Edwidge Danticat's Bookshelf


  • 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
  • Black Girl in Paris

    By Shay Youngblood

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781573228510
    • Publisher: Riverhead Books
    • Published: January 2001
    The narrator, a young Black woman, describes her experiences as a struggling writer in Paris, hoping to meet James Baldwin
  • Collected Fictions

    By Jorge Luis Borges

    Our Price: $12.00 - $21.60
    • 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.
  • 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: $8.50
    • 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: $7.50 - $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: $6.50 - $11.69
    • 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
  • Healing

    By Gayl Jones

    Our Price: $23.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780807063255
    • Publisher: BEACON PRESS
    • Published: January 1999
    (The Bluestreak Series).
  • 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: $8.50 - $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: $9.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780813927671
    • Publisher: University of Virginia Press
    • Published: January 2009
  • In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Womanist Prose

    By Alice Walker

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780156028646
    • Publisher: Harcourt, Inc.
    • Published: 1983
    The author's first collection of nonfiction consists of thirty-six pieces ranging from the personal to the political: essays about Walker's own work and that of other writers, accounts of the civil rights movement of the 1960s and the antinuclear movement of the 1980s, and a vivid, courageous memoir of a scarring childhood injury. Throughout, Walker explores the theories and practices of feminists and feminism, incorporating what she calls the 'womanist' tradition ofblack women. 397p.