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The Emperor of Ocean Park The Emperor of Ocean Park
By Carter, Stephen L.
2002-06 - Alfred A. Knopf
9780375413636 Check our catalog

Black Caucus of the American Library Association Literary_award (2003)

An extraordinary fiction debut: a large, stirring novel of suspense that is, at the same time, a work of brilliantly astute social observation." The Emperor of Ocean Park is set in two privileged 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 …More

Liar's Game Liar's Game
By Dickey, Eric Jerome
2000-07 - Dutton Books
9780525944836 Check our catalog

The bestselling author of "Milk in My Coffee" and "Cheaters" delivers a sexy new novel of love and lies in L.A. Brimming with contemporary issues, steamy romance, stinging betrayal, and sweet redemption, "Liar's Game" is about two lovers who confront painful truths about their pasts and open their hearts to each other with a new honesty. …More

Acacia: Book One: The War with the Mein Acacia: Book One: The War with the Mein
By Durham, David Anthony
2007-06 - Doubleday Books
9780385506069 Check our catalog

"Acacia" offers a thrilling work of literary imagination that creates an all-enveloping and mythic world. Durham has written a timeless tale of heroism and betrayal, of treachery and revenge, of primal wrongs and ultimate redemption. …More

A History of the African-American People (Proposed) by Strom Thurmond A History of the African-American People (Proposed) by Strom Thurmond
By Everett, Percival
As Told to Kincaid, James R.
2004-04 - Akashic Books
9781888451573 Check our catalog

In this fictitious and satirical chronicle, veteran authors Everett and Kincaid present an uproarious send-up of one of America's most controversial icons. …More

The Known World The Known World
By Jones, Edward P.
2003-08 - Amistad Press
9780060557546 Check our catalog

ALA Notable Books (2004), Black Caucus of the American Library Association Literary_award (2004), Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers (2004), International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award (2005), National Book Awards (2003), National Book Critics Circle Award (2003), Pulitzer Prize (2004)

Henry Townsend, a black bootmaker and former slave in antebellum Virginia, becomes a proprietor of his own plantation--as well as his own slaves. This modern masterpiece explores what happens when …More

Miracle at St. Anna Miracle at St. Anna
By McBride, James
2003-01 - Turtleback Books
9780606064422 Check our catalog

From the author of the bestseller "The Color of Water" comes a tale of courage and redemption inspired by the famed Buffalo soldiers of the 92nd Division, and a little known historic event in a small Tuscan village at the end of World War II. …More

Them Them
By McCall, Nathan
2008-04 - Center Point Large Print
9781602851696 Check our catalog

The author of the bestselling memoir "Makes Me Wanna Holler" presents a profound debut novel that captures the dynamics of class and race in todays urban communities. …More

Emotions Emotions
By McCann, Timmothy B.
2002-04 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9781575667850 Check our catalog

McCann delivers a truly satisfying novel revolving around Joi Weston, a beautiful TV star, and Philip Evans, the Florida businessman for whom she has given up her glamorous Hollywood career. …More

The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat
By Moore, Edward Kelsey
2013-03 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780307959928 Check our catalog

Black Caucus of the American Library Association Literary_award (2014)

Told with wit, style, and compassion, this is the story of friendship among three women weathering the ups and downs of life in a small Midwestern town. Sitting at the same table for almost 40 years, Odette, Clarice, and Barbara Jean will be friends forever. …More

Devil in a Blue Dress Devil in a Blue Dress
By Mosley, Walter
1990-06 - W. W. Norton & Company
9780393028546 Check our catalog

Shamus Award (1991)

Devil in a Blue Dress honors the tradition of the classic American detective novel by bestowing on it a vivid social canvas and the freshest new voice in crime writing in years, mixing the hard-boiled poetry of Raymond Chandler with the racial realism of Richard Wright to explosive effect. …More

Fortunate Son Fortunate Son
By Mosley, Walter
2006-04 - Little Brown and Company
9780316114714 Check our catalog

Black Caucus of the American Library Association Literary_award (2007)

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In this riveting story of modern-day resilience and redemption, the "New York Times" bestselling author crafts a work about two boys, one ensconced in a life of privilege and the other in a life of hardship. …More

For the Love of Money For the Love of Money
By Tyree, Omar
2000-08 - Simon & Schuster
9780684872919 Check our catalog

Tracy Ellison, the sizzling heroine of the bestselling "Flyy Girl" returns in an eye-opening and sharply crafted sequel from "one of the hottest young black male novelists in a long time" (Rosalyn McMillan). …More

The Preacher's Son The Preacher's Son
By Weber, Carl
2005-01 - Kensington Publishing Corporation
9780758207159 Check our catalog

The critically acclaimed, #1 "Essence" bestselling author of "Player Haters" serves up his most powerful novel to date: a revelatory chronicle of an esteemed church family that has a whole lot of repenting to do. …More

Apex Hides the Hurt Apex Hides the Hurt
By Whitehead, Colson
2006-03 - Doubleday Books
9780385507950 Check our catalog

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From the MacArthur and Whiting Award-winning author of John Henry Days comes a new, brisk, comic tour de force about identity, history, and the adhesive bandage industry. …More

Philadelphia Fire Philadelphia Fire
By Wideman, John Edgar
2005-01 - Mariner Books
9780618509645 Check our catalog

From "one of America's premier writers of fiction" (New York Times) comes this novel inspired by the 1985 police bombing of a West Philadelphia row house owned by the back-to-nature, Afrocentric cult known as Move. The bombing killed eleven people and started a fire that destroyed sixty other houses. At the center of the story is Cudjoe, a writer and exile who returns to his old neighborhood after …More