All the Trouble You Need
by Jervey Tervalon.
A college instructor nearing 30 falls in love with one of his students,
to the consternation of the other women in his life.
The Autograph Man
by Zadie Smith.
A British-Jewish-Chinese man, a collector of autographs, pursues
his obsession with obtaining the signature of a reclusive screen
by Freddie Lee Johnson III.
The lives and relationships of three complex brothers are chronicled.
by Tracy Price-Thompson.
A romantic liaison between two officer candidates, one unhappily
married, creates a steamy and dangerous situation.
by Eric James Fullilove.
Framed and on the run for the murder of his white girlfriend, National
Security Advisor Richard Whelan is the only one who can prevent
a nuclear detonation.
by Anthony Grooms.
While serving in Vietnam, Walter Lee Burke experiences flashbacks
of the violence surrounding the Civil Rights movement in 1960s Birmingham.
The Bondwoman's Narrative
by Hannah Crafts, edited by Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Written in 1850 by a fugitive slave, this fictionalized biography
tells of Hannah Crafts' escape from slavery and her life in freedom.
*Break Any Woman Down: Stories
by Dana Johnson.
Young women search for inner peace through intimate relationships.
*The Buffalo Soldier
by Christopher A. Bohjalian.
Ten-year-old Alfred, an African American child with white foster
parents, adjusts to life in Vermont through the kindly attention
of a neighbor.
A Chocolate Affair
by Sheila Copeland.
The temptations of life abound for four young stars in this tale
of infidelity, lost loves and sisterhood.
Colored Sugar Water
by Venise T. Berry.
A boring boyfriend and an immature husband lead longtime friends
Lucy and Adel to seek spiritual advice in the voodoo world of tarot
cards and albino pythons.
by Elizabeth Nunez.
Oufoula Sindede loves his wife and his mistress. Torn between passion
and responsibility, he must make a difficult choice.
by Timmothy B. McCann.
Married sitcom actress Joi has an affair with a younger "hunk."
She is forced to examine her choices when her life rivals a soap
The Emperor of Ocean Park
by Stephen L. Carter.
When the "Emperor," Judge Oliver Garland, dies, he leaves
behind a chess problem which must be solved in order to reveal the
puzzle of his death.
by Percival Everett.
Intellectual writer, Thelonius "Monk" Ellison faces uncomfortable
consequences when he succumbs to family pressures and writes a sensational
*Every Bitter Thing Sweet
by Roslyn Carrington.
Odile, who gave up her dream of becoming a doctor when she got pregnant
at 17 and who now works in a bordello, meets up with Rory whom she
hasn't seen for four years.
*The Fall of Rome
by Martha Southgate.
The token black teacher at a New England prep school comes to terms
with his own insecurities when he clashes with a promising African
American scholarship student.
*Free: And other stories
by Anika Nailah.
This collection concerns the skills required to survive the injustices
Futureland: Nine Stories of an Imminent World
by Walter Mosley.
Pulse is a drug that offers escape, technology rules, and the gap
between the rich and the poor is a chasm. America in 2020?
Getting Our Breath Back
by Shawne Johnson.
Violet, Lilly, and Rose--sisters in emotional turmoil--searching
for a Daddy they never knew, each taking a different path.
by Marc Nesbitt.
Contemporary African-American men navigate the obstacle course of
life through depression, self-destruction, and addiction.
The God Who Begat a Jackal
by Nega Mezlekia.
Once upon a time in Ethiopia, there were feudal lords, serfs, rebel
slaves, and damsels in distress.
Gonna Lay Down My Burdens
by Mary Monroe.
Burdened with the guilt of having caused her fiancé's paralysis,
will Carmen accept the fate of a loveless marriage or succumb to
the dubious charms of Chester Sheffield?
Guys in Suits
by Van Whitfield.
Stuart and Simon are D.C. singles looking for Ms. Right in this
romantic comedy told from the male perspective.
by Persia Walker.
In 1920s Harlem, a young lawyer investigates the suspicious suicide
of his reclusive sister who had recently married a man she barely
The Harris Family
by R. M. Johnson.
In this sequel to The Harris Men, Julius seeks forgiveness for being
an absentee father to his three sons.
The Heat Seekers
Best friends the steady Tempest and the wilder Vanessa meet and
pair off with their male counterparts. Is a happy ending possible?
I Know Who Holds Tomorrow
by Francis Ray.
Will television talk show host Madison West agree to raise the nine-month-old
her husband, on his deathbed, confessed to having fathered?
by Andrea Lee.
These stories tell of high-bred, well-educated American women living
and traveling abroad, exploring diverse cultures and customs.
by Victoria Christopher Murray.
Anya has it all, a lucrative business, a devoted fiancé,
and a strong relationship with the Lord. Then she is brutally raped
by Richard Dry.
Widowed and pregnant, 21-year-old Ruby moves with her13-year-old
stepbrother from South Carolina to Oakland at the beginning of the
by Tayari Jones.
Tasha, Rodney and Octavia, three fifth-graders, struggle to grow
up amidst the 1980's Atlanta child murders.
by Omar Tyree.
Murder and mayhem result when a New Orleans coed gets involved with
Like Boogie on Tuesday
by Linda Dominique Grosvenor.
The story of two couples whose secrets unravel their lives.
by Steven Barnes.
In this fantasy "alternate" history, Europeans are enslaved
Love Don't Live Here Anymore
by Denene Millner and Nick Chiles.
Two hot careers on two continents lead to infidelity, deception,
and a broken marriage.
A Love of My Own
by E. Lynn Harris.
Raymond meets Zola when both are working for Bling Bling Magazine.
Love is in the air until John, Raymond's old friend and lover, appears
on the scene.
Love the One You're With
by James Earl Hardy.
Raheim "Pooquie" Rivers goes to Hollywood to make a film
leaving Mitchell "Little Bit" Crawford wondering if he
can stay true, especially when temptation is everywhere.
by Carl Weber.
Four young men, friends since boyhood, learn that no matter how
unstable their family lives become, they can always count on one
May December Souls
by Marissa Monteilh.
Forty-year-old Mariah finds a healthy and supportive lover and friend
in twenty-one-year-old Malik.
*Meant to Be
by Rita Coburn Whack.
Jan Campbell's life journey is guided by a voice from the beyond,
that of her Cherokee grandmother Hannah, who died before she was
by Jamaica Kincaid.
He never knew love so never gave love. One of his illegitimate daughters
discovers how to break this cycle of lovelessness.
Never Again Once More
by Mary B. Morrison.
In this sequel to Soulmates Dissipate, Jada questions her choice
of marrying for security rather than love.
by Rochelle Alers.
A mysterious client threatens the life of social services director
Jolene Walker and forces her new love Michael to risk all to protect
by Patricia Haley.
Karen and Johnny Clark took vows and became husband and wife. Can
prayers and faith help keep that promise when cancer and infidelity
strike? Christian fiction.
by Connie Briscoe.
Adultery, alcohol, and biracial relations: life in affluent suburbia.
The Portable Promised Land
The imaginary metropolis of Soul City is the setting for these sharply
humorous short stories and essays by a contributing editor at Rolling
The Prodigal Husband
by Jacquelin Thomas.
Tori and Jake struggle to put their marriage back together following
his extramarital affair and his disappearance for a year after the
tragic death of their only child. Christian fiction.
Promises beyond Jordan
by Vanessa Davis Griggs.
Two weeks before the wedding Theresa's fiancé feels he must
lend support to his first love who has been seriously injured in
a car accident. Christian fiction.
The Queen of Harlem
by Brian Keith Jackson.
Mason becomes Malik, "a ghettonian" and moves to Harlem.
His odyssey takes a U-turn turn when he meets Kyra, who lives in
the world he left behind.
*Red on a Rose
by Patricia Jones.
Lila's near perfect life crumbles when her husband, confronted by
racism, makes a deadly choice.
Revenge Is Best Served Cold
by Tracie Howard and Danita Carter.
After silver-tongued Blake St. James becomes a business partner
and then betrays them, Morgan and Dakota plot to settle the score.
by Donna Hill.
Tragedy and family secrets follow three generations of talented
women when they leave the safety of their rural Mississippi home
to seek fame in the big city.
*Riding through Shadows
by Sharon Ewell Foster.
A spiritual counselor steps in when Shirley's father is killed and
her mother slides into depression. Christian fiction.
by Donna Hemans.
When Kelithe's small son drowns, the women of her Jamaican village
wonder if it happened so she could finally go to America.
by Trisha R. Thomas.
After responding to a domestic violence call, a police officer develops
an obsession for the wife of a drug-addicted professional athlete.
by Judith Barnes.
In 1950s Canada, a friendship is threatened when a black horse wrangler
falls in love with his boss' daughter.
Satisfy My Soul
by Colin Channer.
When playwright Carey McCullough meets Frances Carey, they believe
their intense love affair is fulfilling destiny as the reincarnation
of 500-year-old African lovers.
Sittin' in the Front Pew
by Parry "Ebony Satin" Brown.
Edward Naylor was known as a perfect father, but he carries a secret
to his grave. Then, the secret shows up for his funeral.
by Bill James.
Recruited by British Intelligence to be a token black spy, Simon's
assignment is to track down a fellow agent turned drug lord.
by Felicia Mason.
Sex and adultery plague a gospel choir.
by Eric Jerome Dickey.
Dante and his friend Jackson join up with a lowlife con artist named
Scamz when they realize they can't make ends meet.
*This Side of the Sky
by Elyse Singleton.
Two lifelong friends fulfill their dream of escaping from rural
Mississippi by signing on as WACs and going overseas during World
Walk through Darkness
by David Anthony Durham.
A bounty hunter is chasing William, a fugitive slave who is heading
north to find his pregnant wife. Each seeks freedom and a new life.
*We Look Like Men of War
by William R. Forstchen.
A teen runaway slave narrates a gritty tale of the Civil War.
When Twilight Comes
by Gwynne Forster.
When Marge Hairston, publisher of North Carolina's most influential
African American newspaper, becomes ill, she must pass on the Woodmore
Times to one of her reluctant children.
Wings of Morning
by William Cobb.
Recreates the passion, courage, and confusion of the Civil Rights
by Heather Neff.
Maia has terminal cancer. She hopes the discovery of her ancestors
on the island of St. Croix will bring peace and closure.
Without a Name and Under the Tongue
by Yvonne Vera.
Two impressionistic novellas depict the struggles of women during
Zimbabwe's civil war in the 1970s.
*You Know Better
by Tina McElroy Ansa.
Three "spirit guides" arrive to help LaShawndra Pines'
mother and grandmother search for the18-year-old self-described