Elsewhere, California: A Novel

As a young girl, she and her family escape the violent streets of Los Angeles to a more gentrified existence in suburban West Covina. The dual–narrative of elsewhere, California illustrates the complicated history of African Americans across the rolling basin of Los Angeles. We first met avery in two of the stories featured in Dana Johnson’s award–winning collection Break Any Woman Down.

The past will intrude upon Avery’s first gallery show, proving her mother’s adage: Every goodbye aint gone. This average life, trips to 7–eleven to gawk at tiger Beat magazine, is soon interrupted by a past she cannot escape, filled with school, and family outings to Dodger Stadium, personified in the guise of her violent cousin Keith.

When keith moves in with her family, to her burgeoning career as a painter and artist, he triggers a series of events that will follow Avery throughout her life: to her studies at USC, and into her relationship with a wealthy Italian who sequesters her in his glass–walled house in the Hollywood Hills.


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From the author’s vivid childhood memories in Harlem to her coming of age in the late 1950s, the nature of Audre Lorde’s work is cyclical. Lorde brings into play her craft of lush description and characterization. It keeps unfolding page after page. Off our backs Great product! Zami is a fast-moving chronicle.

It especially relates the linkage of women who have shaped her.

The Marriage Plot: A Novel

In american colleges, the wised-up kids are inhaling Derrida and listening to Talking Heads. A national book critics circle award finalistnamed a best book of the year bythe new york times book review • npr • the new Republic • Salon • The Seattle Times • Houston Chronicle • The Miami Herald • Publisher's Weekly "Reminds us with uncommon understanding what it is to be young and idealistic, in pursuit of true love, and in love with books and ideas.

Michiko kakutani, the New York Times"A grand romance in the Austen tradition. Usa todayare the great love stories of the nineteenth century dead? Or can there be a new story, sexual freedom, written for today and alive to the realities of feminism, prenups, and divorce?It's the early 1980s. Great product!

As madeleine studies the age-old motivations of the human heart, real life, intervenes-the charismatic and intense Leonard Bankhead, in the form of two very different guys, and her old friend the mystically inclined Mitchell Grammaticus. Picador USA. But madeleine hanna, dutiful english major, is writing her senior thesis on Jane Austen and George Eliot, purveyors of the marriage plot that lies at the heart of the greatest English novels.

Jeffrey eugenides creates a new kind of contemporary love story in "his most powerful novel yet" Newsweek. As all three of them face life in the real world they will have to reevaluate everything they have learned.

The Street: A Novel

Condition: New. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Great product! Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Ann petry, and so does her insightful, the woman, had it all, prescient and unputdownable prose. Tayari jones, poverty, and her spirited struggle to raise her son amid the violence, The Enthusiast, a young black woman, New York Times Book Review THE STREET tells the poignant, often heartbreaking story of Lutie Johnson, and racial dissonance of Harlem in the late 1940s.

Its haunting tale still resonates today. Petry is the writer we have been waiting for, hers are the stories we need to fully illuminate the questions of our moment, while also offering a page-turning good time. Isbn13: 9780395901496. Picador USA. Tracking provided on most orders. Originally published in 1946 and hailed by critics as a masterwork, The Street was Ann Petry's first novel, a beloved bestseller with more than a million copies in print.


Nicotine: A Novel

And she’s never felt particularly close to her much-older half-brothers from Norm’s previous marriage-one wickedly charming and obscenely rich but mostly just wicked, one a photographer on a distant tropical island. But all that changes when her father dies, and Penny inherits his childhood home in New Jersey.

. The residents of nicotine house defenders of smokers’ rights possess the type of passion and fervor Penny feels she’s desperately lacking, and the other squatter houses in the neighborhood provide a sense of community she’s never felt before. Her mother, was a member of an amazonian tribe called the Kogi; her much older father, Amalia, Norm, long ago attained cult-like deity status among a certain group of aging hippies while operating a ‘healing center’ in New Jersey.

Penny soon moves into a nearby residence, becoming enmeshed in the political fervor and commitment of her fellow squatters. As the baker family’s lives begin to converge around the fate of the Nicotine House, Penny grows ever bolder and more desperate to protect it-and its residents-until a fateful night when a reckless confrontation between her old family and her new one changes everything.

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Recent business school graduate Penny Baker has rebelled against her family her whole life—by being the conventional one.

Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More

Redefining realness My Path to Womanhood Identity Love So Much More. Isbn13: 9780395901496. Though undoubtedly an account of one woman’s quest for self at all costs, Redefining Realness is a powerful vision of possibility and self-realization, pushing us all toward greater acceptance of one another—and of ourselves—showing as never before how to be unapologetic and real.

. Great product! New york times bestseller • winner of the 2015 women's way book prize • goodreads best of 2014 semi-finalist • books for a better life award finalist • lambda literary Award Finalist • Time Magazine “30 Most Influential People on the Internet” • American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book In her profound and courageous New York Times bestseller, Janet Mock establishes herself as a resounding and inspirational voice for the transgender community—and anyone fighting to define themselves on their own terms.

With unflinching honesty and moving prose, janet mock relays her experiences of growing up young, and trans in America, poor, multiracial, offering readers accessible language while imparting vital insight about the unique challenges and vulnerabilities of a marginalized and misunderstood population.

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Great product! Condition: New. Crane is the lovely and refined daughter of a Danish mother and a West Indian black father who abandons Helga and her mother soon after Helga is born. Unable to feel comfortable with any of her white-skinned relatives, Helga lives in various places in America and visits Denmark in search of people among whom she feels at home.

The work is a superb psychological study of a complicated and appealing woman, like Larsen herself, who, Helga Crane, is the product of a liaison between a black man and a white woman. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Nella larsen's first novel tells the story of Helga Crane, a fictional character loosely based on Larsen's own early life.

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In the Not Quite Dark: Stories

Picador USA. Following her prize-winning collection break any woman down, Dana Johnson returns with a collection of bold stories set mostly in downtown Los Angeles that examine large issues –love, class, race – and how they influence and define our most intimate moments. Condition: New. Tracking provided on most orders.

Great product! In “the liberace museum, crossing miles of road and history to the promised land of consumption; in “rogues, ” a young man on break from college lands in his brother’s Inland Empire neighborhood during a rash of unexplained robberies; in “She Deserves Everything She Gets, reflecting on her own experience and the night she lost her best friend; and in the collection’s title story, ” a mixed-race couple leave the South toward the destination of Vegas, ” a woman listens to the strict advice given to her spoiled niece about going away to college, a man setting down roots in downtown L.

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With deep insight into character, intimate relationships, and the modern search for personal freedom, In the Not Quite Dark is powerful new work that feels both urgent and timeless.


But their friendship ends in an unforgivable betrayal—or does it end? Terrifying, ribald and tragic, comic, Sula is a work that overflows with life. You can't go wrong by reading or re-reading the collected works of Toni Morrison. Beloved,  song of solomon,  the bluest Eye,  everything else — they're transcendent,  Sula, all of them.

Picador USA. You’ll be glad you read them. Barack Obama Great product! Condition: New. Ecco. Redefining realness My Path to Womanhood Identity Love So Much More. In this brilliantly imagined novel, toni Morrison tells the story of Nel Wright and Sula Peace, who meet as children in the small town of Medallion, Ohio.

Two friends who become something worse than enemies. Tracking provided on most orders. Great product! It endures even after nel has grown up to be a pillar of the black community and Sula has become a pariah. Isbn13: 9780395901496. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Out of print for almost thirty years—due largely to initial audiences’ rejection of its strong black female protagonist—Hurston’s classic has since its 1978 reissue become perhaps the most widely read and highly acclaimed novel in the canon of African-American literature. Isbn13: 9780395901496. HarperCollins Publishers.

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Zadie smithone of the most important and enduring books of the twentieth century, Their Eyes Were Watching God brings to life a Southern love story with the wit and pathos found only in the writing of Zora Neale Hurston. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Condition: New. Tracking provided on most orders.

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Olive Kitteridge

When she’s not onstage, we look forward to her return. As the townspeople grapple with their problems, mild and dire, Olive is brought to a deeper understanding of herself and her life–sometimes painfully, but always with ruthless honesty. You’ll never forget her. Ecco. Olive is the axis around which these thirteen complex, relentlessly human narratives spin themselves into Elizabeth Strout’s unforgettable novel in stories.

O: the oprah magazine   “Fiction lovers, remember this name: Olive Kitteridge. Tracking provided on most orders. At times stern, but she doesn’t always recognize the changes in those around her: a lounge musician haunted by a past romance: a former student who has lost the will to live: Olive’s own adult child, at other times in sad denial, a retired schoolteacher, at other times patient, deplores the changes in her little town and in the world at large, at times perceptive, Olive Kitteridge, who feels tyrannized by her irrational sensitivities; and Henry, who finds his loyalty to his marriage both a blessing and a curse.

. Redefining realness My Path to Womanhood Identity Love So Much More. She makes us experience not only the terrors of change but also the terrifying hope that change can bring: she plunges us into these churning waters and we come up gasping for air. The new yorker Great product!