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How Beautiful We Were: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593132449
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 1st, 2022

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.


Recitatif: A Story Cover Image
By Toni Morrison, Zadie Smith (Introduction by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593315033
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Published: Knopf - February 1st, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER A beautiful, arresting story about race and the relationships that shape us through life by the legendary Nobel Prize winner—for the first time in a beautifully produced stand-alone edition, with an introduction by Zadie Smith
 


The Office of Historical Corrections: A Novella and Stories Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593189450
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Published: Riverhead Books - November 9th, 2021

WINNER OF THE 2021 JOYCE CAROL OATES PRIZE

NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2020 BY O MAGAZINE, THE NEW YORKER, THE WASHINGTON POST, REAL SIMPLE, THE GUARDIAN, AND MORE 

FINALIST FOR: THE STORY PRIZE, THE L.A. TIMES BOOK PRIZE, THE ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZE, THE CHAUTAUQUA PRIZE


Black Cake: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593358337
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Published: Ballantine Books - February 1st, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • READ WITH JENNA BOOK CLUB PICK AS FEATURED ON TODAY • Two estranged siblings delve into their mother’s hidden past—and how it all connects to her traditional Caribbean black cake—in this immersive family saga, “a character-driven, multigenerational story that’s meant to be savored” (Time).


Parable of the Sower Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781538732182
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 30th, 2019

This acclaimed post-apocalyptic novel of hope and terror from an award-winning author "pairs well with 1984 or The Handmaid's Tale" and includes a foreword by N. K. Jemisin (John Green, New York Times).


Parable of the Talents Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781538732199
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - August 20th, 2019

Originally published in 1998, this shockingly prescient novel's timely message of hope and resistance in the face of fanaticism is more relevant than ever.


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Kindred Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807083697
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Published: Beacon Press - February 1st, 2004

A Good Morning America 2021 Top Summer Read Pick

The visionary author’s masterpiece pulls us—along with her Black female hero—through time to face the horrors of slavery and explore the impacts of racism, sexism, and white supremacy then and now.


Their Eyes Were Watching God: A Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780060838676
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Published: Amistad - March 19th, 2013

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick

“A deeply soulful novel that comprehends love and cruelty, and separates the big people from the small of heart, without ever losing sympathy for those unfortunates who don’t know how to live properly.” —Zadie Smith


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Purple Hibiscus: A Novel Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781616202415
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Published: Algonquin Books - April 17th, 2012

“One of the most vital and original novelists of her generation.” —Larissa MacFarquhar, The New Yorker

From the bestselling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists


Fifteen-year-old Kambili and her older brother Jaja lead a privileged life in Enugu, Nigeria.


Beloved (Vintage International) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781400033416
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Published: Vintage - June 8th, 2004

PULITZER PRIZE WINNER NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An unflinchingly look into the abyss of slavery, from the acclaimed Nobel Prize winner. This spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby.


Giovanni's Room (Vintage International) Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780345806567
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Published: Vintage - September 12th, 2013

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. 


Song of Solomon (Vintage International) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781400033423
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Published: Vintage - June 8th, 2004

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An official Oprah Winfrey’s “The Books That Help Me Through” selection • With this brilliantly imagined novel, the acclaimed Nobel Prize winner transfigures the coming-of-age story as audaciously as Saul Bellow or Gabriel García Márquez.