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Featured: Black Interest

A Simple Distance

A provocative debut that masterfully fuses issues of culture, race, sexuality, and family.

The Girl with the Golden Shoes

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

Prayer for the Living

Topical and timely, Booker Prize–winning author Ben Okri’s new collection of short stories blurs parallel realities and walks the line between darkness and magic.

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Upcoming Events

Barbara DeMarco-Barrett – Palm Springs Writers Guild (Palm Springs, CA)

12/4/21, 1:00pm

Presentation: “Polishing Your Short Story to A Publishable Shine” by guest speaker Barbara DeMarco-Barrett (editor of Palm Springs Noir). Masks and vaccination required to attend in-person, but all registrants will receive a video replay of this presentation. Books will be available for purchase. This event begins at 1:00 pm Pacific time and is hosted by […]

VIRTUAL EVENT: Alejandro Pérez-Cortés – Third Place Books Lake Forest (Lake Forest Park, WA)

12/10/21, 9:00pm

Please note: all our virtual events are listed in Eastern time (ET). Alejandro Pérez-Cortes launches his new poetry collection Ima and Coli Are the Tree That Was Never a Seed / Ima y coli son el arbol que nunca fue semilla with special guests Claudia Castro Luna and Gerald Bigelow. This virtual event will be […]

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