Edwidge Danticat's Bookshelf


  • All Souls' Rising: A Novel of Haiti

    By Madison S. Bell

    Our Price: $8.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781400076536
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: November 2004
    When Haitian slaveholders attempt to stage a mock slave rebellion to quell abolitionist sentiment, their supposed puppet Toussaint Louverture becomes a hero and turns an unruly mob into an organized revolt. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
  • Aunt Resia and the Spirits and Other Stories

    By Yanick Lahens

    Our Price: $23.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780813929019
    • Publisher: Univ of Virginia Pr
    • Published: April 2010
  • Brown Girl, Brownstones

    By Paule Marshall

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781558614987
    • Publisher: The Feminist Press at the City University of New York
    • Published: July 2006
    “Remarkable for its courage, its color and its natural control.”—The New Yorker“Unforgettable...written with pride and anger, with rebellion and tears.”—The Herald TribuneThis beloved coming-of-age story set in Brooklyn during the Depression and World War II follows the life of Selina Boyce, a daughter of Barbadians immigrants. Her mother craves the American Dream while her father longs for his island birthplace. The new foreword by contemporary Caribbean author Edwidge Danticat explores the novel's themes of identity, sexuality and values as well as Selina's struggle against the racism and poverty surrounding her.
  • Collected Fictions

    By Jorge Luis Borges

    Our Price: $12.00 - $22.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780140286809
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: September 1999
    (Penguin Classics). This superb collection assembles works drawn from the following books: A Universal History of Iniquity, Ficciones, Artifices, The Aleph, The Maker, In Praise of Darkness, Dr. Brodie's Report, and Shakespeare's Memory. With a Note on the Translation; Notes to the Fictions. 565p.
  • Does Your House Have Lions?

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780807068311
    • Publisher: Beacon Press
    • Published: February 1998
    A deeply personal and intense poetical masterpiece details the author's brother's struggle with AIDS and the unforgiving nature of society. Reprint.
  • Dogeaters

    By Jessica Hagedorn

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780140149043
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: July 1991
    The destinies of a varied group of characters--movie stars, department store clerks, the wealthiest man in the Philippines--are intertwined with a beauty pageant, a film festival, and an assassination, in a study of the Philippines under Marcos
  • Dreaming in Cuban

    By Cristina Garcia

    Our Price: $17.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780345381439
    • Publisher: Ballantine Books
    • Published: March 1993
    It's not a language...it's a jewel of a novel! Cristina Garcia tells of a family divided politically and geographically by the Cuban revolution and of the generational fissures that open each side: in Cuba, between a grandmother who isa fervent Castro supporter and a daughter who retreats into an Afro-Cuban Santeria cult in America, between another daughter who mocks her obsession. 245p.
  • Drown

    By Junot Diaz

    Our Price: $8.00 - $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781573226066
    • Publisher: Riverhead Books
    • Published: July 1997
    Ten stories that move from the barrios of the Dominican Republic to the struggling urban communities of New Jersey. '...fierce, sharp-edged.' With a Glossary. 166p.
  • Erasure

    By Percival Everett

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781555975999
    • Publisher: Graywolf Press
    • Published: October 2011
    Thelonius “Monk” Ellison’s writing career has bottomed out; seventeen publishers, which stings all the more because his previous novels have been “critically acclaimed”, have rejected his latest manuscript. He seethes on the sidelines of the literary establishment as he views the meteoric success of We’s Lives in Da Ghetto, a first novel by a woman who once visited “some relatives in Harlem for a couple of days.” Meanwhile, Monk struggles with real family tragedies – his aged mother is fast succumbing to Alzheimer’s, and he still grapples with the reverberations of his father’s suicide seven years before. In his rage and despair, Monk dashes off a novel meant to be an indictment of Juanita Mae Jenkin’s bestseller. He doesn’t intend for My Pafology to be published, let alone taken seriously, but it is – under the pseudonym Stagg R. Leigh – and soon it becomes The Next Big Thing. How Monk deals with the personal and professional fallout galvanizes the audacious and quietly devastating novel. 265p.
  • Family Ties (Lacos de Familia)

    By Clarice Lispector

    Our Price: $22.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780292724488
    • Publisher: University of Texas Press
    • Published: January 1984
    Tells the stories of a fearful adolescent, an angry old woman, a dog's burial, a possessive mother and her son, a businessman's dinner, and a French explorer in Africa
  • For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf: A Choreopoem

    By Ntozake Shange

    Our Price: $10.80
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780684843261
    • Publisher: Scribner
    • Published: September 1977
    First published in 1975, this dramatic prose poem's highly acclaimed critical success at Joseph Papp's Public Theatre on Broadway, earned i t an Obie Award. Shange's words resoundingly, compassionately, and determinedly reveal what it is to be of color and female in the 20th century. Here is the complete text, with stage directions. 64p.
  • General Sun, My Brother

    By Jacques S. Alexis

    Our Price: $22.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780813918907
    • Published: November 1999
  • How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

    By Julia Alvarez

    Our Price: $8.00 - $14.35
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781565129757
    • Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
    • Published: January 2010
    Forced to flee their native Caribbean island after an attempted coup, the Garcias--Carlos, Laura, and their four daughters--must learn a new way of life in the Bronx, while trying to cling to the old ways that they loved.
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

    By Maya Angelou

    Our Price: $16.20
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780812980028
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: April 2009
    The author and poet recalls the anguish of her childhood in Arkansas and her adolescence in northern slums.
  • I, Tituba: Black Witch of Salem

    By Maryse Conde

    Our Price: $19.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780813927671
    • Publisher: University of Virginia Press
    • Published: January 2009