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Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594633409
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 3rd, 2015

As seen on the cover of the New York Times Book Review, where it was described as “gloriously unsettling… evoking Toni Morrison, Haruki Murakami, Angela Carter, Edgar Allan Poe, Gabriel García Márquez, Chris Abani and even Emily Dickinson,” and already one of the year’s most widely acclaimed novels:

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062348678
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Published: Balzer + Bray - April 7th, 2015

Now a major motion picture: Love, Simon, starring Nick Robinson and Katherine Langford!

William C. Morris Award Winner: Best Young Adult Debut of the Year * National Book Award Longlist

"A remarkable gift of a novel."—Andrew Smith, author of Grasshopper Jungle

The Inheritance Trilogy Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316334006
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Published: Orbit - December 9th, 2014

After her mother's death, a young woman is summoned to the floating city of Sky to claim a royal inheritance she never knew existed in this epic fantasy trilogy from the NYT bestselling author of The Fifth Season.

Sin and Syntax: How to Craft Wicked Good Prose Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385346894
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Published: Three Rivers Press - August 13th, 2013

A fully revised and updated edition with writing prompts and challenges in every chapter

Her Stories: African American Folktales, Fairy Tales, and True Tales Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780590473705
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Blue Sky Press - November 1995

At Her Feet Cover Image
ISBN: 9781602829480
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Published: Bold Strokes Books - September 17th, 2013

During a night of Web surfing for celeb gossip and masturbatory material, digital marketing producer Suzanne Kim stumbles across an intriguing thread while checking her profile on Suzanne isn't exactly looking, but the request for a very specific type of submissive from the attractive mistress, Mami-P, is hard to resist.

Let the Lover Be Cover Image
ISBN: 9781626390775
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Published: Bold Strokes Books - August 19th, 2014

Functional alcoholic Kiana Lewis is looking for a way out. Running away from the memories of her mother's horrific death and her own dead-end existence, she decides to crash her ex-lover's New Orleans wedding and put a stop to the whole thing. She arrives in the Big Easy to reclaim her old love, and hopefully, reclaim her own life.

Abeng Cover Image
ISBN: 9780452274839
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Published: Plume - September 1995

Ever since Abeng was first published in 1984, Michelle Cliff has steadily become a literary force. Her novels evoke both the clearly delineated hierarchies of colonial Jamaica and the subtleties of present-day island life. Nowhere is her power felt more than in Clare Savage, her Jamaican heroine, who appeared, already grown, in No Telephone to Heaven.

Thunder Rose Cover Image
By Jerdine Nolen, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780152060060
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 2007

Thunder Rose vows to grow up to be more than just big and strong, thank you very kindly--and boy, does she ever! But when a whirling storm on a riotous rampage threatens, has Rose finally met her match?

Full Woman, Fleshly Apple, Hot Moon: Selected Poems of Pablo Neruda Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060928773
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - February 1998

Praise for Stephen Mitchell's translation of Rilke: "Perhaps the most beautiful group of poetic translations this century has produced." -- Chicago Tribune

Boy-Wives and Female-Husbands: Studies in African Homosexualities Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312238292
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Palgrave MacMillan - March 2nd, 2001

Claims concerning the presence and status of homosexuality in historic African cultures have become central points of contention in debates among contemporary African Americans. Some of those involved in the debate have even asserted that the original languages of Africa contained no words for gay or lesbian, therefore concluding that they did not exist.

A Writer's Book of Days: A Spirited Companion & Lively Muse for the Writing Life Cover Image
By Judy Reeves, Janet Fitch (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781577319368
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Published: New World Library - August 24th, 2010

First published a decade ago, A Writer's Book of Days has become the ideal writing coach for thousands of writers. Newly revised, with new prompts, up-to-date Web resources, and more useful information than ever, this invaluable guide offers something for everyone looking to put pen to paper -- a treasure trove of practical suggestions, expert advice, and powerful inspiration.