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  Cover Art: Twelve Gates to the City Black, Daniel.
Twelve Gates to the City
Follows the experiences of Sister, who from the spirit realm discloses family secrets to TL while sharing with him the events that transpired while he was away, revelations during which TL takes a schoolmaster position and searches for answers.
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Murder Mayhem a Fine Man Burney, Claudia Mair
Murder Mayhem a Fine Man
The first book in the Amanda Bell Brown series, Murder, Mayhem, and a Fine Man finds the title character using her skills as a psychologist-sleuth to solve a mystery, undercovering an underground cult and the abuse associated with it.
Adult Mystery Book BURNEY
  Cover Art: If Sons Then Heirs : a Novel Cary, Lorene
If Sons Then Heirs : a Novel
After World War II, Needham family members migrated north to Philadelphia from South Carolina, leaving behind the tragic injustice surrounding the violent death of their patriarch, King. His devoted widow, Selma, remains on the old home place. Over the years, she raises King's children, including his great-grandson, Rayne, on whom falls the responsibility to bring the family together to save the family land and mend the rift between him and his mother.
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Till You Hear from Me : a Novel Cleage, Pearl
Till You Hear from Me : a Novel
Just when it appears that all her hard work on Barack Obama's presidential campaign is about to pay off with a White House job, thirty-five-year-old Ida B. Wells Dunbar finds herself on Washington, D.C.'s post-election sidelines even as her twentysomething counterparts overrun the West Wing. She returns home to Atlanta, and her controversial civil rights icon father, Reverend Horace A. Dunbar.
Adult Fiction Book CLEAGE
  Cover Art: Uptown DeBerry, Virginia
Uptown dives into the high-rolling world of Manhattan real estate. When money, power, and respect are at stake, a Harlem family's bonds are strained to the breaking point.
Adult Fiction Book DEBERRY
  Cover Art: First of State Greer, Robert O.
First of State
It's 1972, and 22-year-old decorated war vet CJ Floyd has recently returned to Denver from Vietnam with post-traumatic stress disorder. Navigating depression, he finds a friend in World War II vet and amputee Wiley Ames. After Ames and a mysterious Chinese man are found murdered, CJ's already fragile world threatens to collapse.
Adult Fiction Book GREER
  Cover Art: The Shirt On his Back : a Benjamin January Novel Hambly, Barbara
The Shirt On his Back : a Benjamin January Novel
After a corpse is discovered at a secret rendezvous of mountain men in the untamed Rockies, Benjamin January must find out who the murderer is.
Adult Fiction Book HAMBLY
  Cover Art: Family Ties Hill, Ernest
Family Ties
Picking up where his acclaimed "A Life for a Life" leaves off, Hill delivers a riveting novel of love, violence, and redemption.
Adult Fiction Book HILL
  Cover Art: Silver Sparrow : a Novel Jones, Tayari
Silver Sparrow : a Novel
Set in a middle-class neighborhood in Atlanta in the 1980s, the novel revolves around James Witherspoon's two families, the public one and the secret one. When the daughters from each family meet and form a friendship, only one of them knows they are sisters. As Jones explores the backstories of her rich yet flawed characters, the father, the two mothers, the grandmother, and the uncle, she also reveals the joy, as well as the destruction, they brought to one another's lives. At the heart of it all are the two lives at stake, and like the best writers--think Toni Morrison with The Bluest Eye--Jones portrays the fragility of these young girls with raw authenticity as they seek love, demand attention, and try to imagine themselves as women, just not as their mothers.
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Gathering of Waters McFadden, Bernice L.
Gathering of Waters
The story is narrated by the town of Money, Mississippi. Tass Hilson and Emmett Till were young and in love when Emmett was murdered in 1955. Anxious to escape the town, Tass marries Maximillian May and relocates to Detroit. Forty years later, after the death of her husband, Tass returns to Money and fanstasy takes flesh when Emmett Till's spirit is finally released from the waters of the Tallahatchie River and the two lovers are reunited.
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Glorious : a Novel McFadden, Bernice L.
Glorious : a Novel
Set against the backdrops of the Jim Crow South, the Harlem Renaissance, and the civil rights era. Blending the truth of American history with the fruits of imagination, this is the story of Easter Venetta Bartlett, a fictional Harlem Renaissance writer whose tumultuous path to success, ruin, and revival offers a candid portrait of the American experience in all its beauty and cruelty.
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Secrets of Newberry McGlothin, Victor
The Secrets of Newberry
Two lifelong friends are about to discover the hard side of life in The Big Easy after a heinous crime is committed . . . THE SECRETS OF NEWBERRY 1950s New Orleans couldn't be sweeter. "McGlothin creates a sizzling slice of life in 1947 . . . He weaves convincing historical elements into a fast-moving caper."- Publishers Weeklyon Ms. Etta's Fast House
Adult Fiction Book MCGLOTH
  Cover Art: Known to Evil Mosley, Walter
Known to Evil
Alfonse Rinaldo, the mysterious power-behind- the-throne at City Hall, the fixer who seems to control every little thing that happens in New York City, has a problem that even he can't fix -- and he's come to Leonid McGill for help. It seems a young woman has disappeared, leaving murder in her wake, and it means everything to Rinaldo to track her down.
Adult Mystery Book MOSLEY
  Cover Art: The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey Mosley, Walter
The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey
Ptolemy Grey is a 91-year-old man, suffering from dementia and living as a recluse in his Los Angeles apartment. Then Robyn Small, a 17-year-old family friend, appears and helps clean up his apartment and straighten out his life. A reinvigorated Ptolemy volunteers for an experimental medical program that restores his mind, and he uses his last days--shortened now by the medical experiment--to delve into the mystery of the recent drive-by shooting death of his great-nephew, Reggie.
Adult Fiction Book MOSLEY
  Cover Art: Cross Fire Patterson, James
Cross Fire
As Detective Alex Cross contends with a D.C. sniper, FBI agent Siegel, and his upcoming wedding to Bree, he receives a call from his deadliest adversary, Kyle Craig. The Mastermind is in D.C. and will not relent until he has eliminated Cross and his family for good.
Adult Fiction Book PATTERSON
  Cover Art: Spring Break Perrin, Kayla
Spring Break
Their trip to Artula started the way any trip should, but Chanetelle and her friends find their vacation in jeopardy when old rivalries and new jealousies come to light as the week passes. When Ashley disappears, is it a random act of violence-- or something more sinister?
Adult Fiction Book PERRIN
  Cover Art: Rebel Yell : a Novel Randall, Alice
Rebel Yell : a Novel
Abel Jones Jr., a civil rights lawyer's sone turned Black Washinton neocon, has met an unlikely end: collapsing at the Rebel Yell dinner theater, surrounded by actors in Confederate regalia, with his white second wife at his side...To fully understand the story of Abel Jones, for her own sake and that of their teenage son, Hope journeys from Nashville to Rome, seeking the connection between the Abel she loved--a child of Southern terror in the sixties--and the Abel who became a White House watchdog of global terror, driven to measures Hope could never have imagined.--Jacket.
Adult Fiction Book RANDALL
  Cover Art: Some Sing Some Cry Shange, Ntozake
Some Sing Some Cry
The story of emancipated slave Elizabeth Mayfield traces her rise as the matriarch of a family of musically gifted Southern women who overcome brutal obstacles while witnessing key moments in American history.
Adult Fiction Book SHANGE
  Cover Art: Wading Home: a Novel of New Orleans Story, Rosalyn M.
Wading Home: a Novel of New Orleans
As the shadow of Hurricane Katrina looms, Simon Fortier knows how he plans to face the storm--in his long-time home in the city's Treme neighborhood, just as he did through so many storms before. But when Katrina's waters rise and the city's broken levees cause devastating floods, Simon disappears. His son Julian, a celebrated but down-on-his-luck trumpeter, rushes home to the city he left years before, to search for a father with whom he'd been on difficult terms over preparing for the hurricane.
Adult Fiction Book STORY
  Cover Art: Daddy By Default Tucker, Pat
Daddy By Default
From author Pat Tucker comes a drama-filled tale of lies, schemes and consequences as these men discover the importance of knowing the paternity laws in your state.
Adult Fiction Book TUCKER
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