Bea's Picks

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Vegan Soul Kitchen: Fresh, Healthy, and Creative African American Cuisine Cover Image
$17.06
ISBN: 9780738212289
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Published: Da Capo Press - March 3rd, 2009

The mere mention of soul food brings thoughts of greasy fare and clogged arteries. Bryant Terry offers recipes that leave out heavy salt and refined sugar, "bad" fats, and unhealthy cooking techniques, and leave in the down-home flavor.


This Is How You Lose Her Cover Image
$24.26
ISBN: 9781594487361
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 11th, 2012

Finalist for the 2012 National Book Award


By the Light of My Father's Smile Cover Image
$14.40
ISBN: 9780345426062
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Published: Ballantine Books - August 31st, 1999

By the Light of My Father's Smile is Alice Walker's first novel in six years--a stunning, original, and important book by "one of the best American writers of today" (The Washington Post).


Home Cover Image
$12.60
ISBN: 9780307740915
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Published: Vintage Books - January 1st, 2013

A New York Times Notable Book
A Washington Post Notable Work of Fiction
A Best Book of the Year: NPR, AV Club, St. Louis Dispatch

When Frank Money joined the army to escape his too-small world, he left behind his cherished and fragile little sister, Cee. After the war, his shattered life has no purpose until he hears that Cee is in danger.


Black Cool: One Thousand Streams of Blackness Cover Image
By Rebecca Walker (Editor), Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (Foreword by), Dream Hampton (Contribution by)
$13.46
ISBN: 9781593764173
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Published: Soft Skull Press - February 7th, 2012

Sacred Woman: A Guide to Healing the Feminine Body, Mind, and Spirit Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780345434869
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Published: One World - October 30th, 2001

Queen Afua is a nationally renowned herbalist, natural health expert, and dedicated healer of women's bodies and women's souls who practices a uniquely Afrocentric spirituality. Her classic bestseller, Heal Thyself, forever changed the way African Americans practice holistic health.


Love Cake Cover Image
$16.16
ISBN: 9781894770699
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Published: Tsar Publications - September 30th, 2011

Poetry. LGBT Studies. Asian American Studies. In these poems, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha explores how queer people of color resist and transform violence through love and desire.


When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times Cover Image
$13.46
ISBN: 9781570623448
Availability: Special Order
Published: Shambhala Publications - September 26th, 2000

The beautiful practicality of her teaching has made Pema Chodron one of the most beloved of contemporary American spiritual authors among Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. A collection of talks she gave between 1987 and 1994, the book is a treasury of wisdom for going on living when we are overcome by pain and difficulties. Chodron discusses:


Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships Cover Image
$16.16
ISBN: 9781573442954
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Published: Cleis Press - June 2008

Relationship expert and bestselling author Tristan Taormino offers a bold new strategy for creating loving, lasting relationships. Drawing on in-depth interviews with over a hundred women and men, Opening Up explores the real-life benefits and challenges of all styles of open relationships from partnered non-monogamy to solo polyamory.