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1

True to the Game (True to the Game Trilogy)

Teri Woods

It's the late 1980s and Gena, a young girl from the projects, meets Quadir, amillionaire drug dealer and falls madly in love.

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Men Cry in the Dark : A Novel

Michael Baisden

This celebrated first novel by the lecturer and bestselling author of "The Maintenance Man" gives readers an African-American man's perspective on relationships ...

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Genevieve

Eric Jerome Dickey

Drawn into an affair with his sister-in-law in spite of his love for his wife, a man finds his choices further complicated by the mysterious and tragic past ...

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Skinny Women Are Evil: Notes of a Big Girl in a Small-Minded World

Mo'Nique Imes Jackson, Sherri A. McGee

Challenging America's confusing standard of beauty, a humorous look at life from theperspective of a large woman shares her own experiences as well as her ...

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Kaffir Boy: An Autobiography--The True Story of a Black Youth's Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa

Mark Mathabane

Mark Mathabane is the author of Kaffir Boy in America, Love in Black and White, andAfrican Women: Three Generations.

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Diary of a Mistress: A Novel

Miasha

Unaware that her husband has recently ended a three-year affair, Monica returns from a romantic tenth-anniversary vacation only to receive his mistress's diary ...

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Whoreson

Donald Goines

The gripping story of Whoreson James, the son of a beautiful black prostitute and an unknown john.

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Kiss the Girls

James Patterson

As two serial killers terrorize different regions of America, the FBI begins to suspectthat the two are competing with each other, and Washington, D.C. police ...

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For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf

Ntozake Shange

A theatrical celebration, in verse and prose, of being female and Black incorporates the triumphs, joys, griefs, and losses of Black women in America

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London Bridges (Alex Cross)

James Patterson

When the world's largest cities are seized by terrorists who threaten to set off deadly bombs unless their demands are met, Alex Cross heads a joint investigation by the FBI, CIA, and Interpol to outmaneuver two vicious criminals known as ...

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Garden of Shadows

V.C. Andrews

Relating the events that led to those in the horror series that began with "Flowersin the Attic," this novel introduces the young, dashing Malcolm Foxworth and ...

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Momma's Baby Daddy's Maybe

Jamise L. Dames

Tracy Price-Thompson, author of Black Coffee "Jamise L. Dames has crafted a superb ... MPTN "Momma s Baby, Daddy s Maybe a literary treat and then some. ...

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How to Love a Black Woman: Give-and-Get-the Very Best in Your Relationship

Ronn Elmore

Now Dr. Ronn Elmore, noted psychotherapist and author of the bestselling How to Love aBlack Man, draws from his years of experience to reveal the power men ...

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Quantum Success: The Astounding Science of Wealth and Happiness

Sandra Anne Taylor

Filled with information and dynamic strategies that provide the real keys to wealth andabundance, this work explores the science of attraction and ...

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The Isis Papers: The Keys to the Colors

Frances Cress Welsing



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Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: A Casebook (Casebooks in Contemporary Fiction)

Joanne M. Braxton

This casebook presents a variety of critical approaches to this classic autobiography, along with an exclusive interviewwith Angelou conducted specially for ...

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Storm of the Century

Stephen King

Complemented by an author introduction and an eight-page photo insert, the originalscreenplay for a six-hour television miniseries follows the residents of ...

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Crime and Punishment (Forgotten Books)

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky

A TRANSLATOR'S PREFACE few words about Dostoevsky himself may help the ... Dostoevsky was the son of a doctor. His parents were very hard- working and ...

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Sex in the Hood 2 (No. 2)

White Chocolate

Victoria is a beautiful and pampered girl. But when her wealthy father dies, she is forced to live with her grandmother in one of Detroit's toughest ...

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PP Thugs and the Women Who Love Them

Wahida Clark



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21

The Flip Side of Sin

Rosalyn McMillan

A former jazz musician, Isaac Coleman finds himself alone after being released fromprison after a twelve-year sentence, abandoned by his wife and unknown to ...

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Gettin' Buck Wild : Sex Chronicles II

Zane

Bold, hilarious, and sensual, a collection of stories captures the sexual lives of avast array of characters, from monogamous couples in search of adventure to ...

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Just As I Am: A Novel

E. Lynn Harris

Raymond, a young black lawyer from the South, struggles to come to terms with his sexuality and AIDS, while Nicole, an aspiring actress and singer, attempts to ...

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Slave: My True Story

Mende Nazer, Damien Lewis

The author describes the years she spent as a slave to a wealthy Arab family in Khartoum and her subsequent break for freedom after she was sent to work for a ...

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Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years - A Play

Emily Mann, Annie Elizabeth Delany, Sarah Louise Delany, Amy Hill Hearth

... Judith Rutherford James and Camille O. Cosby to my sister, Carol Mann and of course to Dr. Bessie Delany, Miss Sadie Delany, and Amy Hill Hearth HAVING ...

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The Mis-Education of the Negro (An African American Heritage Book)

Carter G. Woodson



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The First Lady

Carl Weber

When the Lord calls her home at the tender age of forty-four, Charlene Wilson, First Lady of First Jamaica Ministries, is determined to find a woman to take ...

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Animorphs: The Mutation/the Proposal/the Prophecy/the Conspiracy/the Illusion/the Separation

Katherine Applegate



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Around the Way Girls 3

Pat Tucker, Alisha Yvonne, Thomas Long



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Sula

Toni Morrison

The intense friendship shared by Nel Wright and Sula Peace, two African-American women raised in an Ohio town, changes forever when one of them leaves home to ...

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King James Bible: 400th Anniversary Edition (Bible Kjv)

Gordon Campbell

This is the most authoritative edition of the King James Bible available.

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The Preacher's Son

Carl Weber



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Every Thug Needs a Lady (Thorndike Press Large Print African American Series)

Wahida Clark

She doesn't need to make a U-turn back to the ghetto. But then she meets Trae, who's still after the bling bling and fast money of drugs.

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Living the Wisdom of the Tao: The Complete Tao Te Ching and Affirmations

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

“The words Tao Te Ching translate to 'living and applying the Great Way.' Although just 81 short verses, the Tao encourages you to ... Dr. Wayne W. Dyer ...

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Watership Down: A Novel

Richard Adams

An allegorical tale of survival about a band of wild rabbits who leave their ancestral home to build a more humane society chronicles their adventures as they ...

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1st to Die: A Novel (Women's Murder Club, No 1)

James Patterson

Four women--a police detective, an assistant D.A., a reporter, and a medical examiner who call themselves the Women's Murder Club--develop lifelong bonds as ...

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The Purpose Driven Life

Rick Warren

Offers spiritual fulfillment through an understanding of God's plan for a meaningful life.

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God's Gift to Women: A Novel

Michael Baisden

A smooth talker. An even better listener. And handsome as heaven on earth. He is God's Gift to Women. Julian Payne gets into bed with millions of women ...

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Awaken the Giant Within : How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny!

Anthony Robbins

—ANTHONY ROBBINS With determination, you can accomplish anything. ... Why smash through a wall if you can just look a little to your left and find a door? ...

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Black Widow: A Novel (Nikki Turner Original)

Nikki Turner

A powerful new novel from the author of Forever a Hustler's Wife chronicles the saga of Isis Tatum, a woman marked forever by the tough world of street life and ...

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Terry McMillan: A Critical Companion (Critical Companions to Popular Contemporary Writers)

Paulette Richards

Disappearing Acts (1989) The historical experience of African American men in the ... McMillan's second novel features a skillful characterization of an ...

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Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations)



Presents critical analyses of the acclaimed work, overviewing its humor, character, and its interpretation of the American dream.

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The Comic Cavalcade Archives, Vol. 1 (DC Archive Editions)

Various



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Street Dreams

K'wan

Two young people--Darius, a.k.a.

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Cell: A Novel

Stephen King



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Trump Strategies for Real Estate: Billionaire Lessons for the Small Investor

George Ross

This is the first book that explains the investment principles that made Trump a fortune. How can Trump's billionaire strategies help the average investor?

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Perfect

Ellen Hopkins



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Invisible Man

Ralph Ellison

An African-American man's search for success and the American dream leads him out of college to Harlem and a growing sense of personal rejection and social ...

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The Temple of My Familiar

Alice Walker

First published in 1990,The Temple of My Familiar,Alice Walker's follow-up novel toher iconicThe Color Purple,spent more than four months on theNew York ...

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The Esoteric Path to a New Life

Vernon Howard



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