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The Author’s Bookshelf: Marlon James

Marlon James is the author of the New York Times bestseller A Brief History of Seven Killings, The Book of Night Women, and John Crow's DevilA Brief History of Seven Killings won the Man Booker Prize, the American Book Award, and the Anisfield-Wolf Award for Fiction, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. The Book of Night Women won the Minnesota Book Award and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, as well as the NAACP Image Award. A professor at Macalester College in St. Paul, James divides his time between Minnesota and New York.

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A Brief History of Seven Killings


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John Crow's Evil


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The Book of Night Women

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Marlon James’s Bookshelf:


  • A Brief History of Seven Killings

    By Marlon James

    Our Price: $8.50 - $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781594633942
    • Publisher: Riverhead Books
    • Published: October 2015
    A tale inspired by the 1976 attempted assassination of Bob Marley spans decades and continents to explore the experiences of journalists, drug dealers, killers and ghosts against a backdrop of period social and political turmoil. By the award-winning author of The Book of Night Women. 25,000 first printing.
  • A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries

    By Kaylie Jones

    Our Price: $12.55
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781888451467
    • Publisher: Akashic Books
    • Published: October 2003
    Based on the author's early years in Paris with her famous father, A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries chronicles the growth of an extraordinary family. Previously the adored only child, Channe finds her world disrupted by the adoption of a French brother, Benoit. This novel explores the complex, volatile relationships between a brother, a sister, a mother, and a father, as they confront their own experiences of orphanhood.
  • 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.
  • American Tabloid

    By James Ellroy

    Our Price: $8.48 - $15.25
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375727375
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: April 2001
    Where three renegade law-enforcement officers - a former L.A. cop and two FBI agents - are shaping events with the virulence of their greed and hatred, riding full-blast shotgun into history...Where the CIA, the Mob, J. Edgar Hoover, Howard Hughes, Jimmy Hoffa, Cuban political exiles, & various loose cannons conspire in a covert anarchy...Where the right drugs, the right amount of cash, the right murder buys a moment of a man's loyalty...Not to mention James Ellroy'strademark nothing-spared rendering of reality, blistering language, & relentless narrative pace - present in electrifying abundance, put to work in a novel both shocking & daring: a secret history that zeroes in on a still-secret time.
  • Augustown

    By Kei Miller

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781101974094
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Published: May 2018
  • Before Night Falls

    By Reinaldo Arenas

    Our Price: $8.50 - $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780140157659
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: 1994
    A New York Times Book Review, Editors' Choice, 1993. This shocking memoir by the visionary Cuban writer recounts his journey from poverty-stricken childhood in rural Cuba to his death in New York four decades later. In between he tells of his odyssey from adolescent rebel fighting for the Revolution through his suppression as a writer, his disillusionment with Castro, his imprisonment and torture, and his eventual flight from Cuba. 317p.
  • Black Leopard, Red Wolf (The Dark Star Trilogy)

    By Marlon James

    Our Price: $26.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780735220171
    • Publisher: Riverhead Books
    • Published: February 2019
  • Chronicle of a Death Foretold

    By Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    Our Price: $12.60
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781400034710
    • Publisher: Vintage International
    • Published: October 2003
    In this sublime novella that transcends its immediate story, a man returns to the town where a baffling murder took place 27 years earlier, determined to get to the bottom of the story. Just hours after marrying the beautiful Angela Vicario, everyone agrees, Byardo San Romain returned his bride in disgrace to her parents. Her distraught family forced her to name her first lover, and her twin brothers announced their intention to murder Santiago Nasar for dishonoring their sister. The moral of the story? `The more that is learned, the less is understood', considering the murder's foretelling & lack of intervention. Yes? No? 120p. Pap.
  • 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
  • Dubliners

    By James Joyce

    Our Price: $5.50 - $9.90
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780812983012
    • Publisher: Modern Library
    • Published: August 2012
    Introduction by John Banville James Joyce was the singular figure of modernism, and to this day his grand vision looms large over contemporary literature and the entire Western canon. His stylistic innovations were revolutionary, yet nowhere is Joyce more accessible than in this volume of short stories, a brilliant collection that celebrates, critiques, and immortalizes the place that Joyce knew better than anyone else: Dublin. From the young boy encountering death in the opening story, “The Sisters,” to the middle-aged protagonist of its haunting finale, “The Dead,” considered one of the greatest short stories of all time, Dubliners is a vivid portrait of the city in all its glory and hardship, and a seminal work that redefined the short form. Featuring a new Introduction by acclaimed novelist John Banville, this edition is not only a breathless portal into Joyce's “dear dirty Dublin” but a vital literary treasure from one of the great masters of all time.
  • Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

    By Alison Bechdel

    Our Price: $8.50 - $16.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780618871711
    • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
    • Published: June 2007
    A memoir done in the form of a graphic novel by a cult favorite comic artist offers a darkly funny family portrait that details her relationship with her father--a funeral home director, high school English teacher, and closeted homosexual.
  • Heartbreak Soup: A Love and Rockets Book

    By Gilbert Hernandez

    Our Price: $18.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781560977834
    • Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
    • Published: March 2007
    The first volume in a chronological series featuring the complete first series of fifty issues from the celebrated comic book series Love & Rockets includes the provocative "Heartbreak Soup" stories about the inhabitants of Palomar, a small village in a Central American country. Original.
  • Hellboy in Hell, Vol. 1: The Descent

    By Mike Mignola

    Our Price: $9.00 - $17.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781616554446
    • Publisher: Dark Horse Books
    • Published: June 2014
    Hellboy creator and comics superstar Mike Mignola returns to draw Hellboy's ongoing story for the first time since Hellboy: The Conqueror Worm. It's a story only Mignola could tell, as more of Hellboy's secrets are at last revealed, in the most bizarre depiction of Hell you've ever seen! Comic Book Resources said, "Hellboy in Hell shows a master returning to his craft and exceeding reader expectations. This is a horror comic that reminds just how good both the genre and the medium can be."
  • Hollywood Wives

    By Jackie Collins

    Our Price: $8.95
    • Format: Mass Market
    • ISBN-13: 9780671704599
    • Publisher: SIMON AND SCHUSTER
    • Published: July 1995
  • House of Lords and Commons: Poems

    By Ishion Hutchinson

    Our Price: $12.60
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780374537289
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: September 2017