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When Love Calls, You Better Answer When Love Calls, You Better Answer
By Berry, Bertice
2005-06 - Broadway Books
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"The author of the hit Redemption Song" returns with a sparkling new novel about looking for love in all the wrong places--and with all the wrong people.
Full of spirit and wisdom, the novels of Bertice Berry bring to life a rich tapestry of human experience. Now she turns her eye to matters of the heart, with an endearing main character who can't seem to keep bad men out of her life. …More

Let the Church Say Amen Let the Church Say Amen
By Billingsley, ReShonda Tate
2004-07 - Pocket Books
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"In her riveting second novel, ReShonda Tate Billingsley -- winner of the Gold Pen Award for Best New Author for "My Brother's Keeper" -- crafts a bold and heartwarming story of family and faith that will inspire readers everywhere."

Reverend Simon Jackson has always felt destined to lead and he's done a good job of it, transforming his small Houston church into one of the most respected and …More

P.G. County P.G. County
By Briscoe, Connie
2003-09 - One World/Ballantine
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In the sprawling homes and upscale townhouses of the exclusive, largely African American Prince George's County, the lives of five women intersect-and the secrets, scandals, loves, and losses that ensue are par for the course where power, beauty, and wealth reside.
Barbara is the most influential woman in this swanky neighborhood, but she's got her hands full-one hand is busy dealing with her …More

72 Hour Hold 72 Hour Hold
By Campbell, Bebe Moore
2005-09 - Thorndike Press
9780786279456 Check our catalog

In this novel of family and redemption, Campbell draws on the powerful emotions of her own experience and African-American roots in this story of a mother who struggles to save her 18-year-old daughter from the devastating consequences of mental illness by forcing her to deal with her bipolar disorder. …More

Baby Brother's Blues Baby Brother's Blues
By Cleage, Pearl
2006-02 - One World
9780345481108 Check our catalog

The lives and loves of Atlanta's West End denizens continue to play out unforgettably in the newest novel by the "New York Times" bestselling author of "Babylon Sisters." …More

Some Sunday Some Sunday
By Johnson-Hodge, Margaret
2001-09 - Dafina Books
9781575669168 Check our catalog

With all the drama, insight and wit of "Butterscotch Blues, Some Sunday" pulls readers back into the lives of a young woman and the three friends who will help her cope with new challenges, new lessons, and new loves in the aftermath of loss. …More

My Fine Lady My Fine Lady
By Joe, Yolanda
2005-03 - Plume Books
9780452286184 Check our catalog

Joe has wowed thousands of fans with her lively storylines and savvy heroines. Now she introduces Imani, a rising star whose dreams and challenges will capture the hearts of many more. "My Fine Lady" presents the dilemmas of romance, family, and career with Joe's signature wit and flair. …More

Who Does She Think She Is? Who Does She Think She Is?
By Little, Benilde
2006-05 - Free Press
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From the beloved, bestselling author of "Good Hair" and "The Itch" comes a richly evocative multigenerational story of three powerful women. …More

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie The Twelve Tribes of Hattie
By Mathis, Ayana
2012-12 - Alfred A. Knopf
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Black Caucus of the American Library Association Literary_award (2013)

A debut of extraordinary distinction: Ayana Mathis tells the story of the children of the Great Migration through the trials of one unforgettable family. …More

Brown Girl, Brownstones Brown Girl, Brownstones
By Marshall, Paule
2009-01 - Dover Publications
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This beloved coming-of-age story set in Brooklyn during the Depression and World War II follows the life of Selina Boyce, the daughter of Caribbean immigrants. Author Danticat explores the novel's themes of identity, sexuality, and values as well as Selina's struggle against the racism and poverty surrounding her. …More

Nowhere Is a Place Nowhere Is a Place
By McFadden, Bernice L.
2006-02 - Dutton Books
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Hurston/Wright LEGACY Award (2007)

Traveling across country together, a mother and daughter discover the assorted pieces of their family's past, which--when pulled together--reveal a history of amazing survival and abundant joy. …More

Leaving Cecil Street Leaving Cecil Street
By McKinney-Whetstone, Diane
2004-04 - William Morrow & Company
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Winner - 2005 ALA Black Caucus Award
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This riveting tale of tragedy and hope set in late sixties Philadelphia is from an author who "ought to be classified among the best of all contemporary fiction writers period" ("Detroit Free Press"). …More

Blue Collar Blues Blue Collar Blues
By McMillan, Rosalyn
1998-09 - Warner Books (NY)
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A brutal struggle for power in the manipulative auto industry pits white collar against blue collar, in this powerful and sexy novel by the author of "Knowing" and "One Better". …More

The Interruption of Everything The Interruption of Everything
By McMillan, Terry
2005-07 - Viking Books
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Highly entertaining, deeply human, a page-turner full of heart and soul, this time McMillan turns her eye to the question of how one woman can start putting her own needs higher on the to-do list while not shortchanging those she loves. The Interruption of Everything is a triumphant testament to the fact that the detour is the path, and living life "by the …More

Using What You Got Using What You Got
By Miller, Karen E. Quinones
2003-07 - Simon & Schuster
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Miller, the "Blackboard" bestselling author of "Satin Doll" and "I'm Telling, " returns with a new novel that confirms her as a "powerful and provocative" ("Essence") novelist. Celebrating the inner strength that gets people through the toughest times, this is an engrossing novel about family, loyalty, love, and self-discovery. …More

Deliver Me from Evil Deliver Me from Evil
By Monroe, Mary
2007-09 - Dafina Books
9780758212177 Check our catalog

In this sensational new novel from the "New York Times" bestselling author of "God Dont Like Ugly" and "God Dont Play," a beautiful, resourceful woman engineers a high-stakes game of love, money, and sex--all in the name of a better future. …More

Love and Lies Love and Lies
By Roby, Kimberla Lawson
2007-01 - William Morrow & Company
9780060892494 Check our catalog

The author of the "New York Times" bestseller "The Best-Kept Secret" returns with a fabulous tale featuring the beloved scoundrel, Curtis Black. …More

I Left My Back Door Open I Left My Back Door Open
By Sinclair, April
2007-01 - Harper Perennial
9780380732807 Check our catalog

In spite of all the personal turmoil surrounding her, Daphne Dupree is keeping her back door open, just in case something romantic happens to drop by. And it's just open enough to let sexy and sensitive Skylar walk right in with all of his own cumbersome baggage. …More

Cane River Cane River
By Tademy, Lalita
2001-05 - Warner Books
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Based on the author's own search of her family's past, "Cane River" is an epic novel based on the lives of four generations of African-American women. Beginning with Tademy's great-great-great-great-grandmother, Elisabeth, this is a saga that sweeps from the early days of slavery through the Civil War and into a pre-Civil Rights South--a unique and moving slice of America's past that will resonate …More