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Contemporary African American Fiction

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72-Hour Hold
by Bebe Moore Campbell
Fed up with the mental health community and desperate to save her daughter, who is suffering from bipolar disorder, Keri enlists the assistance of the Program, an illegal group of radicals who have rejected the established psychiatric system.
A Love of My Own
by E. Lynn Harris
As a band of close-knit characters (old and new) navigates life's challenges and tries to find their place in the world, each person goes on a journey of the heart in search of the one thing everyone wants: a love of their own.
Babylon Sisters
by Pearl Cleage
Enjoying a close relationship with her daughter, Phoebe, Catherine Sanderson has kept only one secret--the identity of Phoebe's father--until Phoebe embarks on her own search for her paternity, bringing her real father back into their lives.
Boss Lady
by Omar Tyree
Shot through with Tyree's irresistible urban style, "Boss Lady" finds the author's best-loved character at the top of her game, thoroughly in charge, and taking life strictly on her own terms. In this novel, "Fly Girl" is becoming a major motion picture and Tracy is prepared to do anything to make sure it's done right.
by Eric Jerome Dickey
Drawn into an affair with his sister-in-law in spite of his love for his wife, a man finds his choices further complicated by the mysterious and tragic past shared by both women.
Gimme an O!
by Kayla Perrin
Despite her success in her chosen field, sex therapist Lecia Calhoun just can't get her own love life together--then she meets the NFL's hottest quarterback, Anthony Beals. At first, he needs her expertise to get back the slightly sketchy woman in his life. But as soon as he sees the love doctor, all other women are forgotten.
How Stella Got Her Groove Back
by Terry McMillan
In this humorous novel, a 40-something woman finds love in an unexpected place: with a man half her age. He soon makes her realize that she's come to a big juncture in her life, one that forces her to consider new and difficult questions about her passions and expectations.
Sag Harbor
by Colson Whitehead
During the summer of 1985, an African American teenager named Benji and his brother Reggie are staying in a predominately white and close-knit town.
Some People, Some Other Place
by J. California Cooper
A multigenerational saga chronicles the intertwined lives of the multi-ethnic residents of Dream Street in a town called Place, following one family from the Deep South of 1895, to rural Oklahoma and the industrial Midwest.
The Good House
by Tananarive Due
Working to rebuild her law practice after her son commits suicide, Angela Toussaint journeys to the family home where the suicide took place, hoping for answers, and discovers an evil force that is driving locals to acts of violence.
Updated 10/26/2011
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