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On the Rooftop: A Novel By Margaret Wilkerson Sexton Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780063139961
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Published: Ecco - September 6th, 2022

A Reese’s Book Club Pick

“An utterly original and brilliant story.” –Reese Witherspoon

A stunning novel about a mother whose dream of musical stardom for her three daughters collides with the daughters’ ambitions for their own lives—set against the backdrop of gentrifying 1950s San Francisco


The Two Lives of Sara By Catherine Adel West Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780778333227
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Published: Park Row - September 6th, 2022

Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2022 by Ms. Magazine, The Root, Popsugar, Bustle, and many more

"An utterly absorbing and dazzling novel about the stories we tell to stay alive and the secrets we keep to protect ourselves." -- Nancy Jooyoun Kim, New York Times Bestselling author of The Last Story of Mina Lee


Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm: A Novel By Laura Warrell Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593316443
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Published: Pantheon - September 27th, 2022

GMA BUZZ PICK Passion and risk, fathers and daughters, wives and single women, jazz and soul: a "gorgeously written debut" (Celeste Ng, best-selling author of Little Fires Everywhere) about the perennial temptations of dangerous love, told by the women who love Circus Palmer—trumpet player and old-school ladies’ man—as they ultimately discover the power of


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People Person By Candice Carty-Williams Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781501196041
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - September 13th, 2022

The author of the “brazenly hilarious, tell-it-like-it-is first novel” (Oprah Daily) Queenie returns with another witty and insightful novel about the power of family—even when they seem like strangers.

If you could choose your family...you wouldn’t choose the Penningtons.

Dimple Pennington knows of her half siblings,


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If I Survive You By Jonathan Escoffery Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374605988
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Published: MCD - September 6th, 2022

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2022 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION. NATIONAL BESTSELLER.


Jackal: A Novel By Erin E. Adams Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593499306
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Published: Bantam - October 4th, 2022

A young Black girl goes missing in the woods outside her white rust belt town. But she's not the first—and she may not be the last. . . .

“I read this thriller that is Get Out meets The Vanishing Half in one night.”—BuzzFeed


The Furrows: A Novel By Namwali Serpell Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593448915
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Published: Hogarth - September 27th, 2022

How do you grieve an absence? From the award-winning author of The Old Drift, a brilliantly inventive novel that “captures the disorienting nature of grief [and] its brain-scrambling, time-altering power” (The Washington Post).


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Harlem Shuffle: A Novel By Colson Whitehead Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525567271
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Published: Anchor - August 9th, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys, this gloriously entertaining novel is  “fast-paced, keen-eyed and very funny ... about race, power and the history of Harlem all disguised as a thrill-ride crime novel" (San Francisco Chronicle).


Stories from the Tenants Downstairs By Sidik Fofana Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781982145811
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Published: Scribner - August 16th, 2022

Named a BEST BOOK OF THE MONTH by Good Housekeeping, Essence, Chicago Review of Books, Goodreads, and MORE

Set in a Harlem high rise, a stunning debut about a tight-knit cast of characters grappling with their own personal challenges while the forces of gentrification threaten to upend life as they know it.

Like Gloria Naylor’s The Women o


My Government Means to Kill Me: A Novel By Rasheed Newson Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250833525
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Published: Flatiron Books - August 23rd, 2022

MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2022 by The New York Times, Bustle, Goodreads, The Boston Globe, LitHub, and more!


Honey and Spice: A Novel By Bolu Babalola Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063141483
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Published: William Morrow - July 5th, 2022

INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK • A TIKTOK BOOK CLUB PICK

"Sexy, messy and wry, Honey and Spice more than delivers." — New York Times Book Review


The Monsters We Defy By Leslye Penelope Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316377911
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Published: Redhook - August 9th, 2022

A woman able to communicate with spirits must assemble a ragtag crew to pull off a daring heist to save her community in this timely and dazzling historical fantasy that weaves together African American folk magic, history, and romance.

"Never make a deal with shadows at night, especially ones that know your name.”

Washington D.