Sunday, August 29, 2010

Family Ties

Family Ties
Ernest Hill

  • Paperback: 304 pages

  • Publisher: Dafina (August 31, 2010)

  • Language: English

  • ISBN-10: 075821314X

  • ISBN-13: 978-0758213143

  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.

  • New York : Dafina ; London : Turnaround [distributor], c2010.
    306 p. ; 21 cm.
    In the acclaimed A Life for a Life, Ernest Hill created an unforgettably candid story of violence, love, and redemption with teenaged D'Ray Reid at its center. Now, with his jail time behind him, D'Ray has returned home to find that the real fight for survival is only beginning. . .Everyone was shocked when Mr. Henry took D'Ray Reid under his wing. After all, Mr. Henry's real son, Stanley, was murdered by D'Ray--a crime D'Ray committed to save his brother, Little Man. Yet in the years since, Mr. Henry has tried to show D'Ray how to become the man Stanley would never be.After Mr. Henry's death, D'Ray seeks out his own mother, Mira, hoping to rebuild their broken relationship. But D'Ray's homecoming is more tumultuous than expected. Arrested for a crime he didn't commit, Little Man has escaped and is in hiding. Mira blames D'Ray for Little Man's troubled history, but she has her own secrets to hide. And putting things right will mean uncovering a legacy of lies and hidden agendas, and realizing the only way to be free of the past is to stand tall and confront it at last. . .Praise for the novels of Ernest Hill"If novels offer us a way of seeing the world that we could not imagine before, A Life for a Life does just that." --The Times-Picayune"An exceptional literary piece that some readers will compare to Richard Wright's Native Son."--Booklist on Satisfied with Nothin'"As the story unfolds. . .these unforgettable characters come to full, sympathetic life."--Publishers Weekly on A Person of Interest"A skilled storyteller." --New York Times Book Review

    Saturday, August 28, 2010

    Literatures of the American Indian

    American Indian Stories, Legends, and Other Writings [Kindle Edition]

    Zitkala-Sa Cathy Davidson Ada Norris 

    Edna Pontellier, a young wife and mother, refuses to be caged by married and domestic life and claims for herself moral and erotic freedom. Through careful, subtle changes of style, Kate Chopin shows Edna's transformation-and its tragic consequences. This unique volume also includes some of Chopin's finest stories, among them "At the 'Cadian Ball" and "Désirée's Baby."

    Edited with an Introduction by Sandra M. Gilbert

  • Format: Kindle Edition

  • File Size: 447 KB

  • Print Length: 320 pages

  • Publisher: Penguin Classic (February 25, 2003)

  • Sold by: Penguin Publishing

  • Language: English

  • ASIN: B002WR4IMK

  • American Indian Literature: An Anthology [Paperback]

    Alan R. Velie (Author)

  • Paperback: 368 pages

  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press; Revised edition (December 1999)

  • Language: English

  • ISBN-10: 0806123451

  • ISBN-13: 978-0806123455

  • Ruoff, A. Lavonne Brown. (1991) Literatures of the American IndianNew York: Chelsea House (NF – All ages)

    Friday, August 27, 2010

    River of Renewal Trailer

    Getting to Happy

  • Hardcover: 400 pages

  • Publisher: Viking Adult (September 7, 2010)

  • Language: English

  • ISBN-10: 0670022047

  • ISBN-13: 978-0670022045

  • Terry McMillan.
    New York : Viking, 2010.
    375 p. ; 24 cm.
    An exuberant return to the four unforgettable heroines of Waiting to Exhale--the novel that changed African American fiction forever.Terry McMillan's Waiting to Exhale was more than just a bestselling novel- its publication was a watershed moment in literary history. McMillan's sassy and vibrant story about four African American women struggling to find love and their place in the world touched a cultural nerve, inspired a blockbuster film, and generated a devoted audience. Now, McMillan revisits Savannah, Gloria, Bernadine, and Robin fifteen years later. Each is at her own midlife crossroads: Savannah has awakened to the fact that she's made too many concessions in her marriage, and decides to face life single again-at fifty-one. Bernadine has watched her megadivorce settlement dwindle, been swindled by her husband number two, and conned herself into thinking that a few pills will help distract her from her pain. Robin has an all-American case of shopaholism, while the big dream of her life-to wear a wedding dress- has gone unrealized. And for years, Gloria has taken happiness and security for granted. But being at the wrong place at the wrong time can change everything. All four are learning to heal past hurts and to reclaim their joy and their dreams; but they return to us full of spirit, sass, and faith in one another. They've exhaled: now they are learning to breathe.
    Sequel to: Waiting to exhale.

    Tuesday, August 24, 2010

    How to Make Love to a Negro Without Getting Tired

    How to Make Love to a Negro Without Getting Tired

    Dany LaFerriere (Author), David Homel (Translator)

  • Paperback: 144 pages

  • Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre (October 1, 2010)

  • Language: English

  • ISBN-10: 1553655850

  • ISBN-13: 978-1553655855

  • Brilliant and tense, Dany Laferrière's first novel, How to Make Love to a Negro Without Getting Tired, is as fresh and relevant today as when it was first published in Canada in 1985. With ribald humor and a working-class intellectualism on par with Charles Bukowski's or Henry Miller's, Laferrière's narrator wanders the streets and slums of Montreal, has sex with white women, and writes a book to save his life. With this novel, Laferrière began a series of internationally acclaimed social and political novels about the love of the world, and the world of sex, includingHeading South and I Am a Japanese Writer. It launched Laferrière as one of the literary world's finest provocateurs and continues to draw strong comparisons to the writings of James Baldwin, Henry Miller, Charles Bukowski, and Jack Kerouac. The book was made into a feature film and translated into several languages — this is the first U.S. edition.

    Saturday, August 21, 2010

    The Soul Cages (Fantasy) is Re-released

    My first published fantasy novel, The Soul Cages, has been re-released by Mocha Memoirs Press, LLC. The Soul Cages is available in both ebook format and in print.
    Blurb: For Sarah, imprisonment in Solis's soul cages meant an absence of senses. Unable to feel, to taste, to smell, or to love, Sarah's driven by her desire to escape and to become flesh once more. When she's rescued by the legendary ministers of souls, Sarah's elation is short lived. The legendary knights, led by prince Marion of Veloris, are splintered and prone to in-fighting and jealousy. With Valek's power growing, Sarah and Marion embark on a dangerous quest to stop Valek, his plans, and the massive abduction of thousands of souls. Sarah must find her inner strength and search her own soul to uncover courage to face her former tormentor--and to embrace love, something she never saw coming. With betrayal, action, magic, and love, The Soul Cages, is one fast ride.
    Nicole Givens Kurtz

    Sunday, August 15, 2010

    Pitbulls in a Skirt 2: the finale

    Pittbulls in a skirt 2: the finale

    Mikal Malone
    Owings Mills, MD : Cartel Publications, c2009.

    • ISBN-10: 0979493196
    • ISBN-13: 978-0979493195

    215 p. ; 22 cm.
    The four gangstresses return to Emerald City (one of D.C.'s deadliest projects). A passionate encounter causes Mercedes more problems than she realizes. Always the tough one, Yvette softens her heart for the new love of her life. After a breech in security, Carissa realizes being a gangster is harder than she thought. Influenced by loneliness and driven by love, Kenyetta makes a dangerous move. Find out if the girls' friendship can keep their city together or be the cause of it falling apart.

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