From a tale of tutiful, and utterly amoral Deborah Caughlin Kelly. But one night, in the prime existence, he hears the moon talking to him on the terrace of a fashionable that infinitely seductive voice that Rojack murders his wife.
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CHILD
$ 12.00
TITLE: THE SEVENTH CHILD
AUTHOR: ERNEST J. GAINES
ISBN#: 0-375-70270-9
PRICE: $12.00
Meet Freddie Mac Baster: 75 years old, strong, compassionate, hauntingly wise. A woman who grew up in poverty, the seventh of eight children, at the height of Jim Crow. A woman who picked cotton, worked in a factory, and raised the child sentenced to death.
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JUNE
$ 14.00
TITLE: JUNETEENTH
AUTHOR: RALPH ELLISON
ISBN#: 0-375-70754-9
PRICE: $14.00
Ralph Ellison, author of the classic novel of African American experience, Invisible Man, the long awaited second great narrative. Here is Ellison, the master of American vernacular--the preacher's hyperbole and the politician's, the rhythms of jazz and gospel and ordinary speech--at the height of his powers, telling a powerful, evocative tal e of a prodigal of the twentieth century.
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EASIER
$ 6.99
TITLE: EASIER TO KILL
AUTHOR: VALERIE WILSON WESLEY
ISBN#: 0-380-72910-5
PRICE: $6.99
Tamara Hayle and her latest client, popular radio personality Mandy Magic, share the same roots - both grew up in the hardscrabble projects on one of the meanest streets in Newark. But that's where their common past ends. Mandy Magic is rich, famous and stalked by a
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FINDING
$ 12.50
TITLE: FINDING MAKEBA
AUTHOR: ALEXS D. PATE
ISBN#: 0-380-73152-5
PRICE: $12.50
Ben looked up from the letter his daughter's eyes. He thought about the agonizing he had spent trying to feel her presence. How he had been driven mad by her absence, his absence. How he had slowly taught himself to live without her. From safety to terror and back again. He had come the full distance and, like Odysseus, washed up on the shores of sanity again. And he had the golden fleece.
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ILEFT
$ 13.00
TITLE: I LEFT MY BACK DOOR OPEN
AUTHOR: APRIL SINCLAIR
ISBN#: 0-380-73280-7
PRICE: $13.00
A n inspiring yarn & light and quick and packed with enough issues to keep a day time host busy. Any sister who felt unlucky in love will identify with Sinclairs smooth written tale.
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TELL
$ 5.99
TITLE: TELL ME I'M DREAMIN'
AUTHOR: EBONI SNOE
ISBN#: 0-380-79562-0
PRICE: $5.99
Nadine Clayton was tired of being the wall flower at every party! Brought up by a loving but strict grandma, she'd hidden behind her thick glasses for too long, while life---and especially romance--passed her by. So she tossed out her frumpy clothier, let down her hair, and took off for an island paradise. Who Knew? Maybe she'd meet a handsome, mysterious sranger...like Ulysses Deane.
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PASSING
$ 12.00
TITLE: PASSING
AUTHOR: PATRICIA JONES
ISBN#: 0-380-80585-5
PRICE: $12.00
"Like a glass of lemonade that is both sweet and tart, writer Patricia Jones mixes up a refreshing blend of deep emotion and raw truth, tempered by a grounded dose of wisdom. To Lila Giles, the term "Passing" refers to those pale-hued folks who take advantage of their creamy shade by crossing into the white world."
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STILL
$ 25.00
TITLE: AND STILL WE RISE
AUTHOR: MILES CORWIN
ISBN#: 0-380-97650-1
PRICE: $25.00
This is a book as penetrating as it is brilliantly told. Miles Corwin has recorded, like a camera moving through series of rooms, the human meaning of the lives he observed. What a stunning accomplishment.