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Featured: Black Interest

The Girl with the Golden Shoes

A dazzling coming-of-age novella, now an Essence Magazine best seller, by Jamaica’s top-selling writer.

On the Way Back

Kobbé’s hilarious social novel centers on a comically failed business venture on the island of Anguilla, brilliantly echoing A Confederacy of Dunces and Herman Wouk’s Don’t Stop the Carnival.

Black History Digit

In celebration of the release of Black History Month, our Black History Digit includes excerpts from our two February Releases—Nowhere Is a Place by Bernice L. McFadden and The Gospel According to Cane by Courttia Newland—along with Chris Abani’s Becoming Abigail and Kola Boof’s The Sexy Part of the Bible.

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Upcoming Events

J.L. Powers – “Not Your Mother’s Book Club,” San Francisco, CA

10/26/17, 7:00pm

“Not Your Mother’s Book Club” proudly presents editor, blogger, and award-winning author J.L. Powers in celebration of Broken Circle.

Atlanta Noir – Barnes & Noble, Georgia Tech University

10/28/17, 4:00pm

Contributors John Holman, Tony Grooms, Alesia Parker, and Jennifer Harlow from Atlanta Noir will appear at the Barnes & Noble at Georgia Tech University.

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