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Saving Ruby King
Saving Ruby King

When Ruby King's mother is found murdered in their home in Chicago's South Side, the police dismiss it as another act of…

Real Life

Wallace is an introverted African-American transplant from Alabama. A series of confrontations with colleagues, and an…

Everywhere You Don't Belong
Everywhere You Don't Belong

A darkly funny and heartfelt debut novel about what it means to grow up young and black on the south side of Chicago when…

The Coyotes of Carthage
The Coyotes of Carthage

Dre Ross has one more shot. Despite being a successful political consultant, his aggressive tactics have put him on thin…

The Awkward Black Man
The Awkward Black Man

In The Awkward Black Man, Mosley overturns the stereotypes that corral black male characters and paints subtle,…

Intimations
Intimations

Written during the early months of lockdown, Intimations explores ideas and questions prompted by an unprecedented…

The Death of Vivek Oji

One afternoon, in a town in southeastern Nigeria, a mother opens her front door to discover her son's body, wrapped in…

Love After Love
Love After Love

After Betty Ramdin's husband dies, she invites a colleague, Mr. Chetan, to move in with her and her son, Solo. Over time…

Tiny Imperfections
Tiny Imperfections

At thirty-nine, Josie Bordelon's modeling career as the "it" black beauty of the '90s is far behind her. Now director of…

My Mother's House
My Mother's House

When Lucien flees Haiti with his wife and their three children to New York City, he does so hoping for reinvention and…

The Business of Lovers
The Business of Lovers

All is fair in love and lust in New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey's tale of two brothers, four women,…

The House of Deep Water
The House of Deep Water

River Bend, Michigan, is the kind of small town most can't imagine leaving, but three women couldn't wait to escape. When…

Little Family
Little Family

A powerful novel about young people living at the margins of society, struggling to replace the homes they have lost with…

Telephone
Telephone

After an unsuccessful field trip to the desert, geologist-slash-paleobiologist Zach Wells returns home to find that his…

Afropessimism

An unparalleled account of Blackness, combining trenchant philosophy with lyrical memoir.

Me and White Supremacy

This new edition teaches readers how to dismantle the privilege within themselves so that they can stop (often…

So We Can Glow

Forty-two short stories exposing the glossy and matte hearts of girls and women in moments of obsessive desire and…

Africaville
Africaville

Set in a small Nova Scotia town settled by former slaves, [the novel] depicts several generations of one family bound…

The Deep
The Deep

The water-breathing descendants of African slave women tossed overboard have built their own underwater society-and must…

The Old Drift
The Old Drift

Exploding with color and energy, The Old Drift is a testament to our yearning to create and cross borders, and a…

The Vain Conversation
The Vain Conversation

The lynching of two couples in 1946 Georgia told by three characters who experience it: Victim, Bertrand Johnson, witness…

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