"'Saint X' is hypnotic. Schaitkin's characters...are so intelligent and distinctive it feels not just easy, but necessary, to follow them. I devoured [it] in a day."
–Oyinkan Braithwaite, New York Times Book Review
"A smart, socially conscious thriller that will take you away."
–People Magazine, Book of the Week
Jessica Needs a Fix. Vacillating between a desire to get high and a yearning for a substance-free life, she finds herself alternating between cocaine and yoga, dependence and freedom. Will she be able to let go of her self-abuse and find sobriety one day, and one breath, at a time? An addict who once disappeared into crack dens, she now seeks solace at yoga studios.
The National Book Award winning author returns to his original fictional territory--the lives of the dispossessed in San Francisco--with a parable about the limitations of desire and life at the margins of society
A powerful and heartfelt coming-of-age novel that follows Martin Kelso as he grows up in 1980s New York and faces the magic of first experiences, as well as the heartbreak of hard-won life lessons.$20.00ISBN: 9781543987096Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: BookBaby - December 3rd, 2019
While moving through public schools in Dallas and into Texas colleges, the young narrator of Ruby Dallas encounters a cavalcade of violent and gentle souls, from shady nightclub owners and bright prostitutes, to godly preachers and saintly teachers; from dangerous drug dealers and hungry paper carriers to armed robbers and race car drivers; and from girls in their summer dresses to women in nothin$16.95ISBN: 9781645560555Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Urban Books - February 25th, 2020
In the little city of Flint, MI, the good die young and the people left standing are the grimiest of characters. With reign over the city’s drug trade, Benjamin Atkins made sure that his precious daughter, Raven, was secluded from the grit that the city had to offer.$26.00ISBN: 9781984818164Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Random House - January 21st, 2020
NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITORS’ CHOICE • A blazingly original story collection about the interconnected lives of the residents of a public housing project on the South Side of Chicago
“The residents and their buoyant dreams are documented, celebrated, honored. I bow to this writer in gratitude.”—Sandra Cisneros$24.00ISBN: 9780143129424Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Penguin Classics - February 25th, 2020
The powerful, thrilling, and tragic tale about the fluidity of racial identity that continues to resonate today, with an introduction by Emily Bernard.
A Penguin Vitae Edition$16.00ISBN: 9781982134082Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: Scribner - February 11th, 2020
“The book I most often give as a gift to cheer people up.” —Hilary Mantel
“A deceptively smart comic gem.” –The New York Times Book Review
“Witty and delicious.” –People
The women in black, so named for the black frocks they wear while working at Goode’s department store, are busy$26.95ISBN: 9781608093786Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Oceanview Publishing - February 4th, 2020Perfect for fans of Robert Crais and John Sandford
Former LA County Deputy Bruno Johnson is now a bailiff in the courts having stepped down from his role on the Violent Crimes Team to spend more time with his daughter, Olivia.$9.99ISBN: 9780062868978Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Harper Voyager - February 25th, 2020
“Murray and Wearmouth’s latest THE BRINK is a white-knuckled rollercoaster. This novel is chocked full of everything I love: strange creatures, a world teetering on the edge, and heroes who I’d want at my side during any firefight. This isn’t just a story hopped on steroids—but one injected with nitrous and blazing on all cylinders.$7.99ISBN: 9781893196575Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Urban Books - January 28th, 2020
Antonio Roberts and Paige Tillary are from vastly different backgrounds, so when they meet and fall in love, it won't be
easy. Family secrets, power, money, fame, and love are the ties that bind in this emotionally charged street tale.