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  • Beloved

    by Toni Morrison ...
    series Vintage International
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the acclaimed Nobel Prize winner—an unflinchingly look into the abyss of slavery. This spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby.Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Homegoing

    A novel

    by Yaa Gyasi ...
    A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK • Ghana, eighteenth century: two half sisters are born into different villages, each unaware of the other. One will marry an Englishman and lead a life of comfort in the palatial rooms of the Cape Coast Castle. The other will be captured in a raid on her village, imprisoned in the very same castle, and sold into slavery.One of Oprah’s Best Books of the Year and a PEN ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • In Every Mirror She's Black

    A Novel

    As seen in Vulture, Essence, Good Morning America, The Independent, Goodreads, PureWow, and many more!"A sexy, surprising, searing debut about love, loss, desire, and the many dimensions of Black womanhood."—Deesha Philyaw, 2020 National Book Award Finalist & award-winning author of The Secret Lives of Church LadiesAn arresting debut for anyone looking for insight into what it me... ... Read more

    $10.69 USD $1.99 USD

  • Such a Fun Age

    by Kiley Reid ...
    A Best Book of the Year:The Washington Post • Chicago Tribune • NPR • Vogue• Elle • Real Simple • InStyle • Good Housekeeping • Parade • Slate • Vox • Kirkus Reviews • Library Journal • BookPageLonglisted for the 2020 Booker PrizeAn Instant New York Times BestsellerA Reese's Book Club Pick"The most provocative page-turner of the year." --Entertainmen... ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Sweetness of Water (Oprah's Book Club)

    A Novel

    by Nathan Harris ...
    **AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER / AN OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICKONE OF PRESIDENT OBAMA’S FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2021Winner of the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary ExcellenceLonglisted for the Man Booker PrizeLonglisted for the 2022 Carnegie Medal for ExcellenceLonglisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize**In the spirit of The Known World and The Underground Railroad, “a miraculous deb.. ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • My Monticello

    Fiction

    “A badass debut by any measure**—**nimble, knowing, and electrifying.” **—**Colson Whitehead, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Nickel Boys and Harlem Shuffle"...'My Monticello' is, quite simply, an extraordinary debut from a gifted writer with an unflinching view of history and what may come of it." — The Washington PostA young woman descended from Tho... ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Yonder

    A Novel

    by Jabari Asim ...
    The Water Dancer meets The Prophets in this spare, gripping, and beautifully rendered novel exploring love and friendship among a group of enslaved Black strivers in the mid-19th century.They call themselves the Stolen. Their owners call them captives. They are taught their captors’ tongues and their beliefs but they have a language and rituals all their own.In a world that would be allegorical if ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Telephone

    A Novel

    **FINALIST FOR THE 2021 PULITZER PRIZE IN FICTIONAn astonishing new novel of loss and grief from “one of our culture’s preeminent novelists” (Los Angeles Times)**Zach Wells is a perpetually dissatisfied geologist-slash-paleobiologist. Expert in a very narrow area—the geological history of a cave forty-four meters above the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon—he is a laconic man who plays chess with ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Middle Passage

    It is 1830. Rutherford Calhoun, a newly treed slave and irrepressible rogue, is desperate to escape unscrupulous bill collectors and an impending marriage to a priggish schoolteacher. He jumps aboard the first boat leaving New Orleans, the Republic, a slave ship en route to collect members of a legendary African tribe, the Allmuseri. Thus begins a daring voyage of horror and self-discovery.Peopled ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Bluest Eye

    by Toni Morrison ...
    series Vintage International
    NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The acclaimed Nobel Prize winner powerfully examines our obsession with beauty and conformity—and asks questions about race, class, and gender with her characteristic subtly and grace.In Morrison’s bestselling first novel, Pecola Breedlove—an 11-year-old Black girl in an America whose love for its blond, blue-eyed children can devastate all others—prays for her eyes to turn ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Final Revival of Opal & Nev

    by Dawnie Walton ...
    An electrifying novel about the meteoric rise of an iconic interracial rock duo in the 1970s, their sensational breakup, and the dark secrets unearthed when they try to reunite decades later for one last tour.A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BUZZ PICKNAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2021 BY BARACK OBAMA * THE WASHINGTON POST *NPR* ESQUIRE * ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY * GOODREADS * THE MILLIONS * READER’S DIGEST * ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $6.99 USD

  • The Personal Librarian

    **The Instant New York Times Bestseller! A Good Morning America* Book Club Pick!Named one of the Best Books of the Year by The Washington Post“Historical fiction at its best!”*A remarkable novel about J. P. Morgan’s personal librarian, Belle da Costa Greene, the Black American woman who was forced to hide her true identity and pass as white in order to leave a lasting legacy that enriched our ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Fifteen Dogs

    by Andre Alexis ...
    An utterly convincing and moving look at the beauty and perils of consciousness.WINNER OF CANADA READS 2017WINNER OF THE 2015 GILLER PRIZEWINNER OF THE 2015 ROGERS WRITERS' TRUST FICTION PRIZEFINALIST FOR THE 2015 TORONTO BOOK AWARDS— I wonder, said Hermes, what it would be like if animals had human intelligence.—I'll wager a year's servitude, answered Apollo, that animals – any animal you like – ... Read more

    $9.59 USD

  • Call Us What We Carry

    Poems

    by Amanda Gorman ...
    **The instant #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestsellerThe breakout poetry collection by #1 New York Times bestselling author and presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman**Formerly titled The Hill We Climb and Other Poems, the luminous poetry collection by #1 New York Times bestselling author and presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman captures a shipwrecked moment in ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Giovanni's Room

    by James Baldwin ...
    series Vintage International
    Set among the bohemian bars and nightclubs of 1950s Paris, this groundbreaking novel about love and the fear of love is "a book that belongs in the top rank of fiction" (The Atlantic).In the 1950s Paris of American expatriates, liaisons, and violence, a young man finds himself caught between desire and conventional morality.David is a young American expatriate who has just proposed marriage to his ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Hell of a Book

    A Novel

    by Jason Mott ...
    *****2021 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER******THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER***Winner of the 2021 Sir Walter Raleigh Award for FictionLong-listed for the 2022 Carnegie Medal Fiction, the 2021 Joyce Carol Oates Prize, and the 2021 Aspen Words Literary Prize**A Read With Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick!An Ebony Magazine Publishing Book Club Pick!One of Washington Post's 50 Notable Works of Fictio... ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Here Comes the Sun: A Novel

    A New York Times Notable Book of the YearWinner of the LAMBDA Literary Award for Lesbian FictionNamed a Best Book of 2016 by NPR, Entertainment Weekly, Buzzfeed, Bustle, San Francisco Chronicle, The Root, BookRiot, Kirkus Reviews, NYLON, Amazon, WBUR's "On Point", the Barnes & Noble Review, and Amazon (Fiction & Literature)Finalist for the NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award and the Center for Fiction ... Read more

    $12.29 USD

  • The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois

    An Oprah's Book Club Novel

    INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2021AN OPRAH BOOK CLUB SELECTIONLONG-LISTED FOR THE PEN/HEMINGWAY AWARD FOR DEBUT NOVEL • LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION • A FINALIST FOR THE KIRKUS PRIZE FOR FICTION • SHORTLISTED FOR THE CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZE • LONGLISTED FOR THE ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZE • A NOMINEE FOR THE NAACP IMAGE ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Happiness, Like Water

    Winner of the O. Henry Award. “A haunting and startlingly original collection of short stories about the lives of Nigerians both at home and in America.”—Julie Otsuka, national bestselling authorHere are Nigerian women at home and transplanted to the United States, building lives out of longing and hope, faith and doubt, the struggle to stay and the mandate to leave, the burden and strength of ... Read more

    $12.39 USD

  • Americanah

    A novel

    NATIONAL BESTSELLER • From the award-winning author of We Should All Be Feminists and Half of a Yellow Sun—the story of two Nigerians making their way in the U.S. and the UK, raising universal questions of race, belonging, the overseas experience for the African diaspora, and the search for identity and a home.Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • How Beautiful We Were

    A Novel

    by Imbolo Mbue ...
    A fearless young woman from a small African village starts a revolution against an American oil company in this sweeping, inspiring novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Behold the Dreamers.**ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The New York Times, People • ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, Esquire, Good Housekeeping, The ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Transcendent Kingdom

    A novel

    by Yaa Gyasi ...
    **NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK! • Finalist for the WOMEN'S PRIZEYaa Gyasi's stunning follow-up to her acclaimed national best seller Homegoing is a powerful, raw, intimate, deeply layered novel about a Ghanaian family in Alabama.**Gifty is a sixth-year PhD candidate in neuroscience at the Stanford University School of Medicine studying reward-seeking ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • God Help the Child

    A novel

    by Toni Morrison ...
    NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A New York Times Notable Book • This fiery and provocative novel from the acclaimed Nobel Prize winner weaves a tale about the way the sufferings of childhood can shape, and misshape, the life of the adult.At the center: a young woman who calls herself Bride, whose stunning blue-black skin is only one element of her beauty, her boldness and confidence, her success in life, ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Luster

    A Novel

    by Raven Leilani ...
    A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEARA BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: NPR, O Magazine, Vanity Fair, Los Angeles Times, Glamour, Shondaland, The New York Times Book Review, Boston Globe, The Times (UK), Buzzfeed, Kirkus, Time, Good Housekeeping, InStyle, The Guardian, Literary Hub, Electric Literature, Self, The New York ... ... Read more

    $10.99 USD