• A Taste of Power: A Black Woman's Story

    By Elaine Brown

    Our Price: $9.95 - $16.15
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780385471077
    • Publisher: Anchor Books
    • Published: December 1993
    The author recalls her years as a leader in the Black Panther Party, including her complicated relationship with fellow Panther Huey Newton, her own struggles with racism and sexism, and what ultimately destroyed the party
  • Abeng

    By Michelle Cliff

    Our Price: $12.60
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780452274839
    • Publisher: Penguin USA
    • Published: September 1995
    Tells the stories of twelve-year-old Clare Savage's ancestors, both the black slaves on her mother's side and the white slave owners of Jamaica on her father's side.
  • Bad Behavior

    By Mary Gaitskill

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781439148877
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks
    • Published: July 2009
    A trade paperback reissue of National Book Award finalist Mary Gaitskill's debut short story collection. Making critical waves when first published, these stories about dislocation, longing and desire depict a disenchanted and rebellious urban fringe generation in search of human connection. They are rendered in radar-perfect detail, replete with a reportorial candor uncompromised by sentimentality or voyeuristic charm. These stories are the real deal. 208p.
  • Beginning of the Fields

    By Angela Shaw

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781932195736
    • Publisher: Tupelo Press
    • Published: June 2009
  • Beyond Palomar: A Love and Rockets Book (Palomar and Luba, Vol. 3)

    By Gilbert Hernandez

    Our Price: $18.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781560978824
    • Published: December 2007
    After a decade spent chronicling the goings-on in the sleepy Central American hamlet of Palomar, Gilbert Hernandez exppanded his world radically with these two epic stories: Poison River and Love and Rockets X. The dizzyingly dense period piece Poison River traces the pre-Palomar childhood of Luba, her teenage marriage to the gangster Peter Rio, the secrets behind her mysterious mother - all the way to her arrival in Palomar. Love and Rockets X depicts 1990s Los Angeles as a cauldron of cultural & racial resentments ready to boil over - seemingly a million miles away from placid Palomar, and yet there are echoes from the distant village. Black-and-white illustrations throughout. 256p.
  • Black Tickets: Stories

    By Jayne Anne Phillips

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375727351
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Published: September 2001
    A collection of short stories and vignettes by the author of Machine Dreams reveals the daily life and loneliness of common people in town and country settings. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
  • Born Palestinian, Born Black

    By Suheir Hammad

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780976014225
    • Publisher: UpSet Press, Inc.
    • Published: October 2010
    Poetry. UpSet Press has restored to print Suheir Hammad's first book of poems, BORN PALESTINIAN, BORN BLACK, originally published by Harlem River Press in 1996. The new edition is augmented with a new author's preface, and new poems, under the heading THE GAZA SUITE, as well as a new publisher's note by Zohra Saed, an introduction by Marco Villalobos, and an afterword by Kazim Ali. "The true manifest destiny of Suheir Hammad is to raise her searing vigorous voice, a brave flag over the dispossessed to sing stories of indelible origin and linkage to remind struggling humankind, whatever color or cultural root: We will hold on, we will never be gone. What's more, we will shine the light on one another!"--Naomi Shihab Nye.
  • Caucasia

    By Danzy Senna

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781573227162
    • Publisher: Riverhead Books
    • Published: February 1999
    Stunning first novel in which two sisters growing up in Boston are so close that they share a secret language explores the politics of skin color as played out in a biracial family, through the eyes of Birdie Lee. 413p.
  • Ceremony

    By Leslie Marmon Silko

    Our Price: $8.50 - $16.20
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143104919
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: December 2006
    Tayo, a World War II veteran of mixed ancestry, returns to the Laguna Pueblo Reservation. He is deeply scarred by his experience as a prisoner of the Japanese and further wounded by the rejection he encounters from his people. Only by immersing himself in the Indian past can he begin to regain the peace that was taken from him. 243p.
  • Close Range: Wyoming Stories

    By Annie Proulx

    Our Price: $17.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780684852225
    • Publisher: Scribner
    • Published: February 2000
    Set in Wyoming, a landscape both brutal and magnificent, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's collection of short stories encompasses loneliness, quick violence, and the wrong kinds of love - enlivened by folk tales, flights offancy, and details of ranch & rural work. 285p.
  • Cold Skin

    Our Price: $13.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781841958835
    • Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd.
    • Published: February 2007
    Reporting to a post-World War I solitary assignment on the edge of the Antarctic, weather official Gruner discovers that his predecessor has gone missing, that their outpost is under attack by deadly reptilian creatures, and that his only companion is a deeply disturbed stranger. Reprint.
  • Devil in a Blue Dress: An Easy Rawlins Mystery

    By Walter Mosley

    Our Price: $16.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780743451796
    • Publisher: Washington Square Press
    • Published: September 2002
    Los Angeles. 1948: Easy Rawlins is a black war veteran just fired from his job ast a defense plant. Easy is drinking in a friend's bar, wondering how he'll meet his mortgage, when a white man in a linen suit walks in. offering good money if Easy will simply locate Miss Daphne Money, a blond beauty known to frequent black jazz clubs. Named 'one of the 100 favorite mysteries of the century' by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association. 263p.
  • Dhalgren

    By Samuel R. Delany

    Our Price: $10.00 - $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375706684
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: May 2001
    Bellona is a city at the dead center of the United States. Something has happened there...The population has fled. Madmen and criminals wander the streets. Strange portents appear in the cloud-covered sky. Into this disaster zone comesa young man - poet, lover, and adventurer - known only as the Kid. Tackling questions of race, gender, and sexuality, Dhalgren is a literary marvel and groundbreaking work of American magical realism.
  • Distant Star

    By Roberto Bolano

    Our Price: $15.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780811215862
    • Publisher: New Directions
    • Published: December 2004
    Alberto Ruiz-Tagle exploits the 1973 coup to launch his own version of the New Chilean Poetry: a multimedia enterprise involving sky-writing, torture, photography, murder and verse. The book's unnamed narrator first encounters him in a college poetry workshop. The next sighting comes as the narrator stands in a prison camp for political undesirables, gazing up at a WWII Messerschmitt sky-writing over the Andes. The aviator is Ruiz-Tagle,now serving in the Chilean air force under his actual name, Carlos Wider. Behind any evil act in the darkness of Pinochet's regime, the narrator, more and more obsessed, suspects Wieder's silent hand. 149p.
  • 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'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.